Get to Know The Other Me
I don’t talk about my “real job” very much on this blog, and by “real” I mean the one that gives me a salary, a 401k and full benefits. I very much consider diabetes advocacy as my job, but I get paid only for specific jobs, and it doesn’t have any of those necessary perks like health insurance.
Earlier this week I conducted my first non-diabetes interview for a blog about public relations and social media called Social Media Explorer. The interview is about my double life: one as a PR professional who pitches bloggers, and the other as a blogger who gets pitched by PR professionals.
The interview does touch on my life with diabetes, but not in the typical fashion where I talk about finger pricks and insulin pumps and low blood sugars. This interview is more about our community and how as a blogger who happens to write about diabetes, I feel about being pitched and some of the tactics that PR professionals are starting to take in order to build relationships with bloggers. I hope you’ll check it out. Also, if you have been emailed by PR people, I invite you to share your thoughts about what they do and don’t do well. I often feel that I am in an echo chamber of proper blogger relations, so it would be great to hear from a new audience of bloggers who may not have had a chance to share their opinions on being pitched to promote a product or event on their blog.
Edit: Hello to all the new people coming from Social Media Explorer! Welcome, welcome.
I joked that I am like Superman, which is why the picture of me with Superman is featured. Now if only I had a cape…