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ObSEUSSed RT @crafterminds: Today's #crafterminds is about Handling PR Requests/Offers. Join us Monday at 1pm Pacific http://ow.ly/6LZ28 12:17:02 PM 10/03 11

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crafterminds Hey & welcome to #crafterminds. Please introduce yourself & your blog URL! 1:00:30 PM 10/03 14

good2bhomemade @crafterminds. Rhonda here from home.made. #crafterminds 1:01:13 PM 10/03 15

momendeavors Hey all! Sara from www.momendeavors.com! :) RT @crafterminds Hey & welcome to #crafterminds. Please introduce yourself... #crafterminds 1:01:25 PM 10/03 16

KimmieChevon Hey! Kim from Creative Addiction Blog #crafterminds #crafterminds 1:01:43 PM 10/03 17

gloriafox Gloria from Potentially Beautiful http://t.co/gQCsvxhH #crafterminds 1:01:44 PM 10/03 18

NauticalWheel Jen from Nautical Wheeler Jewelry :) #crafterminds 1:01:49 PM 10/03 19

ChrisandCo5 Hi all! Christine from Christine &Co. www.christineandcoblog.com #crafterminds 1:03:09 PM 10/03 20

jenjentrixie RT @graphicsfairy: RT @crafterminds: Join us 4 #crafterminds chat! 4pm Eastern. Were talking about how 2 handle PR Requests. #crafterminds 1:03:14 PM 10/03 21

creationzstudio Hi everybody! Monica from Creationz... thecreationzstudio.blogspot.com #crafterminds 1:03:35 PM 10/03 22

jenjentrixie Hi! I'm Jen from Tatertots & Jello. I'm excited to join in the chat today :) #crafterminds 1:03:45 PM 10/03 23

inmyownstyle Hi Everyone Diane from In My Own Style #crafterminds 1:03:50 PM 10/03 24

crafterminds Today we're talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:04:04 PM 10/03 25

CozyHomeScenes Hi everyone. Shannon from Cozy Home Scenes checking in the first time. #crafterminds 1:04:05 PM 10/03 26

creationzstudio

So happy I get to catch #crafterminds today! :o) #crafterminds 1:04:05 PM 10/03 27

AnswerIsChoco Hi all. Carol here from The Answer Is Chocolate #crafterminds 1:04:17 PM 10/03 28

gloriafox Yes! I so need this! RT @crafterminds: Today we're talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:04:18 PM 10/03 29

christenkrumm Christen from http://t.co/8VKKf8Wn #crafterminds 1:04:29 PM 10/03 30

dollarcraft Hi, I'm heather from http://t.co/AluLl7gZ & I'm moderating #crafterminds (as @crafterminds) 1:04:32 PM 10/03 31

KimmieChevon RT @crafterminds: Today we're talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:04:38 PM 10/03 32

creationzstudio RT @crafterminds: Today were talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:04:50 PM 10/03 33

countrychiccott Angie with http://t.co/kpCSRfID and http://t.co/HDRU9Dhh here! :) Chatting for the next hour!

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countrychiccott RT @crafterminds: Today were talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:05:22 PM 10/03 35

sandplums Hi! I'm Amanda from Sandplums.com #crafterminds 1:05:31 PM 10/03 36

mormishmom After a long hiatus I'm back! I'm Kyla from Funky PolkaDot Giraffe http://t.co/SwnyjjbS #crafterminds 1:05:42 PM 10/03 37

momendeavors RT @crafterminds: Today were talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds #crafterminds 1:05:42 PM 10/03 38

rhondarowley Hello all! I'm Rhonda from http://t.co/2eOVHuph and http://t.co/Ye1FnrqM :) #crafterminds 1:05:44 PM 10/03 39

CozyHomeScenes RT @countrychiccott: RT @crafterminds: Today were talking about Handling PR Requests/Offers. #crafterminds 1:05:46 PM 10/03 40

glittershim

@crafterminds happy i can join in for a bit today! i'm shimelle from http://t.co/JvWnZRhL. *waves* #crafterminds 1:06:17 PM 10/03 41

crafterminds Welcome to the chat, everyone! So, who has gotten a PR request in your email box? #crafterminds 1:06:29 PM 10/03 42

brittanysbest I'm Brittany from http://t.co/tIlwdQbW #crafterminds 1:06:34 PM 10/03 43

SewWoodsy Hi I'm Katie from Sew Woodsy http://ow.ly/6Mdi8 #crafterminds 1:06:49 PM 10/03 44

countrychiccott me! just today! RT @crafterminds: Welcome to the chat, everyone! So, who has gotten a PR request in your email box? #crafterminds 1:06:53 PM 10/03 45

gloriafox I have gotten a few requests #crafterminds 1:06:59 PM 10/03 46

jenjentrixie RT @crafterminds: Welcome to the chat, everyone! So, who has gotten a PR request in your email box? #crafterminds 1:07:08 PM 10/03 47

condoblues @crafterminds My hand is up! #crafterminds 1:07:22 PM 10/03 48

SewWoodsy @CozyHomeScenes Hi Shannon! Glad you could make it! I love #crafterminds 1:07:36 PM 10/03 49

crafterminds What kinds of PR requests and offers do you get? Give us an example. #crafterminds 1:07:43 PM 10/03 50

KimmieChevon Waving *hi have* #crafterminds 1:08:01 PM 10/03 51

crafterminds I have gotten many requests, from people asking me to promote an event or website, to more in-depth requests. #crafterminds 1:08:06 PM 10/03 52

momendeavors *raises hand* RT @crafterminds: Welcome to the chat, everyone! So, who has gotten a PR request in your email box? #crafterminds 1:08:07 PM 10/03 53

chichomekim What constitutes PR? I've only been contacted for giveaways. #crafterminds 1:08:13 PM 10/03 54

SewWoodsy @crafterminds I get mostly what I like to call "bogus" PR request... mixed with some good offers. #crafterminds 1:08:21 PM 10/03 55

radmegan Yup- requests today... Hi everyone, I'm Megan from radmegan.blogspot.com #crafterminds 1:08:21 PM 10/03 56

mormishmom Ok - can you define "PR Request"? Does that mean product review? Event? Partnership? #crafterminds 1:08:24 PM 10/03 57

CozyHomeScenes @SewWoodsy Hi Katie! Today's my first day. Finally able to see what you girls are up to! #crafterminds 1:08:29 PM 10/03 58

glittershim @crafterminds yes - but the funniest part is whether they are relevant. some are awesome; some are ammunition. no, literally. #crafterminds 1:08:36 PM 10/03 59

crafterminds Do you remember what the first request you ever got was? #crafterminds 1:08:40 PM 10/03 60

momendeavors @crafterminds all kinds--some great & some sketchy at best! :) #crafterminds 1:09:25 PM 10/03 61

crafterminds For our discussion,the term "PR request" will mean ANY unsolicited email that is asking ur blog to do something @mormishmom #crafterminds 1:09:25 PM 10/03 62

SewWoodsy @CozyHomeScenes you will leave here with your head spinning of all sorts of ideas/insight/advice. LOVE this group of gals! #crafterminds 1:09:26 PM 10/03 63

countrychiccott @crafterminds gosh I don't think I remember my first....and yes I get some bogus ones as well... #crafterminds 1:09:35 PM 10/03 64

inmyownstyle RT @mormishmom: Ok - can you define "PR Request"? Does that mean product review? Event? Partnership? #crafterminds 1:09:42 PM 10/03 65

glittershim @chichomekim someone asking to sponsor a giveaway definitely = PR. it's all promotion, whether it's them or an agency. #crafterminds 1:09:47 PM 10/03 66

chichomekim RT @crafterminds: For our discussion,the term "PR request" will mean ANY unsolicited email that is asking ur blog to do something @mormishmom #crafterminds 1:09:53 PM 10/03 67

crafterminds RT @momendeavors: @crafterminds all kinds--some great & some sketchy at best! :) #crafterminds 1:09:55 PM 10/03 68

countrychiccott so are all requests to add a text link to your sidebar sketchy? #crafterminds 1:10:15 PM 10/03 69

gloriafox Got 1 from large paint co to do a review on their new paint. Never got the product after many emails back and forth. :-( #crafterminds 1:10:19 PM 10/03 70

momendeavors RT @crafterminds For our discussion, "PR request" will mean ANY unsolicited email that is asking ur blog to do something #crafterminds 1:10:22 PM 10/03 71

rhondarowley I get a lot of "let's exchange links" requests. A lot are form letters for irrelevant sites, which get an instant delete! #crafterminds 1:10:37 PM 10/03 72

