Dear Blogger: Here’s how not to spam bloggers – by spamming bloggers

Have you joined my incredibly non-annoying, once-in-a-while email newsletter?

Got this email from someone named Tami Queen at Vocus. In essence, she’s telling me how to make sure I don’t spam bloggers when pitching them.

Um…You know I have a blog, right? And it has a category about “really bad press releases,” right? I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but does anyone else see the irony in spamming a blogger with an email about how to not spam bloggers?

Or maybe it’s just Tuesday. Considering the day I’m having, where I am starting to believe that I’m a player in G-d’s personal Gag Reel, who knows…

So Tami: Thanks – But I’m going to pass. but I’ll be happy to blog about it. Then pitch it to the wrong people.

Countless accounts of “PR Flaks” who have spammed bloggers, mis-targeted pitches or just plain gotten blogger relations wrong fill the Internet. Don’t risk finding your next pitch blasted on your favorite blog!

As a Public Relations professional, it is your job to find every opportunity to get your organization covered and be an expert on the inner-workings of the media. However, the explosion of the blogosphere has left many confused and wondering: How do bloggers operate?  What type of approach will get my news covered?  How can I integrate blogs into my overall PR strategy?

The new media landscape calls for additional tactics and approaches to the PR practitioner’s toolbox. Download the FREE Vocus white paper  Five Golden Rules for Blogger Relations” to get insights on how today’s PR professionals can successfully incorporate blogger relations into their PR strategy and build effective relationships straight from four of the top blogging experts in the industry!

Join us, for a conference, with lots of people… blah, blah, blah.


It’s Tuesday.

I need to fall out of a plane.

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