Blog Pitch Party 2: Pitch Your Blog And Attract New Followers

invitedSince Spring Training has started, I’ve certainly got pitching on my mind, Modern Philosophers.

However, not all pitching is limited to the type that takes place on a baseball field.

I’ve been thinking about the wildly successful Blog Pitch Party I threw back in July, and I thought it was time to host another.

As you know, I’m also a screenwriter.  When I was lived in California, I’d get invited by producers to a pitch meeting.  Basically, they’d ask about my scripts, and then based on a few sentences from me, they’d decide if they were interested in reading any of them.

keep wrtingI thought that same progress would work perfectly with blogs.  Why not bring a little Hollywood to the blogging world, Modern Philosophers?

In the comment section, pitch your blog.  Give us the name, a link, and up to three sentences describing your blog.

If you choose to participate, I ask that you visit at least two of the other blogs that get pitched.  You don’t have to follow them, but just give them a shot.

Here’s how I might pitch my blog in case you’re trying to figure out what the heck I’m talking about…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher: A humorous look at life in Maine from a slightly skewed perspective.  If you want to know what everyday life is like in a Stephen King novel, this is the blog for you.  Deep Thoughts from the shallow end of the pool.

Isn’t that easy?  Doesn’t it sound like fun?  Take a little time to perfect a pitch for your blog, and then share it with my nearly 12,000 followers.

Remember, you’ve only got three sentences, so choose your words wisely.  The trick is to hook them immediately, and make them want to go directly to your blog.

pitchWhen you visit a blog, let them know that you’re part of the Blog Pitch Party, and tell them what you think of their blog.  Hopefully, they will then return the favor and check out your blog.

This is all about meeting other bloggers and discovering great new blogs, while also spreading the word about your own.  Be nice, have fun, and share the Blog Love!

Now give us your best pitch!

About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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817 Responses to Blog Pitch Party 2: Pitch Your Blog And Attract New Followers

  1. Ritu says:
    Ok so I’m arriving at the party fashionably late Austin! Sorry, but I brought a virtual bottle too!

    Fancy a giggle, at the expense of my cat, or family? Maybe you want to read a bit, take in some new culture? Well, whatever your taste (Oooh! Did I mention there are recipes too!) come have a mooch around my blog, hopefully there is something there for you all!

  2. Hello Austin! This is a great initiative and thank you for this fabulous opportunity.:)

    Grubbs ‘n Critters: A behind-the-scene perspective of a misplaced, culturally-confused expat working Mom raising a family of mutt who occasionally globe-trots for work. If you are into a mish-mash of honest, unfiltered perspective and sometimes self-deprecating humour, this blog’s for you. From anecdotal accounts of motherhood/parenting to travels and home-cooking, you are invited to laugh along with me in my organised chaos.

  3. Fannie Frankfurter: Often overly introspective and risible reflections on life, death, relationshit, body parts, mental illness and anything else that strikes my fancy.

  4. Hello! This is great, thankyou!
    My blog is around 1 month old, and it’s aiming to help parents engage their children in giving to others. There are ideas of ways to get involved in the community, stories of how charities are helping other children, and ideas for free things to do!

  5. Ritu says:

    Reblogged this on But I Smile Anyway… and commented:
    Come join the party! I was a bit of a late arrival, but hey, I’m jus kinda cool like that! 😜

  6. Hi Austen!! I get some of my better ideas from your blog so people should follow me!! You will find a a lot of different things on my blog. I am opinionated and have lots to say about just about anything. Also a bit of real life poetry seeps in now and again. I also share some of the best blogs on word press!! My blog is Please drop by!!

  7. lynn k scott says:

    What a fun post. Thanks for the opportunity. I blog pretty much about everything. I have various topics I stick to but am not limited to. I’m a blogging-newbie but I’m having a wonderful time. If you’re bored, need some straight talk then head over to See ya there!

