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3 Sure Fire Ways to Get Bloggers to Ignore Your Emails

by Taewoo Kim on April 21, 2014 · 16 comments

Are you a blogger and gave gotten a random request from someone you don’t know asking you to link to their site?

Or better yet, asking if they can guest post?

Yet… when you read the post, it looks like it’s been written by a junior high school drop out in some 3rd world country?

Yeah, I get shit tons of that.

Shady affiliate networks, advertising platforms, finance products, insurance, viagra, dating site.. Ugh…

They rarely contribute any good articles.

And even if they DO write good stuff, they want a back link to some really shady looking site that I would never link to even if I get paid to do it.

Please, where on earth do these people learn their manners from?

Here’s the thing.

Most of you already know how this works… yet most of you choose to ignore the rules.

So, you still wanna get ignored?

No problem. Here’s how.

1) “Give Me, Give Me”

For example, do you go on a first date with a girl and ask her to come home with you THAT night?

There’s 99% chances that you won’t. On top of that, she’ll probabaly never call you again.

But even if you do succeed, do you really want to have a long term relationship with her? What makes you think you’re the 1st one she’s done this with? Yeah, probably not.

So either way, you really CAN’T win by asking for the close first. You have to give first. Get to know her.. build rapport, and heaven forbid, even give her something.

If you’re reaching out to a media person (journalist, blogger, youtuber, or some other social media maven) and you ask for something, you’re asking him/her to risk the very reputation he/she has built up to showcase you.

Stop talking “me me me”.

UGH.

Give me something first. Get my trust. Shit, write me a well thought article.

Have you noticed I blog on ShoeMoney a lot?

It’s because Jeremy trusts me because I’ve been writing for his blog for MONTHS.

2) Copy/Paste Job

Hello,

I am really satisfied with your blog content, your posts are really good and you are keeping it well. I would like to publish my post on your blog (as guest post) with my website link. Mostly I create about educational and student related subjects. Please let me know if you are recognizing guest posts and I’m ready to discuss my content, I guarantee it with unique and quality content.

Looking forward to get your reply.

Thank You

Yeah, if you’re a girl doing online dating, I’m sure you know Mr.Ctrl-C/Ctrl-V.

Shotgun approach, saying the same ol’ stuff to everyone in the neighborhood.

Seriously, if you go to networking events, do you say the SAME thing to everyone?

Remember telemarkters? They were NOTORIOUS for that.


Notice how I write?

This is how I talk.

And that’s why people read what I write.

If you’re gonna ask for someone to do a favor for you, be normal and talk normal.

3) Do You Even Know Who I Am?

Good morning FSC?

I wanted to commend you guys on the great piece about the 3 most overlooked A/B tests. I found it really interesting and insightful, then sent it on over to the marketing team I liked it so much, so thanks for the great read!

Anyway, I wanted to get in touch with you in order to pitch an article I’d like to write for Fresh Super Cool. I was thinking something in regards to how a business can improve its business’s online reputation through Instagram, because I think it hasn’t been touched on a ton yet.

Let me know what you think, I’d love to discuss the idea more and some of the specifics. Thanks for the time!

All the best

I have a freakin’ name.

If you go to my awesome marketing blog, I have my face plastered ALL over it.

Would a girl go home with you even if you don’t even know who she is?

Yeah, those are called prostitutes.

She’ll take your money and give you a nice fat genital herpes that make you pee fire every morning.

Do you want that? Me neither.

full disclosure

About the author...

– who has written 29 posts on ShoeMoney.com.

TaeWoo is an accomplished online marketer with 10+ years of experience in affiliate marketing, lead generation, SEM, PPC, and media buying. You can follow him on his blog at FreshSuperCool.com or on Twitter @TaeWooKim.


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{ 16 comments }

Shoemoney 1 Nevin Black

I think I have been guilty of all these guest posting faux paus. *hides in shame*

2 Taewoo Kim

*tsk tsk tsk*

3 gee

Tawwooooooooo Keeeeeeeeeem!

4 Vukasin

Hey Taewoo

You made my day. I haven’t read such an honest and good post in a long time. There is almost no person who will say things you say so brave and open.

You killed it with this one and I don’t doubt why Jeremy lets you write here.

I’m getting tons of emails similar to this but to be honest I was even sending such to others.

Why?

Well, I wasn’t experienced back then. I didn’t know how to approach someone. However, I was still getting lot of responses even if most of the things I was saying was idiotic.

Keep with good work TaeWoo!

Vukasin

5 Taewoo Kim

Thanks

Just use common sense. If you go up to an organizer of a conference and use some memorized spiel to get him/her to let you pitch in front of a crowd, right?

Online manners is almost always identical to offline manners.

Shoemoney 6 Carrie D.

Way to just lay it all out there man. For real. totally dead one. Ballsy.

7 Taewoo Kim

Speaking from the heart. That’s all. ;)

Shoemoney 8 Lyle

I hate hate hate the copy and paste even though I’m guilty of it myself from time to time with certain things. It is just so canned and shows that the person didn’t research their shit at all.

9 Taewoo Kim

No.. copy paste is ok. But add some customization here and there. Take some time to read the blogger’s actual stuff.. that’s all im asking.

Shoemoney 10 Chad

I’m not very well known but I have a guy who I ran ONE piece for, mostly out of desperation for content and the piece wasn’t very good. Like at all, and in fact I got shit about running it. Now the guy won’t leave me alone and sends me shit 3 times a week and won’t take a hint. So annoying.

Shoemoney 11 Justin Clayborne

Guest bloggers: the new herpes of our generation?

12 Taewoo Kim

Or genital warts

Shoemoney 13 Porter McIntyre

What kind of lady troubles are you havin’ Taewoo? Can’t seal the deal on the first date and some anger issues towards prostitutes? I got 99 problems but a bitch ain’t one!

14 Ibeagle promo

Really Nice Post. I Recommended your Post as a Blogger. Thank you very much for Sharing with us.

15 faisal

No matter what you say, some ignore anyways.

16 Peter

I’ve only just got into blogging and have just done my first post but thanks so much for the head’s up on this!

Some solid info to help me get off on the right foot.

Do you not even bother entertaining these messages and just treat them as ‘junk’?

Cheers,
Peter

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