SewWoodsy yep--the one everyone gets; CSN store RT @crafterminds: Do you remember what the first request you ever got was? #crafterminds 1:10:38 PM 10/03 73

crafterminds Some "PR requests" are not actual PR requests, but for shorthand, that's what I'm calling it for this chat! #crafterminds 1:10:40 PM 10/03 74

craftmoore Whew! Made it for the chat (just a little late...) Carolina from Always Expect Moore #crafterminds 1:10:52 PM 10/03 75

crafterminds Pretty much. Haha. RT @countrychiccott: so are all requests to add a text link to your sidebar sketchy? #crafterminds 1:10:56 PM 10/03 76

CozyHomeScenes Gotta love those "requests" where they ask you to promote for free. *groan* #crafterminds 1:10:59 PM 10/03 77

KimmieChevon @crafterminds I have only gotten 1 request & it was from what seemed to be a crafting company overseas #crafterminds 1:11:02 PM 10/03 78

mormishmom @crafterminds Thanks! My first was from CSN Stores - I think. #crafterminds 1:11:03 PM 10/03 79

ErinBassett @crafterminds Books, craft products, events...but also random weird things that have nothing to do w/ what I write about. #crafterminds 1:11:15 PM 10/03 80

countrychiccott @sewwoodsy oh yes my first was csn stores too!! I miss them!! :) #crafterminds 1:11:15 PM 10/03

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crafterminds Some people email to offer you a product for review or giveaway. #crafterminds 1:11:23 PM 10/03 82

gloriafox Never gotten a CSN stores one #crafterminds 1:11:23 PM 10/03 83

crafterminds RT @CozyHomeScenes: Gotta love those "requests" where they ask you to promote for free. *groan* #crafterminds 1:11:32 PM 10/03 84

countrychiccott I ignore all of them...just curious on your opinion. RT @crafterminds: Pretty much. Haha. #crafterminds 1:11:33 PM 10/03 85

momendeavors @SewWoodsy @crafterminds Not everyone! :) I've never gotten a CSN store request! #crafterminds 1:11:36 PM 10/03 86

SewWoodsy @rhondarowley I've gotten a few of those too. #crafterminds 1:11:48 PM 10/03 87

momendeavors @Crafterminds mine was for an ipod/ipad app for kids review. #crafterminds 1:11:59 PM 10/03

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crafterminds When PR companies (old media) meet blogs (new media), there is a bit of a communication disconnect. #crafterminds 1:12:05 PM 10/03 89

ObSEUSSed @mormishmom PR = Public Relations but it is called many things in the online world, companies want you to promote their stuff #crafterminds 1:12:14 PM 10/03 90

inmyownstyle @crafterminds I get many requests wanting text links in my posts #crafterminds 1:12:20 PM 10/03 91

SewWoodsy @craftmoore hi! better late than never! #crafterminds 1:12:22 PM 10/03 92

graphicsfairy I get these, and I never really know what to do with them. I usually put them in a folder and then they get forgotten! #crafterminds 1:12:25 PM 10/03 93

craftmoore Here is a crafterminds article on link exchanges: http://t.co/AxMLG6OT #crafterminds 1:12:50 PM 10/03 94

LadyAnne525 I'm late for the party and leaving early. Am I great guest or what? ;) #crafterminds

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glittershim @countrychiccott most places who want a link in your sidebar are looking for a cheat way to improve their google page rank. #crafterminds 1:13:02 PM 10/03 96

momendeavors @crafterminds sometimes. Some PR companies/reps are really good to work with! #crafterminds 1:13:04 PM 10/03 97

crafterminds Traditionally, "PR" or Public Relations, deals with NON-PAID press mentions, which is why you get requests for unpaid work #crafterminds 1:13:10 PM 10/03 98

sandplums i have had a few requests as well and have just started my blog. #crafterminds 1:13:12 PM 10/03 99

KimmieChevon @crafterminds @countrychiccott My request was for me to add a text link too - glad to know that's sketchy #crafterminds 1:13:17 PM 10/03 100

SewWoodsy @momendeavors @Gloriafox I only got one offer and then never heard back again... #odd #crafterminds 1:13:19 PM 10/03

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craftmoore Did you bring food?? : ) RT @LadyAnne525: Im late for the party and leaving early. Am I great guest or what? ;) #crafterminds 1:13:29 PM 10/03 102

crafterminds RT @craftmoore: Here is a crafterminds article on link exchanges: http://t.co/wsPIujz8 #crafterminds 1:13:30 PM 10/03 103

ErinBassett @gloriafox I got the CSN one! #crafterminds 1:13:36 PM 10/03 104

crafterminds RT @glittershim: most places who want a link in your sidebar are looking for a cheat way to improve their google page rank. #crafterminds 1:13:39 PM 10/03 105

LadyAnne525 @craftmoore Nope! I told you, I'm really awful! lol #crafterminds 1:13:48 PM 10/03 106

countrychiccott @glittershim I read somewhere that text links in your sidebar HURT YOUR SEO...so I have never done any... #crafterminds 1:13:48 PM 10/03 107

msmary1962 RT @crafterminds: RT @glittershim: most places who want a link in your sidebar are looking for a cheat way to improve their google page rank. #crafterminds

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SewWoodsy yes great article! RT @craftmoore: Here is a crafterminds article on link exchanges: http://t.co/O4AoFA34 #crafterminds 1:13:55 PM 10/03 109

chichomekim RT @countrychiccott: @glittershim I read somewhere that text links in your sidebar HURT YOUR SEO...so I have never done any... #crafterminds 1:14:07 PM 10/03 110

jenjentrixie I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:14:12 PM 10/03 111

rhondarowley I had one person ask me to buy their product out of my own pocket then review it for free. Yeah right! #crafterminds 1:14:12 PM 10/03 112

crafterminds With the emergence of new media (blogging), PR people are starting to change the way they view paid PR. #crafterminds 1:14:17 PM 10/03 113

graphicsfairy RT @craftmoore: Here is a crafterminds article on link exchanges: http://t.co/gR2GurWR #crafterminds 1:14:29 PM 10/03 114

glittershim @countrychiccott you are right. the more you link out, the more diluted your 'juice' so to speak. #crafterminds 1:14:34 PM 10/03 115

craftmoore @countrychiccott Text links CAN hurt your SEO - especially if the page you link to goes away. Broken links = bad SEO mojo #crafterminds 1:14:43 PM 10/03 116

countrychiccott good to know! RT @jenjentrixie: I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:14:45 PM 10/03 117

crafterminds Bottom line, if there is nothing in it for you, then pass on the "opportunity." #crafterminds 1:14:45 PM 10/03 118

brittanysbest I had someone ask to reprint one of my tutorials on their for profit site. #crafterminds 1:14:52 PM 10/03 119

jenjentrixie RT @graphicsfairy: RT @craftmoore: Here is a crafterminds article on link exchanges: http://t.co/6hLV0A6R #crafterminds 1:14:54 PM 10/03 120

gloriafox RT @crafterminds: Bottom line, if there is nothing in it for you, then pass on the "opportunity."

