#socialbloggers 10 – working with PRs

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

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27 Comments

  1. April 7, 2014 / 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

  2. Lazy Days Beauty
    April 7, 2014 / 9:34 am

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

    http://www.lazydaysbeauty.com

  3. Lilli
    April 7, 2014 / 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

  4. Jackie Harrison
    April 7, 2014 / 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

  5. Marta
    April 7, 2014 / 2:42 pm

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

  6. Tori
    April 7, 2014 / 3:09 pm

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

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

  7. gabrielle
    April 7, 2014 / 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

  8. Rachel Hirst
    April 7, 2014 / 6:32 pm

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

  9. The Dainty Dolls House
    April 7, 2014 / 9:26 pm

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

  10. Panty Buns
    April 7, 2014 / 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.

  11. Krysten Gautreaux
    April 8, 2014 / 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.

  12. Corinne Figliuzzi
    April 8, 2014 / 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

  13. April 8, 2014 / 2:17 am

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

    xo, Alina
    STYLE BY ALINA | 2014 LUCKY FAB EXPERIENCE

  14. Gemma Button
    April 8, 2014 / 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

  15. Heidi Dewhirst
    April 8, 2014 / 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

  16. Zoe Archer
    April 9, 2014 / 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

  17. April 9, 2014 / 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

  18. Katie :)
    April 9, 2014 / 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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