Let’s have a party!
It’s been almost a year and a half since my last Blog Pitch Party, so I think today is the perfect day to revive this popular feature.
As some of you know, I’m a screenwriter. When things are going well, I get invited to pitch meetings where producers ask me to pitch them my latest screenplays.
Basically, I need to come up with two or three sentences to sum up my entire screenplay in a way that intrigues the suits and makes them want to find the time to read it.
Off the top of my head, here’s a pitch I might make for one of my favorite screenplays: A high school kid travels back to 1955 in a souped up DeLorean to make sure his parents meet at the high school dance. If they never kiss, he never exists.
You see what I did there? It’s not the whole plot of the movie, but just enough to pique interest and make it sound unique and worth the read.
Now I want you to do the same thing with your blog. In the comments section, pitch us your blog in 2-3 sentences. I will delete any pitch that is longer than that because the whole fun of a pitch party is selling us on your blog in only a few sentences.
Here’s how I might pitch my blog: The Return of the Modern Philosopher: A humorous look at life, love, politics, and fitness from a slightly skewed perspective. If you ever wanted to know what would happen if the voices in your head got a hold of your laptop, this is the blog for you. Deep Thoughts from the shallow end of the pool.
When you post your pitch, make sure that you leave a link to your blog. Then visit at least two other blogs that have been pitched. Leave a comment that you stopped by as part of the Blog Pitch Party.
This is a chance to find new blogs, meet your fellow bloggers, make friends, and gain a new following. My blog has almost 16,000 followers, so this is a great opportunity to meet a whole new audience.
Obviously, a pitch party works even better if you spread the word. So please re-blog this post and share it all over social media. My buddy Suzie has her #SundayBlogShare going on over on Twitter, so share it there while you check out the amazing blogs that hashtag has to offer.
I’m on vacation, so I will do my best to keep this party rolling all week, and will share it all over social media so that the participants get as much Blog Love as possible!
So hone your pitch, join the party, share this post, invite your friends, and let’s fill the internet with Blog Love! Remember, bloggers need to support each other.
Play nice, make friends, be social. If you have any questions, just ask. Have fun!
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