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creationzstudio RT @jenjentrixie: I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:14:57 PM 10/03 122

SewWoodsy RT @jenjentrixie: I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:15:02 PM 10/03 123

crafterminds If there seems to be something in it for you, make sure it is an exchange you are comfortable with. #crafterminds 1:15:05 PM 10/03 124

stitchfork Same here Karen! RT @graphicsfairy: I never really know what 2 do with them. I usually put them in a folder & then forgotten! #crafterminds 1:15:13 PM 10/03 125

momendeavors RT @crafterminds Bottom line, if there is nothing in it for you, then pass on the "opportunity." #crafterminds 1:15:24 PM 10/03

aunt_nette hey yall! sorry I'm late. Had to deliver a birthday cake! #crafterminds 1:15:24 PM 10/03 127

ObSEUSSed RT @crafterminds: When PR companies (old media) meet blogs (new media), there is a bit of a communication disconnect. #crafterminds 1:15:28 PM 10/03 128

inmyownstyle RT @crafterminds: Bottom line, if there is nothing in it for you, then pass on the "opportunity." #crafterminds 1:15:32 PM 10/03 129

graphicsfairy It can hurt ur pagerank.RT @jenjentrixie:I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:15:36 PM 10/03 130

crafterminds Don't compromise your platform (one of your biggest assets) to promote someone else's product if it doesn't fit your blog #crafterminds 1:15:39 PM 10/03 131

madiganmade Hoping to learn from my crafty buds today... Will be chatting some with #Crafterminds 1:15:40 PM 10/03 132

momendeavors Yes! RT @crafterminds If there seems to be something in it for you, make sure it is an exchange you are comfortable with. #crafterminds 1:15:41 PM 10/03 133

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RT @crafterminds: If there seems to be something in it for you, make sure it is an exchange you are comfortable with. #crafterminds 1:15:58 PM 10/03 134

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: I heard in an SEO class at the EVO conference that text links are never a good idea. #crafterminds 1:16:01 PM 10/03 135

ErinBassett Crazy! RT @rhondarowley I had one person ask me to buy their product out of my own pocket then review it for free. Yeah right! #crafterminds 1:16:01 PM 10/03 136

graphicsfairy @stitchfork Glad I'm not the only one! #crafterminds 1:16:06 PM 10/03 137

inmyownstyle @madiganmade hi Shannon I made it her today #crafterminds 1:16:18 PM 10/03 138

SewWoodsy @crafterminds Yes! You can always negotiate an offer that you feel is fair. What's fair to others may not be fair to you. #crafterminds 1:16:40 PM 10/03 139

glittershim @crafterminds with companies who want to send an extra-cool prize to a winner, get them to send it to you. burned on that one. #crafterminds 1:16:50 PM 10/03 140

madiganmade @inmyownstyle yay! Me too! #Crafterminds 1:16:53 PM 10/03 141

crafterminds Don't be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:16:57 PM 10/03 142

LadyAnne525 RT @crafterminds: Don't be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:17:11 PM 10/03 143

rhondarowley RT @crafterminds: Dont compromise your platform (one of your biggest assets) to promote a product if it doesnt fit your blog #crafterminds 1:17:11 PM 10/03 144

mormishmom @ErinBassett @rhondarowley Me too!!! It wasn't a cheap product. It was a friend trying to start her business & use me to do it #crafterminds 1:17:13 PM 10/03 145

missiemort #crafterminds Hi!! I'm here! 1:17:20 PM 10/03 146

crafterminds Don't be flattered by someone asking for something. You are in control of your webspace.

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SewWoodsy OMG! RT @rhondarowley I had one person ask me to buy their product out of my own pocket then review it for free. Yeah right! #crafterminds 1:17:37 PM 10/03 148

jenjentrixie Yes!RT @crafterminds: Dont be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:17:38 PM 10/03 149

CozyHomeScenes @SewWoodsy True about negotiating. You never know if they will offer something better for good PR. #crafterminds 1:17:41 PM 10/03 150

crafterminds RT @SewWoodsy: Yes! You can always negotiate an offer that you feel is fair. Whats fair to others may not be fair to you. #crafterminds 1:17:46 PM 10/03 151

condoblues @jenjentrixie Text link are hard to prove. Some text links in a blog post may be legit others not #crafterminds 1:18:00 PM 10/03 152

graphicsfairy Yes, true!! RT @crafterminds: Dont be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:18:04 PM 10/03 153

inmyownstyle I do this RT @crafterminds: Dont be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:18:14 PM 10/03 154

momendeavors So true!! Definitely can negotiate! RT @SewWoodsy @crafterminds What's fair to others may not be fair to you. #crafterminds 1:18:21 PM 10/03 155

SewWoodsy So true! RT @crafterminds: Dont be flattered by someone asking for something. You are in control of your webspace. #crafterminds 1:18:21 PM 10/03 156

crafterminds Use your gut to help you navigate. If it feels wrong, don't do it! #crafterminds 1:18:22 PM 10/03 157

ObSEUSSed wondered why some companies pitch my small blog but it is a very targeted niche and they want that connection #crafterminds 1:18:33 PM 10/03 158

momendeavors RT @crafterminds: Dont be afraid to give link juice to sites you are a fan of! Organic linking will never hurt. #crafterminds 1:18:45 PM 10/03 159

crafterminds

When in doubt, just say no. Other offers will come around. #crafterminds 1:18:58 PM 10/03 160

condoblues @crafterminds It's easy not to be flattered if you are lucky to get/make pitches. Sometimes it's just nice to be asked. #crafterminds 1:19:02 PM 10/03 161

crafterminds If you pass on an offer, 99% of the time you will not regret it. #crafterminds 1:19:16 PM 10/03 162

CrapIveMade RT @crafterminds: When in doubt, just say no. Other offers will come around. #crafterminds 1:19:20 PM 10/03 163

craftmoore And others, and others, and others... : ) RT @crafterminds: When in doubt, just say no. Other offers will come around. #crafterminds 1:19:35 PM 10/03 164

crafterminds A lot of times, if you aren't sure and you say no, the offer will still be around later if you change your mind. #crafterminds 1:19:43 PM 10/03 165

glittershim @crafterminds I often say 'I can't do this now, would you be interested in 3 months' and that sorts good from evil sometimes. #crafterminds 1:19:55 PM 10/03 166

SewWoodsy @crafterminds agree! The ones I've passed on I was happy I didn't associate myself with the product-helped me get others! #crafterminds 1:20:03 PM 10/03 167

crafterminds @condoblues I learned in high school. Just because a boy asks you to the dance, you don't have to say yes. #crafterminds 1:20:18 PM 10/03 168

countrychiccott do you limit the number of offers you will take at any given time? Number per week? month? #crafterminds 1:20:19 PM 10/03 169

crafterminds RT @glittershim: I often say I cant do this now, would you be interested in 3 months and that sorts good from evil sometimes. #crafterminds 1:20:29 PM 10/03 170

ObSEUSSed Great point RT @CrapIveMade: RT @crafterminds: When in doubt, just say no. Other offers will come around. #crafterminds 1:20:35 PM 10/03 171

crafterminds RT @countrychiccott: do you limit the number of offers you will take at any given time? Number per week? month? #crafterminds 1:20:42 PM 10/03 172

condoblues @ObSEUSSed Even if you're a little blog, if you're engaged w/ your readers (their target mkt) companies want to work with you! #crafterminds 1:20:45 PM 10/03 173

mormishmom RT @countrychiccott: do you limit the number of offers you will take at any given time? Number per week? month? #crafterminds 1:20:57 PM 10/03 174

CozyHomeScenes @glittershim Good advice about asking for 3 months. I'll have to try that if needed. #crafterminds 1:21:01 PM 10/03 175

crafterminds @condoblues Yes, it's nice to be asked. If you are not asked, don't worry, sooner or later you will be! :) #crafterminds 1:21:11 PM 10/03 176

momendeavors lol! RT @crafterminds @condoblues I learned in high school. Just because a boy asks you to the dance,you don't have to say yes #crafterminds 1:21:12 PM 10/03 177

MonicaBenavidez @crafterminds That is so true! I have passed up a few review ops, and I never had a 2nd thought about it. #crafterminds 1:21:17 PM 10/03 178

sandplums What would be an example of a good trade? #crafterminds 1:21:27 PM 10/03 179

jenjentrixie Totally! RT @condoblues: @ObSEUSSed Even if youre a little blog, if youre engaged w/ your readers companies want to work w/u! #crafterminds 1:21:30 PM 10/03 180

MonicaBenavidez @crafterminds If you have to think too much about it, it probably means you're forcing it. Go with your gut. #crafterminds 1:21:36 PM 10/03 181

rhondarowley Of the requests I get, a low % are ones that actually interest me & my readers. I hate digging thru to find the good ones. #crafterminds 1:21:39 PM 10/03 182

