About Bryan Allain

Here are 10 Facts About Bryan, see if you can pick out the 2 that are false:

1. Bryan has a big nose.
2. Bryan once performed a 35-minute comedy show without getting murdered.
3. Bryan was on TIME Magazine’s list of The 15 Best Tweets of the 2012 Election.
4. Bryan has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering.
5. Bryan has written a book that’s sold over 6000 copies.
6. Bryan lives in Intercourse, PA.
7. Bryan used to be in MENSA.
8. Bryan has shot an 83 on a par-72 golf course.
9. Bryan has been blogging since 2002.
10. Bryan is a mammal.

IT’S A TRICK, they’re all true! You totally saw that coming, didn’t you?

SO YOU’RE A STAND-UP COMIC?

Nope, but I’ve done it a handful of times, including a 35-minute show at a local coffee shop in March 2014. Here’s more info and some clips.

WHAT ABOUT EVENT HOSTING?

Not my main gig either, but I love doing it. If you’re interested fill out a booking request and see if I might be a good fit for your next event.

DO YOU WRITE PROFESSIONALLY?

Yes I do. I’ve written a few books, I’ve been hired to ghost-write a few books, I do freelance social media and blogging work for authors/artists/companies, and I occasionally get hired by comedians to help write jokes.

DO YOU WORK WITH AUTHORS?

Yup. I work with authors and other artists to help them get their message out more effectively, whether it’s a new book, a video series, or whatever else they may be launching. Past (and current) clients include NYT bestselling author Jon Acuff, YouTube stars Tripp and Tyler, and tech startups like CrowdScribed.

WHAT IS FREETRAVLR?

It’s a company I help start in 2014 to help people learn how to take advantage of the amazing travel savings available to you when you know how to use credit card bonus offers to see the world for next to nothing.

More info here: FreeTravlr

YOU’VE BEEN BLOGGING HERE SINCE 2002? ABOUT WHAT?

I’ve rambled about just about everything over the years. Back in 2009/2010 I was writing a lot of original humor pieces here. These days it’s back to being a little bit of everything.

Here are three of the favorite humor pieces I wrote as voted by my readers:

EVER WRITE SKETCHES?

I wrote a series of animated sketches a couple years ago that people really seemed to enjoy. It was “The Truth About” Video Series, and all the voices were done by a text-to-speech renderer.

I personally think it’s some of the funniest stuff I’ve ever done. Start with The Truth About Meetings or The Truth About Oil Changes as those might be my favorites.

EVER HAD A PIECE IN A MAGAZINE?

I’ve been published in print in RELEVANT Magazine and (the late) COLLIDE Magazine.

Parts of those articles are online here:

I was also featured on Jon Acuff’s Stuff Christians Like blog eight times…here are a few of those.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH TIME MAGAZINE?

They said this tweet that I shared during the 2012 Presidential Election was one of the most 15 Memorable tweets out of the 31.7 million that were tweeted! (A distinction I shared with Lady Gaga, Donald Trump, and President Obama himself!)

It’s been retweeted over 3000 times! Pretty crazy.

The article in TIME: The 15 Most Memorable Tweets of Election Night

DID YOU WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR THE HUFFINGTON POST?

Nope, but Jon Acuff mentioned me in a HuffPo piece as one of the funniest Christian writers alive…so there’s that.

(My Election Night tweet was also mentioned in the Huffington Post.)

DID YOU WRITE AN ARTICLE FOR THE DAILY BEAST?

I did. It was an interesting experience, but not really my cup of tea: God vs. The Saints (the title wasn’t mine, btw)

IS THAT IT?

Yes. That is it.

Still have questions? Email me: bryan(at)bryanallain.com

6 thoughts on “About Bryan Allain”

  1. Hey Bryan,

    What’s happenin’? Probably quite a bit (my guess). I’ve got a quick question for you. If you were to help out/volunteer/go to a smattering/handful/bunch of conferences within the next 12 months, what would they be?

    I’m a recent college grad who took a job at the local airport to 1) work with some friends and 2) use the free flying benefits to volunteer at as many awesome conferences within the next year as I possibly can.

    So…any favorites?

    Thanks,
    -M!ke McGinnis

  2. Bryan,

    I read your piece “Be Careful Little Blog What You Flame” on Church leaders.com, and what you said is so true. I also recall an article which quoted the google ceo as saying people would have to change their identity in the future to escape their cyber past. Its hard to envision something like that because it is currently unavailable, but I treat the internet like that “friend” who tells everybody everything you tell them. Also, its not just blogs, but anything that gets recorded. When you pay your property tax, what you buy at the grocery store, how fast you drive. The infrastructure is there to post online, but it has not manifest itself yet in all areas. Everybody wants real time data, but real time data creates nightmares.

  3. Hi,

    Sorry, Bryan….I can’t find a regular contact form anywhere. ugh.

    On twitter I wrote you about a guest post invitation to do something personal on the theme of spiritual guidance toward/for other bloggers for my series called “The Spiritual Guidance for Bloggers Series”. Video submissions are fine too.

    (also my homepage has a button link to the info page on this series)

    For instance:
    What spiritual struggles do you encounter as a blogger? (Like anything that is the opposite of any Fruit of the Spirit)
    What do you wish you had know about the spiritual challenges of blogging that you didn’t first consider?
    What have you seen in the Christian blogosphere that has disturbed you, that does not reflect the tenants of Christianity, and what can be done about it?

    Bloggers are by nature usually reflective, but for some reason the practice of blogging itself pushes out honest and transparent introspection on the pitfalls and perils associated with it as a ministry or tool to reach others.

    You can write me though the email I left here. (I’ll send you the google doc schedule, graphic and whatever else you think will help you.

    -Lisa

  4. Hi Bryan. Just taking a break from your book 31 Days to Find Your Blogging Mojo and am enjoying it. Well, I guess I’ll get back to reading your book. I’d say more but I have reading to do, it’s getting late, and I’ve only got 31 years to finish it, though I’m going to try to read it all tonite. 😀 I’ll let you know how my progress goes!

  5. Bryan,

    Pleased to know about you. Came here via Jon Acuff’s blog. I’m just about to launch my own blog (again, but this time I’m serious!).

    You’re safely ensconced in my RSS Reader and I look forward to checking in regularly.

    Peace,
    Chad

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