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A Blogger is Not a One Night Stand

Dear brands / PRs / outreachers,

I’ve had a fair few relationships with your type now. After a year on the blogging market, I’ve been pitched to by hundreds of you – some good, some bad and some definitely ugly. I’m not naive and I’m in this for the same reasons as you. These things can be mutually beneficial but we’ve gotta figure out a few things first.

1. Do your research

First and foremost, find out my name. I run my blog with a friend and we’re always being referred to as ‘girls’ or (somewhat worse) ‘ladies’. They both make me do a little sick in my mouth. Sure, when we’ve been going a while call me whatever you like (within reason) but for initial contact, get my name right. Check my blog and failing that, have a look at Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. In other words, be a good stalker! A little effort goes a long way.

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