SewWoodsy @crafterminds Always respond to an offer even if u don't take it.Thank them & let them know to keep u in mind 4 future offers #crafterminds 1:21:43 PM 10/03 183

crafterminds RT @MonicaBenavidez: If you have to think too much about it, it probably means youre forcing it. Go with your gut. #crafterminds 1:21:56 PM 10/03 184

NucheysMommy Sorry I'm late #crafterminds 1:22:03 PM 10/03 185

condoblues

@crafterminds If you aren't asked, you can always ask THEM! #crafterminds 1:22:10 PM 10/03 186

SewWoodsy true! RT @crafterminds: @condoblues Yes, its nice to be asked. If u are not asked, dont worry, sooner or later you will be! :) #crafterminds 1:22:17 PM 10/03 187

crafterminds RT @rhondarowley: low % of requests actually interest me & my readers. I hate digging thru to find the good ones. #crafterminds 1:22:20 PM 10/03 188

countrychiccott I think a good trade is one YOU are happy with... RT @sandplums: What would be an example of a good trade? #crafterminds 1:22:25 PM 10/03 189

crafterminds RT @SewWoodsy: Always respond to an offer even if u dont take it.Thank them & let them know to keep u in mind 4 future offers #crafterminds 1:22:31 PM 10/03 190

SewWoodsy Yes! Any tips on pitching to companies? RT @condoblues: @crafterminds If you arent asked, you can always ask THEM! #crafterminds 1:22:38 PM 10/03 191

crafterminds RT @condoblues: @crafterminds If you arent asked, you can always ask THEM! #crafterminds 1:22:38 PM 10/03 192

crafterminds We'll talk about that at another chat coming soon! RT @SewWoodsy: Yes! Any tips on pitching to companies? #crafterminds 1:23:07 PM 10/03 193

SewWoodsy Know your readers & chose giveaways that you would want to win if you were a reader of your own blog. #crafterminds 1:23:17 PM 10/03 194

momendeavors Yes! Worst they can say is no...or not answer! :) RT @condoblues: @crafterminds If you arent asked, you can always ask THEM! #crafterminds 1:23:19 PM 10/03 195

KimmieChevon @condoblues How do you ask? #crafterminds 1:23:21 PM 10/03 196

rhondarowley RT @countrychiccott: A good trade is one YOU are happy with... RT @sandplums: What would be an example of a good trade? #crafterminds 1:23:24 PM 10/03 197

good2bhomemade So how do you put yourself out there for good PR? #crafterminds 1:23:26 PM 10/03 198

SewWoodsy @crafterminds ok... ;) #crafterminds

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crafterminds If you agree to do something for a company, make sure you follow through. #crafterminds 1:23:31 PM 10/03 200

rhondarowley RT @SewWoodsy: Know your readers & chose giveaways that you would want to win if you were a reader of your own blog. #crafterminds 1:23:46 PM 10/03

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crafterminds Saying yes and then not doing something is unprofessional and makes us all look bad. #crafterminds 1:23:48 PM 10/03 202

crafterminds RT @good2bhomemade: So how do you put yourself out there for good PR? #crafterminds 1:23:54 PM 10/03 203

rhondarowley RT @crafterminds: If you agree to do something for a company, make sure you follow through. #crafterminds 1:23:55 PM 10/03 204

creativegoddess RT @crafterminds: If you agree to do something for a company, make sure you follow through. #crafterminds 1:23:56 PM 10/03 205

mormishmom RT @crafterminds: If you agree to do something for a company, make sure you follow through. #crafterminds 1:23:58 PM 10/03 206

brittanysbest RT @good2bhomemade: So how do you put yourself out there for good PR? #crafterminds 1:24:00 PM 10/03 207

glittershim @crafterminds my rule of thumb: if i wouldn't happily use it myself, no way in heck am i promoting it. owe that to my readers. #crafterminds 1:24:08 PM 10/03 208

countrychiccott YES!! RT @crafterminds: Saying yes and then not doing something is unprofessional and makes us all look bad. #crafterminds 1:24:21 PM 10/03 209

crafterminds RT @SewWoodsy: Know your readers & chose giveaways that you would want to win if you were a reader of your own blog. #crafterminds 1:24:21 PM 10/03 210

gloriafox RT @brittanysbest: RT @good2bhomemade: So how do you put yourself out there for good PR? #crafterminds 1:24:22 PM 10/03 211

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@condoblues I totally support organic text links that go w/your content. Just heard that text links 4 money was a bad idea. #Crafterminds 1:24:35 PM 10/03 212

SewWoodsy RT @glittershim: @crafterminds my rule of thumb: if i wouldnt happily use it myself, no way in heck am i promoting it.... #crafterminds 1:24:35 PM 10/03 213

CreativARTitude RT @crafterminds: Saying yes and then not doing something is unprofessional and makes us all look bad. #crafterminds 1:24:41 PM 10/03 214

crafterminds RT @glittershim: my rule of thumb: if i wouldnt happily use it myself, no way am i promoting it. owe that to my readers. #crafterminds 1:24:42 PM 10/03 215

styrocrafts Hello. Crafts 'n Coffee here, and glad I could join in. I blog and I'm a PR professional, so I'm here to learn. #crafterminds 1:24:46 PM 10/03 216

mormishmom So how do I get out there? If I'm interested in working with a company - is it appropriate to approach them? #crafterminds 1:24:52 PM 10/03 217

glittershim @crafterminds @good2bhomemade look on meetup.com for a local blogger meetup. lots of PR agencies attend. #crafterminds 1:24:57 PM 10/03

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craftmoore I've also gotten pitched by people wanting to write "exclusive content" for my blog... with one or two "subtle" links. #crafterminds 1:25:00 PM 10/03 219

gloriafox RT @mormishmom: So how do I get out there? If I'm interested in working with a company - is it appropriate to approach them? #crafterminds 1:25:03 PM 10/03 220

crafterminds Know in advance what types of products are a good fit for your blog. If not a good fit, pass on it. #crafterminds 1:25:06 PM 10/03 221

inmyownstyle Email telling them what you would like to promote and about the exposure RT @KimmieChevon: @condoblues How do you ask? #crafterminds 1:25:19 PM 10/03 222

crafterminds @styrocrafts Welcome, and please chime in and help us understand the PR side of things!! #crafterminds 1:25:22 PM 10/03 223

countrychiccott welcome @styrocrafts !! So glad to have ya! :) #crafterminds 1:25:25 PM 10/03 224

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: I totally support organic text links that go w/your content. Just heard that text links 4 money = bad idea. #crafterminds 1:25:43 PM 10/03 225

madiganmade Good to know RT @glittershim: @crafterminds @good2bhomemade look on meetup.com for a local blogger meetup. lots of PR agencies #Crafterminds 1:25:43 PM 10/03 226

momendeavors Sure!! RT @mormishmom: If I'm interested in working with a company - is it appropriate to approach them? #crafterminds 1:25:43 PM 10/03 227

SewWoodsy @glittershim great advice. had no idea about meetup.com #crafterminds 1:25:48 PM 10/03 228

condoblues @jenjentrixie Search engines can penalize your blog in rankings if they find you have paid text links. #crafterminds 1:25:52 PM 10/03 229

glittershim @jenjentrixie text links for money actually goes against google's rulebook. if you do it, you're supposed to nofollow them. #crafterminds 1:25:57 PM 10/03 230

styrocrafts Thanks! Will do. #crafterminds 1:25:59 PM 10/03 231

crafterminds great tip! RT @glittershim: look on meetup.com for a local blogger meetup. lots of PR agencies attend. #crafterminds 1:26:06 PM 10/03 232

jenjentrixie @mormishmom You should approach companies you want to work with. Find out the contact person and start a dialogue. #crafterminds 1:26:15 PM 10/03 233

brittanysbest RT @crafterminds: Know in advance what types of products are a good fit for your blog. If not a good fit, pass on it. #crafterminds 1:26:16 PM 10/03 234

rhondarowley @jenjentrixie @condoblues And you don't want to get spammy! Even if you do link for $ make sure it adds value to your content! #crafterminds 1:26:16 PM 10/03 235

countrychiccott i always say no... RT @craftmoore: pitched by people wanting to write "exclusive content" for my blog... with 1 or 2 links #crafterminds 1:26:19 PM 10/03 236

creativegoddess Didn't know! RT @jenjentrixie Search engines can penalize your blog in rankings if they find you have paid text links. #crafterminds 1:26:28 PM 10/03 237

crafterminds RT @craftmoore: Ive gotten pitched by people wanting to write "exclusive content" for my blog-with one or two "subtle" links. #crafterminds 1:26:35 PM 10/03 238

gloriafox RT @crafterminds: great tip! RT @glittershim: look on meetup.com for a local blogger meetup. lots of PR agencies attend. #crafterminds 1:26:43 PM 10/03 239

