Or should I just thave empathy for overworked, stressed-out publicists, who are pressured to get lots of media hits for their clients?
Clearly, this particular publicist didn't bother to notice that the banner for this Sugar Shock Blog contains covers of both my books, Beyond Sugar Shock and Sugar Shock, in which I discuss the many dangers of sweets and refined carbs, which most Americans over-consume. As I've said repeatedly, more and more research reveals that too much sugar and too many refined carbs are linked to numerous diseases such as cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer's disease.
(By the way, join us this Wednesday on my Gab with the Gurus Show when the respected Dr. David Perlmutter, auihor of the fabulous bestsdeller, Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth About Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar -- Your Brain's Silent Killers, will offer more insight on the subject.)
- Find out the focus of the blog to which you're pitching.
- Suggest ideas that are in line with the blog's goals. In other words, make sure NOT to suggest a post that's in direct opposition to the blog's aims.
- Do you have some wonderful, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes? (Please make sure they also have no agave, no honey, no evaporated cane juice or barley malt.)
- And fellow bloggers, please share your tales. Have ever been pitched by a PR person, who doesn't know your target audience and who suggested an idea that's antagonistic to your goals? Tell us about your experiences.