Know the Blog You Are Pitching Too!

Thursday, February 6, 2014
I know I'm not the only blogger that has to deal with this, but it's annoying all the same. What is annoying you ask? Getting pitch after pitch email about something that is completely wrong for my blog! I mean sometimes it's a well intended mistake, offering me a product that I just don't see as a fit for my blog. But what really gets me is the constant pitch emails for couples, for marriage tips, marriage consulting, tips for divorced couples (though honestly I can kind of understand this one).

The problem with these pitch emails? I'm a single mom! I am not married, not in a relationship.

It's like have you even looked at my blog before emailing me? Or for the ones that I sign up for do you not check the part where it says SINGLE. Cause I'm sure to check it every time. I mean I can understand that you have a lot of things on your plate and tons of emails to send, but to make sure that you get what you want out of it, I just can't understand why you wouldn't look at the blog you are pitching to. It just doesn't make sense to me.

Two seconds on my site would show you that sending me a pitch for marriage tips wouldn't be a good fit.

Third line in my little mini bio says SINGLE MOM. So this means that in addition to not reading at least the about page of my blog, it means you haven't even looked at my blog. Which drastically lowers my desire to even work with you on a pitch that would be a good fit. I mean would you like to work with someone that hasn't even bothered to check you out?

I mean when I get a pitch email and I think it would work for my blog, I check out their site at the very least before even asking about compensation or a product to review, which is a must if you want me to write something up for you. I love the companies that say oh we don't have the budget for that, it's like umm ok but I don't work for free. Anywoo that's a different story.

I don't just blindly agree to something, I want to make sure it's a good fit, I check them out, even if it's just a minute on their site to get a feel for it. Meaning I would appreciate the same when sending pitch emails. Not to mention you are going to get a better chance of a positive reply to your pitch if you actually know that it's a good fit.

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  1. Yep. This kind of stuff can get really credulous. People seem to forget that research and interaction go a long way.

    1. Not even a lot of research even, just look at my blog and you can tell that that I'm a single mom and to not send me marriage stuff.

  2. I get those all the time. I used to run a personal growth blog, so when I get emails along those lines, I understand why. Although one look around my site would tell anyone that now I'm blogging about the paranormal romance novels I write!

    1. See I can understand that one, but again I've always been a single mom lol so I'm like ummmm... no

  3. Everyone wants you to pitch their info because you are a star! : )


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