In the blogging world, one of the big complaints many of us have is that PR people pitch us all the time without reading our blogs. They pitch us with products we just have no need for (like pacifiers for parents whose kids are in college.
I recently blogged on here (like last week did this) about my upcoming surgery. I will be having an ablation. That means my childbearing years are over. (For those who don’t know, an ablation will burn out the lining of my uterus). I am okay with this. However, if I wasn’t, I recently received a pitch that could have really upset me.
What was the pitch? I am not going to call out the company but it was for a kit that would help one to conceive. Included in it are pregnancy tests and ovulation tests.
If I didn’t know how this world worked, I would have thought it a tad insensitive. Instead, I laughed to myself and decided I needed to write a post about why it is soooo important to know the blogger you are pitching! I realize that PR people aren’t going to use something like MyLife.com to figure out what is going on in my life, but I do expect a little research on their part!
Feel free to leave your bad pitch stories below!