I wrote this post recently over on another site and wanted to point to it here, because I think it’s incredibly relevant for bloggers everywhere. Knowing how to pitch well is one of the most crucial skills bloggers can learn, and one of the most falling-down-on-the-job skills I see bloggers grapple with everywhere.
If you learn how to pitch well, you’ll make huge strides in your efforts to blog well.
Here’s the first part of the article copied below, and click on the full link below to read the entire thing:
Whether you are the one pitching, or Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about pitches.
The pitches I get, the pitches I send, and the sad world that is people-wanting-things-from-people-and-not-knowing-how-to-ask.
To start, let me say that no discussion of pitch failures would be complete without a shout-out to this amazing video the Mashable folks posted. Entitled, “Hardly Working: Start Up Guys“, I both died laughing and died realizing how many times my real life has imitated (this) art…