Pitch of the day

Posted by Rob Walker on November 10, 2009
Posted Under: Annals of publicity

Yesterday somebody using the Robwalker.net contact form sent a message, and all it said was: “Read my blog.” Followed by a link.

I found this depressing. Somehow it seemed to sum up the entire state of online “dialogue” these days — a blunt demand for attention. But points for honesty, I guess.

Further diversion may be found at MKTG Tumblr, and the Consumed Facebook page.

Reader Comments

I signed up for a blog catalog the other day and got a similar comment-“I read your blog and clicked through your ad, now do the same for mine.”

Yes I’m trying to build readership for my blog, that’s why I’m there, to find new blogs and build relationships with other bloggers.

I was kind of offended that this person wasn’t trying to even pretend to care about content and appeal.

Written By Simbelmynë on November 10th, 2009 @ 11:43 pm

so. how was the person’s blog? did you check it out?

Written By Andrew W on December 2nd, 2009 @ 8:44 pm


Written By Rob Walker on December 2nd, 2009 @ 8:49 pm