Have You Given Up On The Good In People?

Simply put, without too much detail or spiritual reason…I have always believed that people meet each other for a reason. There was a part of my past I locked away for years with a plane ride to anywhere but where I was. I was left in the burning ashes of a great fire, thinking I…

music and social media panel with Miss Destructo

How to Promote Your Band Using Social Media.

Yesterday I was invited to speak on a panel at the Homemade Music Symposium in Ybor City, Florida to musicians and artists on how they can use social media to promote themselves. Many artists and bands have yet to fully grasp the full spectrum of platforms they can be using to really rock the internet…

Hey Jude. Thanks For Not Letting Me Down.

I think since childhood, i’ve heard the song “Hey Jude” hundreds of times on the radio, in the car, in elevators, crappy cover bands and drunken karaoke. I never really think that song could change my life at such a perfect time, I don’t know if perfect is the right word to use for this…

Get Jeff’d Up: Find Your Inner Superhero

A few times in my life I have met real life superheroes, where the powers aren’t lasers or secret mind melding techniques. They have the power of heart, a superhuman ability to survive in any situation and inspire others around them to love life. This week i’ve been everyday waking up to a world of…

Get A Haircut, Get A Real Job.

“Cause we all have wings, but some of us don’t know why”- INXS Usually when I get asked what I do, I tell people Social Media Consultant. *blank stare* “Uh, I community manage and create brands online…” *blank stare* “I play with twitter and facebook.” OHHHHHHH….You can get paid for THAT? *faceplant* “Yeah, most of…

Kinetik Festival: Moving At The Speed of Light

For the last week i’ve been in Montreal, Canada for the Kinetik Festival and general destroying of boredom. Kinetik, almost a perfect word to encompass the intense moving force behind every moment of my journey. Riots ensued across the city a few days after my arrival due to the winning Canadiens hockey team, I met…

Destructo After SOBcon: 5 Ways To Change Your Life

“Is this real life? Yes, Chris… SOBcon is real life…” After SOBcon, a three day social media/business/blogging mastermind convention in Chicago. I feel like the David After Dentist kid, it’s hard to step back into reality after three days of being surrounded by some of the most caring, innovative and successful people in the business.…

Foursquare Day: The Aftermath of The Swarm

“Ten people who speak make more noise than ten thousand who are silent.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Foursquare Day was last Friday, did you hear about it? Many people that did thought there was a powerhouse viral marketing hot shots or a high priced PR firm behind the scenes of this global social media celebration. I…

Growing up with Cpt. Spauldad

As most of you may already know my father Bo a.k.a Cpt. Spauldad has been through a lot lately as far as things medically go, he’s currently at Tampa General Hospital getting some of the best care in Tampa Bay. It’s been a crazy time at Destructo HQ as well, since he lives with us…