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  9. qwietpleez says:

    Snippets of this and pieces of that . . . every word, a beat of my heart. Sometimes serious, sometimes silly, sometimes a little pissy, all me. I write about what stirs me, life, love, faith, autism, parenting – Poetry or prose, just words on a page.

  10. Glynis says:

    Austin, this is fantastic! I can’t imagine responding to this many responses, though, ha ha.
    I mostly blog to laugh at my 3 kids and the insanity of my life. With a teenager, a threenager and a baby, there’s a lot to laugh at, trust me. I sometimes touch on more serious topics, like PPD, too. But mostly, I’m funny. I think.

  11. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  12. Follow Breathing Life’s blog to see how she manages the next sixty years of her life. With honest insights, poetry, and occasionally humour she writes about her life while working around her empty nest, her love for knitting and swimming and her striving to do all she can to keep depression at bay. Faith and Grace are her touchstones, as are her two grown children, her husband of 38 years, and her honourary grand-daughters.

  13. OUR POETRY CORNER has international flair…THE MARVELOUS MUMFORD is my spare…BY THE MIGHTY MUMFORD subject matter goes anywhere! All three have poetry–the first was started with Ron DuBour…the “MUMFORD” sites are mine for sure…come visit BY THE MIGHTY MUMFORD and take the tour! 😀

  14. thanks for hosting this. As a swimmer I love your tagline. I often have deep thoughts in the shallow end of the pool!

  15. Yoshiko says:

    Daylight Tune Ministry
    We are passionate to make the Word of God to be easier to understand and fun to learn and make it available to all. The free resources will be provided in the form of inspiration, short articles, Bible study materials, and in a game format (if possible).

  16. Joy says:

    Hey Austin – Happy Sunday! Rad idea you have here. Tellin’ it like it is — my online home where I give MyOwn2Sense one blog post at a time. It’s a blog dedicated to focusing on the good things in life, especially those that please the five senses, but acknowledging the need for a rant every once in a while. Come visit me over at and check out a few posts!

  17. A NEW LIFE WANDERING: A TRAVEL, PHOTOGRAPHY, FOOD AND LIFE blog about a girl who left a comfortable and expected life to lead a more adventurous and unpredictable one. Together with her soulmate and God, she attempts to lead a simple life, focus on healthy eating (while being a chocoholic) and travel around the world.
    Please join me!

  18. Jessie Reyna says: !

    I share awkward everyday stories that you may or may not relate to 🙂

  19. Awesome, thanks for the opportunity here, Austin!

    My blog (one of the two I have) is Poetic Parfait. It’s about poetry, writing, books and motivation. I follow back people who follow me and enjoy talking about words 🙂 I look forward to connecting!

  20. Anxious Mom says:

    Hi, my blog is called Blogging for Therapy. I blog about parenting, as well as navigating depression and anxiety.

    You can find me here:

    I think this is a great idea, and I look forward to reading through the comments and connecting with fellow bloggers!


  21. karen52290 says:

    This is fun!

    My blog Shade But No Shade roughly new, started in late January but it varies across many topics from relationships to daily life situations with added humor and advice so my readers can connect. I wanted to let my inner voice be heard on my opinions about such topics that writers and readers will care about enough to read, share, like and comment. It is a creative process I hope goes very far one day!


  22. Austin, here I am: Retired English/Humanities teacher; traveler; journal-er; memoirist; collector of diecast airplanes (WWII Mustangs); P-51 Lover; father, husband, son, cousin, uncle; arthritic; former (20 years) stained glass artisan; reader; Kindle-er; movie lover; chocolate addict; bi-polarist. Some of what has made me also includes my memories and writings about them. Find me at

  23. Thank you for such a great opportunity!

    My name is Tonya, and I grew up on a 300-acre farm in rural Virginia that has been in my family for over 100 years. Here, in this rural area, on this patch of green, where for four generations my family has farmed, gardened, and lived, I, too wanted to be a part of this continuity. As a fourth generation farmgirl, my interests include: sheep and chicken-keeping, travel, wine, food, poetry, gardening, and writing about my reflections on farm life.

