Posted on April 7, 2014

#socialbloggers 10 – working with PRs

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Can you believe this is the 10th #socialbloggers chat? I really enjoy doing these chats, it’s lovely to see our regulars as well as new faces popping up every week! The chats are getting a bit harder to follow now, so I do apologise if I missed any useful tweets, I do try to select the ones that are more useful and try not to repeat to many of the same answers =)
 
We were talking about PRs this week. When bloggers get approached by them, what they asked, how to find them and even what to do when you get unsuitable requests. There is a lot of information in this post, so feel free to add your two cents below so we can all share what we know!
 
 
Q1: Have you ever been approached by a PR? After how long of blogging? #socialbloggers

@bloggerforums @NoorsLense #socialbloggers I was so lucky to be approached within a couple of months, for a spa treatment review!
— Michelle (@satchelspearls) April 5, 2014

@bloggerforums @NoorsLense it was abt 18 months after starting for me #socialbloggers
— fitfor365 (@fitfor365) April 5, 2014

@bloggerforums I was approached by fashion/glasses company. They offered a pair of glasses in exchange of post #socialbloggers
— Noor Unnahar (@NoorsLense) April 5, 2014

@bloggerforums @NoorsLense nope, although I have only been blogging a couple months

27 Comments

  • Reply Mica T April 7, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Interesting post! Good to read different opinions in the twitter chat! 🙂

    I’ve been lucky enough to be approached by a few PR people, but I say no more often than I say yes. Some pitches rub me the wrong way, or some brands I don’t see a benefit from working on. My blog is only a hobby though, sharing what I wear every day, so it’s rare to find something that fits nicely with that I guess 🙂

    Away From Blue

  • Reply Lazy Days Beauty April 7, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Thanks for the roundup. I really enjoyed my first #socialbloggers chat and will definately join in again!

    http://www.lazydaysbeauty.com

  • Reply Lilli April 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Hi Corinne, the topic of the chat was very interesting and Im sure have helped many bloggers who have recently started to blog. Btw, the chocolate milkshake sounds delicious!:) Have a great week ahead, kisses! xo

  • Reply Jackie Harrison April 7, 2014 at 11:18 am

    I was blogging six month when the first approach since I’m not a year yet will be soon my first was What is this? and then I ask them alot of ????. This is a great question doll.
    http://tifi11.,blogspot.com

  • Reply Valentina Coco April 7, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Wow interesting!!! Hello dear stay in touch.

    Valentina.

    http://WWW.ZAGUFASHION.COM
    ZAGU FACEBOOK PAGE
    bloglovin follower

  • Reply DeVs April 7, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    nice post
    have a nice day
    xo

    http://devsnochaos.blogspot.fr/

  • Reply Marta April 7, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hello from Spain: interesting answers. this box is palatable. Keep in touch

  • Reply Tori April 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    I love reading these chat chats–as a newish blogger they are super helpful and insightful 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  • Reply gabrielle April 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    another super interesting topic from you guys! these are the best. i’ve been getting approached by a bunch of companies that don’t fit my brand/blog. i feel like it’s better to apply for campaigns on your own. these twitter hashtags will be really useful!

    xo,
    gabby
    http://www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

  • Reply Barbara Bermond April 7, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Cool post!
    Have a nice week

    http://ladyparisienne.blogspot.fr/

  • Reply Rachel Hirst April 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    Great post, Lovely to hear other bloggers opinions, thoughts and feelings

  • Reply Belle Femme April 7, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Loved your guidance posts dear. Have a great week 🙂
    http://naturelbellefemme.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Dainty Dolls House April 7, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This was super!! The drink sounds interesting, will need to check that out!! Have a lovely week doll xx

  • Reply Panty Buns April 7, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    What’s a PR? From the discussion I think I have a vague Idea, but I’ll spare you the list of all things I thought of that could be abbreviated by the letters P.R. before giving up and answering anyway. (In my case maybe it would have stood for Panty Representative)

    I suspect I’ve never been approached by a ? because I have always made it crystal clear that I would not accept or have anything to do with any compensation, emolument, gift, prize etc.. with respect to my blogging. Run-on sentence alert! I do give free links to lingerie companies,retailers and manufacturers and sometimes give over-enthusiastic reviews of full briefs I like on my lingerie and fashion review blog at http://www.full-brief-panties.blogspot.com/ and YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/misterpantybuns, but that is due to my love of lingerie and not for gain.
    Sorry I keep missing the #SocialBloggers Twitter chats. I tend to have appointments at that exact time. What does the UHT in UHT milk stand for? The Degustabox contents look tasty and the cross-eyed cow on the bag is cute.

  • Reply Krysten Gautreaux April 8, 2014 at 12:44 am

    So interesting to learn other people’s experience! I didn’t really get super into blogging until 3 years after I’d started my blog. I’ve both approached companies and been approached – but I love doing it.

  • Reply Kim Alston April 8, 2014 at 1:08 am

    I’m very selective regarding the brands I work with. I say no more than yes. HAHAHA
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

  • Reply Tropical Colours April 8, 2014 at 1:35 am

    I love your blog! Your twitter chats are always so interesting! Great post!!
    Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog!!

    http://tropicalcolours.blogspot.com.au/

  • Reply Corinne Figliuzzi April 8, 2014 at 1:57 am

    these are awesome facts to know! i love hearing about other bloggers experiences, definitely gives some serious insight into the logistics that aren’t talked about as much. thanks for sharing!!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.com

  • Reply Alina Dinh April 8, 2014 at 2:17 am

    Thanks for the roundup! This is so interesting and helpful!

    xo, Alina
    STYLE BY ALINA | 2014 LUCKY FAB EXPERIENCE

  • Reply Ambi Page April 8, 2014 at 4:42 am

    the milk shake looks yummy 🙂 !! xx
    http://www.ambifashion.com

  • Reply Gemma Button April 8, 2014 at 4:51 am

    I never even knew this chat existed so thank you, it’s good that it’s on a fairly quiet twitter day as well

    Gem

    ButtonsBlog

  • Reply Manuela Muratore April 8, 2014 at 7:15 am

    interesting !!!
    unconventionalsecrets.blogspot.it

  • Reply Heidi Dewhirst April 8, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This is really interesting Corinne 🙂 I haven’t been posting recently to be honest recently, but it is due to a very good reason – getting a new and very time consuming job 🙂 However when I get back on the the blogging band wagon properly, I would like to accept the odd sponsored post from time to time. Bloggers out a lot of effort into their work and so I think from time to time it’s fine to accept the odd treat, and if it’s in-keeping with the blog’s usual theme, the readers will appreciate the review too.

    Heidi x

  • Reply Zoe Archer April 9, 2014 at 6:25 am

    I have done one skincare review and that’s it in nearly 7 months. Hopefully if I keep blogging more regularly, then my blog will get seen by more PR people 🙂

    zoea2812.blogspot.com

  • Reply Rebeca Muñoz López April 9, 2014 at 6:41 am

    Hi Corine! interesting was this post, actually my take me much longer to be contacted by the PR but since last year I receive invitations at least once a week to events or product launches, I prefer products or services that go with the line of my blog. Kisses!

    http://www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

  • Reply Katie :) April 9, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    I would love to be approached by PR! I see what some of these bloggers are saying though, sometimes it takes away from the personal part of the blog, but it’s also really nice to see what others are saying about a project. I’ve been blogging for 3 years and have only 21 followers, but being contacted by PR would be awesome!

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