In this post where #PR and #socialmedia pros shared pet peeves with journalists and other influencers (and vice versa), shares his experience with an pricing "diva."
If you're involved in online PR or #internetmarketing and handle paid placements for your company or clients, have you ever run into something like this? How do you determine which "influencers" will provide the most value for your campaign?
Check out my recent contribution to Muck Rack where I share horror stories and pet peeves from journalists and PR professionals (about working with "the other side").
If you'd like to propose a prompt of some kind for us to tackle, email me in the next few hours at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not sure how many we'll have time for, but happy to squeeze in an interesting idea or two.
If you'd like a better idea of how these conversations w/ my sis tend to go, here's some background on a horror screenplay she influenced after one of our odd little chats.
Tomorrow and I are recording a podcast for next week on the topic of sharing personal information on blogs & social media to connect with readers (and when it crosses a line into oversharing).
In the episode, we'll be answering questions from listeners and our social networks. So if you've ever wanted to know something about either of us, now's your time to ask!
We're not looking for business or writing-related questions for this one. It's about letting you get to know us a bit better as people. So ask away!
No questions are off-limit, and we're both fairly open, so feel free to push a bit. See if you can find where our lines are. If you ask something that would require us to cross a line, we'll simply not answer that one, and instead we'll explain why that crosses a line for us (and that line may very well be in a different place for each of us, so you never know what you'll get!).
You can post questions here or email them to me at email@example.com. We're recording at 3pm eastern on Thursday, so questions have to be received by then to be considered.
Great post by on the destructive side of #contentmarketing which can erode trust in the name of encouraging instant gratification.
This is a follow-up to my recent rant on trust, pseudo-experts in #blogging , and reader responsibility which you can read or listen to here [explicit]:
Have you ever had an interview source demand to review an article? How did you handle it?
shared a great example of a terrible PR pitch she received as a #blogger . It goes beyond poor targeting. It goes beyond even poor proofreading. This marketer or PR rep didn't seem to take so much as a second glance before contacting Kristi.
As a blogger, what's the worst pitch you've ever received?
While having coffee with +LoriWidmer yesterday, I mentioned I was thinking about letting my readers choose my next big #writing challenge or experiment.
I'm not sure if I'm a total glutton for punishment or if I just trust you guys and gals an awful lot, but I decided I'm going to run with this idea.
So here's the deal:
I want you to submit #challenge or experiment ideas here in the comments or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. I'll narrow it down and put up a survey next week.
What kinds of things am I looking for? Here are some ideas to get you started:
- A certain word count goal for the month
- Drafting a novel or nonfiction book in a certain amount of time
- An experiment related to running or launching a blog
- Writing a certain number of blog posts in a set amount of time
You can get creative with it. And these can be big -- think anywhere from a week to a few months. Just keep it in line with the kind of work I actually do (for example, writing a poetry collection probably won't make the short list).
You can be as tough on me as you want. I don't shy away from a challenge.
My only real "rule" is other #writers should be able to learn something from my experience -- whether I succeed or fail. Depending on the nature of the challenge, I'll either share progress reports as I go or publish a write-up at the end.
So if you want to know if something can realistically be done, and you want someone to test that for you, propose the challenge. Or if you just want to see if you can push me to my limits for sh*ts and giggles, but me documenting the process would still help other writers, I'm cool with that too.
So let me have it! What writing challenge would you like to see me take on next?
- All Freelance Writing (past)
- All Indie Publishing (past)
- Pro Business Writer (current)
- Writing for Bloggers (past)
- Social Realist (past)
- Social Implications (past)
- 3 Beat Media (current)
- 3 Beat Books (current)
- BizAmmo (current)
- All Indie WRiters (current)
- DirJournal Business Journal (past)
- The Busy Authors Guide (current)
- Climb Your Family Tree (current)
- The Profitable Freelancer (past)
- DigitalPoint Forums (past)
- The Bad Marketing Blog (current)
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