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David Wescott

I hear you, Kevin - it reminds me of the "open letter to mommybloggers everywhere" I wrote a while back.

One of the things I ask social media practitioners in my charge to do is go exploring a bit in the sector of the blogosphere that interests them most - BEFORE you have to worry about pitching anyone. Develop relationships with people that have common interests and build your own credibility. If we have to pitch a segment of the blogosphere, we already have relationships that matter with people we trust. It takes time, but if you're not willing to invest it you're not willing to do this right.

Geoff Livingston

Gets back to participation first, then promotion. A blogger is much more willing to follow/consider your effort if you are part of the community first. Then they'll talk to you. Good post, Kevin.

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MuchTooLonginPR

Technology was supposed to make our lives easier --- and ironically, for the PR person, it's a lot more work these days.

Adam Denison

You know, I just spent three hours working on pitches for about 15 bloggers, but I think it's well worth the effort. I applied nearly every one of the above rules. Sure, it took more time, but at least I won't come off sounding like a spammer or a PR guy who doesn't know how to work with blogs. Even though they not take the bait, at least I've cultivated a relationship.

Todd Defren

This may be the single best post on Blogger Relations that I've ever friggin' read. Wish I'd written it. :)

Good stuff, Kevin.

Kevin Dugan

Thanks everyone. Adam - It's great to hear GM is doing it right, but no surprise.

Todd - Who do I make the check out to? Seriously, thank you for all of the feedback.

Michael

Oh its a nice site! I like your photo of the quiz!
Greetings f. Germany

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his may be the single best post on Blogger Relations that I've ever friggin' read. Wish I'd written it

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Awesome test, now I'm ready to pitch my blog, your help was very professional.

Stevenson

I won't come off sounding like a spammer or a PR guy who doesn't know how to work with blogs.

Stevenson

I won't come off sounding like a spammer or a PR guy who doesn't know how to work with blogs.

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