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: You should approach companies you want to work with. Find out the contact person and start a dialogue. #crafterminds 1:26:54 PM 10/03

aunt_nette @condoblues would that include "sponsors" that ya sell space to? #crafterminds newbie here 1:27:03 PM 10/03 241

graphicsfairy RT @jenjentrixie:I totally support organic text links that go w/ur content. Just heard that text links 4 money was a bad idea #crafterminds 1:27:05 PM 10/03 242

crafterminds RT @rhondarowley: And you dont want to get spammy! Even if you do link for $ make sure it adds value to your content! #crafterminds 1:27:16 PM 10/03 243

madiganmade RT @jenjentrixie Search engines can penalize your blog in rankings if they find u have paid text links. #Crafterminds 1:27:25 PM 10/03

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crafterminds RT @aunt_nette: @condoblues would that include "sponsors" that ya sell space to? #crafterminds newbie here #crafterminds 1:27:35 PM 10/03 245

mormishmom @jenjentrixie What's the best way to find the contact person? Do companies typically have a social media rep? #crafterminds 1:27:41 PM 10/03 246

LaraEllieG Good advice! RT @jenjentrixie: @mormishmom Approach companies you want to work with. Find out the contact person. #crafterminds 1:27:55 PM 10/03 247

jenjentrixie When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. That's my advice. #crafterminds 1:28:04 PM 10/03 248

crafterminds Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:28:07 PM 10/03 249

CozyHomeScenes RT @mormishmom: @jenjentrixie Whats the best way to find the contact person? Do companies typically have a social media rep? #crafterminds 1:28:08 PM 10/03 250

inlinkz Hi all! Sorry for being late for #crafterminds today! 1:28:26 PM 10/03 251

countrychiccott RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. #crafterminds 1:28:28 PM 10/03 252

countrychiccott RT @crafterminds: Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:28:38 PM 10/03 253

crafterminds Oh, someone mentioned that you should make sure to get giveaway items sent directly to you - yes! ur obligated to follow thru #crafterminds 1:28:38 PM 10/03 254

condoblues @aunt_nette If sponsor is a text link Google may penalize you. If it's a gif ad w/ a link, most likely no. #crafterminds 1:28:39 PM 10/03 255

mormishmom RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. #crafterminds 1:28:42 PM 10/03 256

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@mormishmom you can find it on a lot of company websites. Sometimes on the bottom or on their contact page. #crafterminds 1:28:49 PM 10/03 257

condoblues RT @crafterminds: Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:28:57 PM 10/03 258

jenjentrixie RT @momendeavors: @mormishmom you can find it on a lot of company websites. Sometimes on the bottom or on their contact page. #crafterminds 1:28:59 PM 10/03 259

crafterminds @mormishmom some companies have social media reps, some don't. #crafterminds 1:29:02 PM 10/03 260

missiemort #crafterminds what % of giveaways/reviews from companies do they approach u vs u approaching them?Wondering if waiting for them is bad idea 1:29:09 PM 10/03 261

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. #crafterminds 1:29:15 PM 10/03 262

LLifeOfMine Best wording? RT Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:29:24 PM 10/03 263

madiganmade great tip RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money. #Crafterminds 1:29:25 PM 10/03 264

SewWoodsy RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this... #crafterminds 1:29:27 PM 10/03 265

good2bhomemade RT @mormishmom: So how do I get out there? If I'm interested in working with a company - is it appropriate to approach them? #crafterminds 1:29:30 PM 10/03 266

brittanysbest RT @jenjentrixie: When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. #crafterminds 1:29:33 PM 10/03 267

crafterminds Don't approach a company and just ask for free product or money for something! Bloggers have a bad rep for this. #crafterminds 1:29:38 PM 10/03 268

jenjentrixie There's actually a specific federal disclosure that you should put at the bottom of every page on your blog. #crafterminds 1:29:48 PM 10/03 269

crafterminds Ask yourself "what's in it for this company" and make sure to share that with them. #crafterminds 1:29:55 PM 10/03 270

LaraEllieG I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, or Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:29:57 PM 10/03 271

missiemort RT @crafterminds: Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:29:59 PM 10/03 272

RebeccaEParsons RT @crafterminds: Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:30:01 PM 10/03 273

countrychiccott RT @crafterminds: Dont approach a company and just ask for free product or money for something! Bloggers have a bad rep #crafterminds 1:30:01 PM 10/03 274

condoblues @crafterminds For giveaways I like when the company takes care of prize fulfillment. They get better shipping rates than me #crafterminds 1:30:03 PM 10/03 275

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: Theres actually a specific federal disclosure that you should put at the bottom of every page on your blog. #crafterminds 1:30:05 PM 10/03

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jenjentrixie TrueRT @LaraEllieG: I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, or Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:30:19 PM 10/03 277

sweetcsdesigns RT @jenjentrixie: Totally! RT @condoblues: @ObSEUSSed Even if youre a little blog, if youre engaged w/ your readers companies want to work w/u! #crafterminds 1:30:23 PM 10/03 278

graphicsfairy RT @jenjentrixie: Theres actually a specific federal disclosure that you should put at the bottom of every page on your blog. #crafterminds 1:30:25 PM 10/03 279

RebeccaEParsons hey all my #crafterminds friends...sorry i am late again...doing all that brand work with M&M's 1:30:31 PM 10/03 280

momendeavors RT @crafterminds: Make sure you include disclosures on any posts that you get review/giveaway stuff for or are compensated for #crafterminds 1:30:31 PM 10/03 281

LLifeOfMine How?? @crafterminds RT When approaching companies, create a relationship before diving in with I want money for this and this. #crafterminds 1:30:32 PM 10/03 282

styrocrafts I always like to know stats -- how many visits, page views, etc., when considering sponsorship opps. #crafterminds 1:30:35 PM 10/03 283

crafterminds @missiemort I am too busy creating my own content to go around asking companies for things. But that's just me. #crafterminds 1:30:36 PM 10/03 284

RebeccaEParsons RT @crafterminds: RT @jenjentrixie: Theres actually a specific federal disclosure that you should put at the bottom of every page on your blog. #crafterminds 1:30:41 PM 10/03 285

momendeavors Smart! RT @LaraEllieG: I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:30:45 PM 10/03 286

countrychiccott ditto RT @condoblues: @crafterminds I like when the company takes care of prize fulfillment. They get better shipping rates #crafterminds 1:30:46 PM 10/03 287

crafterminds yes RT @LaraEllieG: I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, or Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:30:58 PM 10/03 288

graphicsfairy RT @styrocrafts: I always like to know stats -- how many visits, page views, etc., when considering sponsorship opps. #crafterminds

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sweetcsdesigns here late and catching up- love the tips, ladies #crafterminds 1:31:17 PM 10/03 290

momendeavors So fun! :) RT @RebeccaEParsons hey all my #crafterminds friends..sorry i am late again...doing all that brand work with M&M's #crafterminds 1:31:17 PM 10/03 291

LLifeOfMine Please share! RT Theres actually a specific federal disclosure that you should put at the bottom of every page on your blog. #crafterminds 1:31:18 PM 10/03 292

brittanysbest RT @crafterminds: Don't approach a company and just ask for free product or $ for something! Bloggers have a bad rep for this. #crafterminds 1:31:19 PM 10/03 293

countrychiccott RT @styrocrafts: I always like to know stats -- how many visits, page views, etc., when considering sponsorship opps. #crafterminds 1:31:22 PM 10/03 294

mormishmom RT @LaraEllieG: I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, or Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:31:28 PM 10/03 295

crafterminds on the PR side: RT @styrocrafts: I like to know stats -- how many visits, page views, etc., when considering sponsorship opps #crafterminds 1:31:39 PM 10/03 296