    The website is

  24. Hi Austin and everybody,
    This is Shruti from DeepLifeInsights at
    If you like to read insanely deep poetry on emotions that are deep down your heart, try this blog:)
    I might bring to life those emotions you’re hiding with that smile;)
    Waiting for you to visit me and my world!

  25. i’m a little late to this party, but i’ll stick around and help with the clean up.

    the blog’s Chic Prune, because dependably blogging’s sexy. the posts are brief, varied, and weekly. i aim to be funny but i’ll settle for being clear. now where are the drinks?

  26. Pam says:

    Great idea and opportunity for my 2 week old little blog!

    Exhaling Grace: A new blogger, I am finding my voice with a heartfelt look at claiming joy in the turbulence of life, family, and parenting. From a Christian faith perspective, I write to advocate for education and understanding of depression and other mental health issues, because let’s be real, we all have issues. Join me in an open, hospitable environment to just be true and honest about where we are and who we are in life.

  27. The inner workings of the a young lady’s mind, stemming from a third world country into the atmosphere of the western world. Sometimes lost in transit wandering off to a vacant space called my thoughts. But always aware of my final destination to create a home away from home.
    Thanks Austin for hosting this.

  28. Great idea my friend.

    My blog is Alpha Beyond. It’s about men’s self development, nutrition and training. It’ll help you how to become the best version of yourself.

  29. Lindsay says:

    I posted this originally over at Skinny and Single ( yesterday so I’ll just copy what I wrote over there, since this seems to be the hot spot. I’m also home from a weekend getaway trip so today I’ll actually have time to look at some new blogs.

    I am Lindsay and I’m over at The Flynnigans,

    I write about a lot of different topics but I mainly write about my life, being clumsy and injuring myself constantly, fitness, diet (I’m going Paleo in a week), and all of the animals I meet while I work at my part time weekend job.

    Please show me some love; I just moved from Blogger late January to my own domain to a cleaner, more organized space.

    I’m a no bullshit, tell you how it is kinda chick. I tend to swear far too much but you’ll either love me or hate me and either one is fine with me.

    Would love to meet some new people. Thanks for having me 🙂


  30. I am LaChouett a book reviewer/blogger on
    Why am I different? I will give all genres a fair chance and happy to welcome bloggers on my site who have absolutely nothing to do with reading.

  31. seaangel4444 says:

    Hi Austin! Fantastic idea! My blog is called, “The Chicago Files”. I’m a Canadian expat who shares my experiences living in, “CHItown” as it’s sometimes called. I talk about the differences between life in Canada and the U.S. Sometimes it’s humor, throw in a bit of the bizarre or silly, combined with a, “did you know that the remote control was invented in Chicago?”, all the while hoping you will get to know Chicago a bit better via your Canadian tour guide!

    Huge thanks, Austin! Cher xo

  32. lbeth1950 says:
    Hey, Y’all. I’m from Louisiana and write mostly humor based on stories from my family, hence the name, Nutsrok. It’s all in full and quite entertaining. Come see me.

  33. mamalisa4 says:

    Hi Everyone!! My blog is a little bit of everything about me! I am a mother of 4 children who I adore (sometimes posts will be sentimental), even though them can drive me INSANE (sometimes posts are rants of an aggravated mama). I am writing on a novel (sometimes my posts are about writing inspiration or insightful thoughts on writing) and try to get to a gym now and again (sometimes I post about my lack of fitness motivation and bad snacking habits), and I love to read & the library (post will reflect this as well). My blog is all over the place which is true to the person that I am!! LOL Funny, heartfelt, inspired and flawed. I invite you to take a peek!

  34. lbeth1950 says:

    Thanks. I am in process of checking out these new blogs now!

