Ragan's PR Daily has taken me on as a contributing editor. That means, every day, rain or shine, I get to scour the Web for interesting stories, trends, and funny stories that might amuse my fellow PR Professionals. I love to read all the most popular sites like Mashable, but I'd also like to find sources off the beaten path.
Many of my sources come to me from my Twitter and RSS feeds, but upon further examination of my reading habits, I am vowing to expand my sources to include less-read blogs, and want to include some voices from the Silicon Prairie, otherwise known as the Midwest!
So if you have a blog or a website that covers marketing, social media or public relations topics, please drop me an email at email@example.com or direct message me on Twitter with a link to your post. I have a constant need for new and fresh ideas and information. Our colleagues around the country would welcome an opportunity to hear new voices contributing to the daily dialogue. As an added bonus, the site sends a ton of web traffic to featured articles.
Here are some tips for posts and Web articles that will pique my interest:
- Original posts by the author of a blog or website
- A post that talks about a current event or hot topic in PR
- A controversial topic
- Something unique
- Funny stuff
- Something that has national appeal -- Too many local references within a post will eliminate mass appeal