RebeccaEParsons RT @momendeavors: Smart! RT @LaraEllieG: I make sure to put in links anytime I mention a product/company on FB, blog, Twitter. They WILL notice. #crafterminds 1:31:45 PM 10/03 297

crafterminds RT @condoblues: I like when the company takes care of prize fulfillment. They get better shipping rates #crafterminds 1:32:04 PM 10/03 298

sweetcsdesigns RT @brittanysbest: RT @crafterminds: Know in advance what types of products are a good fit for your blog. If not a good fit, pass on it. #crafterminds 1:32:05 PM 10/03 299

madiganmade Me too RT @crafterminds: @missiemort I am too busy creating my own stuff to ask companies for things. But thats just me. #Crafterminds 1:32:10 PM 10/03 300

jenjentrixie RT @crafterminds: RT @condoblues: I like when the company takes care of prize fulfillment. They get better shipping rates #crafterminds 1:32:11 PM 10/03

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creativegoddess I was advised not to give "free" links out but I find that a few links when product is mentioned is actually good for me. #crafterminds 1:32:12 PM 10/03 302

crafterminds Just remember, that by law you are obligated to fulfill prizes, so if a company doesn't follow thru, you pay w/your own money #crafterminds 1:32:26 PM 10/03 303

RebeccaEParsons playing catch up again... great tips so far #crafterminds 1:32:35 PM 10/03 304

KimmieChevon @inmyownstyle Got it! Thanks. #crafterminds 1:33:02 PM 10/03 305

NataliaLSimmons I am loving all this #crafterminds talking about PR. I am working on a PR campaign right now! 1:33:07 PM 10/03 306

creativegoddess RT @crafterminds: by law you are obligated to fulfill prizes, so if a company doesnt follow thru, you pay w/your own money #crafterminds 1:33:09 PM 10/03 307

sweetcsdesigns I know as a small blog owner, I'm intimidated to connect w/ companies. Tips? #crafterminds 1:33:11 PM 10/03

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rhondarowley @crafterminds @styrocrafts Yes, good idea to have your traffic stats available so they know what they're getting for their $ #crafterminds 1:33:22 PM 10/03

aunt_nette wow never knew that! >> RT @crafterminds: if a company doesn't follow thru, you pay w/your own money #crafterminds 1:33:23 PM 10/03 310

crafterminds RT @creativegoddess: told not to give "free" links out but a few links when product is mentioned is actually good for me. #crafterminds 1:33:37 PM 10/03 311

LLifeOfMine Ditto RT @glittershim: my rule of thumb: if i wouldnt happily use it myself, no way am i promoting it. owe that to my readers. #crafterminds 1:33:39 PM 10/03 312

RebeccaEParsons RT @creativegoddess: RT @crafterminds: by law you are obligated to fulfill prizes, so if a company doesnt follow thru, you pay w/your own money #crafterminds 1:33:54 PM 10/03 313

crafterminds Don't get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about. #crafterminds 1:34:02 PM 10/03 314

madiganmade RT @sweetcsdesigns: I know as a small blog owner, Im intimidated to connect w/ companies. Tips? #Crafterminds 1:34:10 PM 10/03 315

missiemort @crafterminds #crafterminds Thanks me too. Wondering if I was "missing" something. I usually just respond to requests but not seek them out 1:34:16 PM 10/03 316

countrychiccott @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebook -- let them get to know YOU! #crafterminds 1:34:17 PM 10/03

aunt_nette can y'all give an example of a "text link"? #crafterminds 1:34:20 PM 10/03 318

crafterminds My favorite: company gave me a prepaid flat rate USPS envelope to ship a prize in! #crafterminds 1:34:39 PM 10/03 319

momendeavors Good tip! :) RT @crafterminds Don't get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about #crafterminds 1:34:40 PM 10/03 320

graphicsfairy RT @crafterminds: Dont get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly

care about. #crafterminds 1:34:50 PM 10/03 321

gloriafox I give free links to what I use and like. I want my readers to know where I get the things I use. #crafterminds 1:34:52 PM 10/03

aunt_nette "text link", like in th body of the post, or sidebar?#crafterminds 1:34:53 PM 10/03 323

styrocrafts Oftentimes, winners don't leave contact info, and I can't track them down. Anyone else have that issue? What do u do? #crafterminds 1:35:00 PM 10/03 324

DaleAnnePotter @jenjentrixie - nothing in Canada as yet for the disclosure law. #crafterminds 1:35:05 PM 10/03 325

RebeccaEParsons RT @crafterminds: Don't get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about. #crafterminds 1:35:05 PM 10/03 326

NataliaLSimmons @sweetcsdesigns I'm not a pro, but start small until you grow and get the hang of it! #crafterminds 1:35:08 PM 10/03 327

momendeavors @countrychiccott @sweetcsdesigns YES!!! The best offers I've gotten are from connections via twitter! :) #crafterminds 1:35:12 PM 10/03 328

crafterminds @aunt_nette a text link is linking to a company with specific anchor text (such as: "blogging tips" going to crafterminds.com) #crafterminds 1:35:20 PM 10/03 329

countrychiccott @aunt_nette if in your sidebar it says "discount mattresses" and links to some mattress store - no picture- it is a text link #crafterminds 1:35:21 PM 10/03 330

SugarSpiceLife RT @madiganmade: RT @sweetcsdesigns: I know as a small blog owner, Im intimidated to connect w/ companies. Tips? #Crafterminds 1:35:21 PM 10/03 331

SewWoodsy relationship building is key! RT @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebooklet them get to know U! #crafterminds 1:35:22 PM 10/03 332

jenjentrixie RT @SewWoodsy: relationship building is key! RT @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebook-let them get to know U! #crafterminds 1:35:39 PM 10/03 333

DaleAnnePotter @jenjentrixie - I do however say I am a paid affiliate on my blog #crafterminds 1:35:40 PM 10/03

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brittanysbest Hi there @sweetcsdesigns, I was wondering if you were coming today. #crafterminds 1:35:42 PM 10/03 335

SewWoodsy awesome! RT @crafterminds: My favorite: company gave me a prepaid flat rate USPS envelope to ship a prize in! #crafterminds 1:35:43 PM 10/03 336

creativegoddess RT @crafterminds: Dont get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about. #crafterminds 1:35:53 PM 10/03 337

crafterminds @styrocrafts You need to specify in your contest rules what happens if winner can't be awarded. i.e. choose another winner. #crafterminds 1:35:54 PM 10/03 338

mormishmom RT @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebook-let them get to know U! #crafterminds 1:36:00 PM 10/03 339

countrychiccott @styrocrafts drives me crazy -- I started putting "winner must respond within 72 hours or I draw another winner" #crafterminds 1:36:07 PM 10/03 340

crafterminds VERY WISE RT @NataliaLSimmons: Im not a pro, but start small until you grow and get the hang of it! #crafterminds 1:36:13 PM 10/03 341

CozyHomeScenes @styrocrafts Tell them you'll pick another winner if you can't find their e-mail. They will leave it then. #crafterminds 1:36:14 PM 10/03 342

momendeavors @styrocrafts Yes! All the time. Pick a new winner! #crafterminds 1:36:19 PM 10/03 343

styrocrafts RT @crafterminds: Dont get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about. #crafterminds 1:36:19 PM 10/03 344

SugarSpiceLife RT @SewWoodsy: relationship building is key! RT @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebook-let them get to know U! #crafterminds 1:36:24 PM 10/03 345

crafterminds We should put contests/giveaway on the chat schedule and do a whole hr about that! #crafterminds 1:36:29 PM 10/03 346

momendeavors @countrychiccott @styrocrafts Yep. Exactly! #crafterminds 1:36:35 PM 10/03 347

styrocrafts @countrychiccott Good idea! Makes me crazy, too. #crafterminds 1:36:44 PM 10/03 348