  35. Hiya, Austin! Just got my invite via a half dozen of my blogbuddies – where do you want me to set up the karaoke machine and margarita fountain? I’m all about getting the party started… is a humor based blog that follows the mad adventures of an American living the rural dream in an old English cottage, surrounded by chickens and wheatfields. Here, you will find an ecclectic mix of Anglo-American humor, memoirs, poetry, photography, and some short fiction, all told with a generous dose of sarcasm. Just consider me a little ray of self-deprecating sunshine in sparkly shoes spreading joy throughout the blogosphere… *bows nervously, exits quickly stage right, loses balance on 5-inch platforms and tumbles into orchestra pit…*

  36. Being a house maker is never easy, with two teenagers specially with one being in the board year its all about one tuition to the other and exam time comfort food, two dogs and a younger daughter really fond of anything sweet, the kitchen is always busy. And even though the day might be a busy one I have one simple rule: I never compromise on food. It always has to be fresh, wholesome and of course delicious.
    Around this Madhouse I am the cook, photographer and the writer.
    Hope you enjoy the madness with me.

  37. stu06bloc9 says:

    Hi Austin and all, great party…

    Pitter Patter Poetry’s my newest place to play.
    Here I’ll write a poem for each and every day.
    At least that’s the plan… hope it’s ok to gratecrash, I brought my own can…

    (Thanks to Ann GrubsnCritter for reblogging and introduction)

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  39. Elle Knowles says:

    Make a stop on my doorstep at Finding Myself Through Writing. I’m in there somewhere and so are my stories as life happens and I try to not let it pass me by. Networking like this is the very best way to grow your blog and get your name out there so I’ll be seeing you soon! 😉 ~Elle

  40. cigartinstories says:

    Cigar-tin stories – named after cigar tins I repurpose as art, with a painting on the cover and an original story inside –– is an art blog, as in things I make with my imagination and hands.

  41. A. P. Bullard says:

    Books: You write them, we review them. A book review blog run by overly – caffeinated, yet well-read, book reviewers. Stop on by for discussions on books, as well as some of our narky caffeinated rants and opinions.

  42. Madam_W says:

    Hey, great idea! : )

    Pinches of Madness: Just another blog by a smart-ass writer. With emphasis on the smart-ass part.

  43. Madam_W says:

    And I’m following you, sir, because your blog rocks.

  44. What a great idea! I’m always thrilled to find new blogs to follow, and I’ve added yours and a few others today. Great find!

    If anyone is interested in checking out my blog, Terrible Poker Face
    “Frequently ridiculous. Occasionally dark and twisty. Usually witty. Always shameless.
    Terrible Poker Face is written by a 30-something who has chosen to remain anonymous.”


  45. raphaela99 says:

    Hi Austin! My blog is about survival (I was thrown off a building at 15), art, beauty, colour and whimsy!

  46. Oh what a great idea!
    Here is my blog Marvels Merveilleux:

    It is about all the things I love, mainly Literature, Movies, Music and Travels. I am still a student, so it is also about college life and every-day struggles of a mid-20 year old. And if I might find other interesting things, I will also blog that.

  47. juliav305 says:

    A tea drinking dark chocolate addict with a Ninja in the closet and a sketch or two only a pencil and paper away. Capturing images and enjoying the journey on my trusty purple bike with a banana in tow. Welcome to the wonderful world of the Travelling Banana.

  48. Reblogged this on Marvels Merveilleux and commented:
    A great idea!
    You can find me in the comments 🙂 You should also participate guys!

  49. Absolutely love this idea and have found so many new blogs to follow!

    Familiar Fragments: Dedicated to building a community of warriors and shining a light on others stories, a young aspiring photographer recounts her past with an abusive household and development of multiple chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia. From long memoirs to short retellings to photographs meant to inspire, this new blog holds emotions that many others feel on a daily basis. This is a story of life as it was and will be, so come join me and together we can build a place to call our own.

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