RebeccaEParsons i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter @sweetcsdesigns it works for me #crafterminds 1:36:47 PM 10/03 349

creativegoddess RT @styrocrafts You need to specify in your contest rules what happens if winner cant be awarded. i.e. choose another winner. #crafterminds 1:36:58 PM 10/03 350

glittershim @styrocrafts either require an email addy to enter (best) or post a 'claim by' date & draw another winner if they don't claim. #crafterminds 1:37:03 PM 10/03 351

jenjentrixie Twitter is great for that! RT @RebeccaEParsons: i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter @sweetcsdesigns it works for me #crafterminds 1:37:03 PM 10/03 352

momendeavors Yes! RT @NataliaLSimmons: Im not a pro, but start small until you grow and get the hang of it! #crafterminds 1:37:10 PM 10/03 353

crafterminds If you start engaging with companies, they become your clients. It can be hard work! #crafterminds

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gloriafox RT @jenjentrixie: Twitter is great for that! RT @RebeccaEParsons: i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter @sweetcsdesigns it works for me #crafterminds 1:37:11 PM 10/03 355

madiganmade RT @crafterminds: We should put contests/giveaway on the chat schedule and do a whole hr about that! #Crafterminds 1:37:13 PM 10/03 356

SewWoodsy Love that idea! It would be nice to know FTC rules. RT @crafterminds: We should put contests/giveaway on the chat schedule.... #crafterminds 1:37:17 PM 10/03 357

KimmieChevon I want to RT everything...learning so much #crafterminds 1:37:25 PM 10/03 358

styrocrafts RT @RebeccaEParsons: i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter @sweetcsdesigns it works for me #crafterminds 1:37:32 PM 10/03 359

RebeccaEParsons RT @crafterminds: @styrocrafts You need to specify in your contest rules what happens if winner can't be awarded. i.e. choose another winner. #crafterminds 1:37:36 PM 10/03 360

graphicsfairy Yes, so frustrating! RT @styrocrafts: Oftentimes, winners dont leave contact info, and I cant track them down. #crafterminds 1:37:40 PM 10/03 361

momendeavors Yes!! RT @jenjentrixie Twitter is great for that! RT @RebeccaEParsons: i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter #crafterminds 1:37:43 PM 10/03 362

missiemort @crafterminds I'm stressed over blog comment issues today. Can we put that on a future chat? #crafterminds 1:37:49 PM 10/03 363

crafterminds Another type of request I get a lot is to try out plugins or software for my site - anyone else? #crafterminds 1:37:55 PM 10/03 364

jenjentrixie RT @missiemort: @crafterminds I'm stressed over blog comment issues today. Can we put that on a future chat? #crafterminds 1:37:59 PM 10/03

aunt_nette ;-) RT @KimmieChevon: I want to RT everything...learning so much #crafterminds 1:38:00 PM 10/03 366

countrychiccott

have any of you started using rafflecopter? I am thinking about it -- requires them to enter email addy... #crafterminds 1:38:03 PM 10/03 367

crafterminds I'll put contests & giveaways on the list for next week's chat! #crafterminds 1:38:15 PM 10/03 368

RebeccaEParsons yes RT @crafterminds We should put contests/giveaway on the chat schedule and do a whole hr about that! #crafterminds 1:38:18 PM 10/03 369

jenjentrixie Love that idea!! RT @countrychiccott: have any of you started using rafflecopter? requires them to enter email addy... #crafterminds 1:38:25 PM 10/03 370

crafterminds @missiemort Yeah! and feel free to discuss on our FB page too! http://t.co/scuWKUJl #crafterminds 1:38:32 PM 10/03 371

CozyHomeScenes @countrychiccott I've heard people like rafflecopter better, but never tried it. #crafterminds 1:38:42 PM 10/03 372

SewWoodsy never heard of it RT @countrychiccott: have any of u started using rafflecopter? I am thinking about it -requiresemail addy... #crafterminds 1:38:52 PM 10/03 373

crafterminds @countrychiccott Let's talk about contests next week! #crafterminds 1:38:55 PM 10/03 374

LLifeOfMine RT @crafterminds: Don't get too caught up in not giving free links, etc. Just promote what you truly care about. #crafterminds 1:39:00 PM 10/03 375

glittershim @crafterminds be very wary! dishonest types can harvest your admin info that way & hack your site. #crafterminds 1:39:03 PM 10/03 376

sweetcsdesigns RT @jenjentrixie: Twitter is great for that! RT @RebeccaEParsons: i love to start convo w/brands on Twitter @sweetcsdesigns it works for me #crafterminds 1:39:04 PM 10/03 377

RebeccaEParsons RT @crafterminds: @missiemort Yeah! and feel free to discuss on our FB page too! http://t.co/scuWKUJl #crafterminds 1:39:11 PM 10/03 378

craftmoore No, but have heard good things RT @countrychiccott: started using rafflecopter? thinking about it -requires email addy #crafterminds 1:39:17 PM 10/03 379

graphicsfairy

@crafterminds I haven't had any like that. That would scare me a bit! #crafterminds 1:39:22 PM 10/03 380

crafterminds Has anyone had a really great experience with a company that started w/a random email they got? #crafterminds 1:39:29 PM 10/03 381

RebeccaEParsons i don't like RC RT @countrychiccott: have any of you started using rafflecopter? requires them to enter email addy... #crafterminds 1:39:36 PM 10/03 382

madiganmade Scary!! RT @glittershim: @crafterminds be very wary! dishonest types can harvest your admin info that way & hack your site. #Crafterminds 1:39:38 PM 10/03 383

crafterminds RT @glittershim: be very wary! dishonest types can harvest your admin info that way & hack your site. #crafterminds 1:39:39 PM 10/03 384

countrychiccott works for me!! :) RT @crafterminds: @countrychiccott Lets talk about contests next week! #crafterminds 1:39:52 PM 10/03 385

LilacCityMomma @crafterminds Unless you disclose it on your website! #crafterminds 1:40:03 PM 10/03 386

styrocrafts As a blogger, how do you want to be approached by a PR person? #crafterminds 1:40:09 PM 10/03 387

NucheysMommy Lots of good info here! I don't do PR stuff (newbie) but good 2 know :) #crafterminds 1:40:09 PM 10/03 388

SewWoodsy @crafterminds working on two right now... check back in a month & then I'll tell you! lol. #crafterminds 1:40:15 PM 10/03 389

PBJstories I've never joined a #crafterminds chat but reading thru topics & tips today I learned a lot, and may need to join next weeks! #crafterminds 1:40:17 PM 10/03 390

crafterminds I don't like to engage with co's who want to use my platform w/out giving anything back (link love, social media mentions) #crafterminds 1:40:30 PM 10/03 391

mycottagecharm email works for me :) RT @styrocrafts: As a blogger, how do you want to be approached by a PR person? #crafterminds 1:40:36 PM 10/03 392

LaraEllieG @crafterminds Yep. I got a really cool present from a company just because I talk about them all the

time. Genuinely. Awesome! #crafterminds 1:40:40 PM 10/03 393

jenjentrixie RT @LaraEllieG: @crafterminds Yep. I got a really cool present from a company just because I talk about them all the time. Genuinely. Awesome! #crafterminds 1:40:58 PM 10/03 394

crafterminds @styrocrafts Ideally, I want a PR person to have a bit of familiarity w/my site & social media style! #crafterminds 1:41:03 PM 10/03 395

crafterminds @PBJstories Yeah! join us for the rest of this hour, too! #crafterminds 1:41:14 PM 10/03 396

craftmoore Simple & direct - love your site, want to work w/you, here's an idea... RT @styrocrafts: how to be approached by PR person? #crafterminds 1:41:21 PM 10/03 397

momendeavors @crafterminds Yes! But I was SOOOO leery initially. Actually has been my best & highest paying gig yet! :) #crafterminds 1:41:21 PM 10/03 398

brittanysbest @styrocrafts It is important to me that they have visited my website and know what I write about and what I do. #crafterminds 1:41:23 PM 10/03 399

crafterminds RT @styrocrafts: As a blogger, how do you want to be approached by a PR person? #crafterminds 1:41:28 PM 10/03 400

LilacCityMomma @styrocrafts On all my giveaways, it states you have 48 hours (or similar) to respond, or a new winner is chosen. #crafterminds 1:41:32 PM 10/03

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momendeavors @LaraEllieG Fun!! :) #crafterminds 1:41:37 PM 10/03 402

glittershim @crafterminds yes, definitely. sometimes you can be targeted for the right reasons and everyone benefits! :) #crafterminds 1:41:39 PM 10/03 403

iheartnaptime Hey guys! Sorry I'm late! I agree. E-mail is the best way and I'd like them to use social media to promote as well #crafterminds 1:41:44 PM 10/03 404

SewWoodsy @styrocrafts email works for me; however, PR needs to realize this isn't most peeps full time job. 4-6 days email turn around #crafterminds 1:41:47 PM 10/03 405

madiganmade @LaraEllieG your awesome fridge!? ;) #Crafterminds 1:41:49 PM 10/03 406

countrychiccott @styrocrafts email works -- dm on twitter works -- i am flexible #crafterminds 1:41:52 PM 10/03 407

mycottagecharm I LOVE Purdy brushes and they sent me some great brushes just for mentioning them in a blogpost...well worth it! #crafterminds 1:41:53 PM 10/03 408

crafterminds RT @craftmoore: Simple & direct - love your site, want to work w/you, heres an idea... (how to be approached by PR person?) #crafterminds 1:41:56 PM 10/03 409

crafterminds RT @glittershim: yes, definitely. sometimes you can be targeted for the right reasons and everyone benefits! :) #crafterminds 1:42:06 PM 10/03 410

SewWoodsy RT @crafterminds: @styrocrafts Ideally, I want a PR person to have a bit of familiarity w/my site & social media style! #crafterminds 1:42:09 PM 10/03 411

graphicsfairy @crafterminds I'm about to do a Giveaway with a cook/craft book. The author used some of my images and referenced me! #crafterminds 1:42:18 PM 10/03 412

missiemort @crafterminds #crafterminds YES but it was a well known craft company 1:42:21 PM 10/03 413

crafterminds @glittershim Definitely. A great relationship results in great PR for everyone, blog & company. #crafterminds 1:42:27 PM 10/03 414

LaraEllieG Yep. ;) RT @madiganmade: @LaraEllieG your awesome fridge!? ;) #Crafterminds 1:42:37 PM 10/03 415

NataliaLSimmons @jenjentrixie great advice, any practical ways to build relationships first? #crafterminds 1:42:39 PM 10/03 416

crafterminds RT @SewWoodsy: email works for me; however, PR needs to realize this isnt most peeps full time job. 4-6 days email turn around #crafterminds 1:42:44 PM 10/03 417

momendeavors For sure! RT @glittershim: yes, definitely. sometimes you can be targeted for the right reasons and everyone benefits! :) #crafterminds 1:42:46 PM 10/03 418

styrocrafts What are you looking for from PR people? Products? Content? Contest prizes? Or?? #crafterminds 1:42:52 PM 10/03

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SewWoodsy @graphicsfairy wow congrats! Let me know when that giveaway happens! I want to enter! lol. :) #crafterminds 1:42:55 PM 10/03

craftyb @crafterminds approached by pr person- make sure to mention SOMETHING I do/blog about so I don't just delete request. #crafterminds 1:42:57 PM 10/03 421

LilacCityMomma @countrychiccott Best thing ever! You will get a ton more entries. #crafterminds 1:43:12 PM 10/03 422

crafterminds like a real relationship! RT @NataliaLSimmons: @jenjentrixie great advice, any practical ways to build relationships first? #crafterminds 1:43:24 PM 10/03 423

crafterminds RT @styrocrafts: What are you looking for from PR people? Products? Content? Contest prizes? Or?? #crafterminds 1:43:31 PM 10/03 424

LLifeOfMine RT @crafterminds: RT @craftmoore: Simple & direct - love your site, want to work w/you, heres an idea... (how to be approached by PR person?) #crafterminds 1:43:38 PM 10/03 425

LaraEllieG I really respond when I can tell that a person has actually looked at my website. General inquiries just aren't as personal. #crafterminds 1:43:45 PM 10/03 426

PBJstories Ive contacted companies that I have a passion for their products, when you're enthusiastic about it, they are equally with you #crafterminds 1:43:58 PM 10/03 427

crafterminds @styrocrafts At this point, I am looking for a relationship with a company or PR person (a "meaningful" one! haha!) #crafterminds 1:44:00 PM 10/03 428

graphicsfairy @SewWoodsy @graphicsfairy I will! It's a fun book, food/gifts. Great for Christmas ideas! #crafterminds 1:44:04 PM 10/03 429

countrychiccott @styrocrafts depends on what the PR person wants in return...I think bloggers TRYING the product works best... #crafterminds 1:44:04 PM 10/03 430

glittershim @crafterminds my most successful connections = clear, specific objectives from the start. what do they want & what do i want? #crafterminds 1:44:12 PM 10/03 431

crafterminds RT @LaraEllieG: I really respond when I can tell that a person has actually looked at my website. #crafterminds

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jenjentrixie @NataliaLSimmons I would send them an email. See if they want to send you product to use and blog about and go from there... #Crafterminds 1:44:53 PM 10/03 433

CrapIveMade Raise your hand if you're having trouble paying attention to #crafterminds on account of the hot new profile pic from @LaraEllieG 1:44:56 PM 10/03 434

graphicsfairy @LaraEllieG Yes, so many you can tell they've never looked at your blog. I get numerous ones for my email page. Crazy! #crafterminds 1:45:04 PM 10/03 435

momendeavors Yes! Impressive. RT @LaraEllieG: I really respond when I can tell that a person has actually looked at my website #crafterminds 1:45:11 PM 10/03 436

crafterminds RT @PBJstories: Ive contacted companies that I have a passion for, when ur enthusiastic, they are equally with you #crafterminds 1:45:11 PM 10/03 437

rhondarowley @styrocrafts I love experimenting with new products. Those kinds of requests really appeal to me! #crafterminds 1:45:30 PM 10/03 438

crafterminds @glittershim You have a lot of great advice for us today! #crafterminds 1:45:33 PM 10/03 439

LaraEllieG @graphicsfairy Ummm....i've looked at your blog...and I LOVE it. Does that count? :) #crafterminds 1:45:43 PM 10/03 440

glittershim @crafterminds but also, if the PR email has my name wrong? obvious copy & paste? automatic delete. #crafterminds 1:45:45 PM 10/03 441

jenjentrixie @NataliaLSimmons Make sure it's a company that you like and would talk about organically. #Crafterminds 1:45:46 PM 10/03 442

crafterminds I start small with PR companies. one single exchange, a small obligation. Build from there. (like a relationship) #crafterminds 1:46:00 PM 10/03 443

countrychiccott ditto! RT @rhondarowley: @styrocrafts I love experimenting with new products. Those kinds of requests really appeal to me! #crafterminds 1:46:06 PM 10/03 444

SewWoodsy RT @PBJstories: Ive contacted companies that I have a passion for their products, when ur enthusiastic

they are equally with u #crafterminds 1:46:07 PM 10/03 445

NataliaLSimmons @crafterminds I wld love that, but take Whole Foods for example, they are a big company, how do I know them personally? #crafterminds 1:46:10 PM 10/03 446

craftmoore got burned recently, co. wanted me to promote their online event. I went all-out... and got ZERO in return. Not even a RT. #crafterminds 1:46:14 PM 10/03 447

jenjentrixie RT @crafterminds: I start small with PR companies. one single exchange, a small obligation. Build from there. (like a relationship) #crafterminds 1:46:14 PM 10/03

aunt_nette #crafterminds OR when you're approached with "i LOVE YOUR BLOG" and you'd be a good fit...and then the rest of email confirms they've never 1:46:18 PM 10/03 449

crafterminds RT @CrapIveMade: Raise your hand if ur having trouble paying attention on account of the hot new profile pic from @LaraEllieG #crafterminds 1:46:28 PM 10/03 450

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: @NataliaLSimmons Make sure its a company that you like and would talk about organically. #crafterminds 1:46:31 PM 10/03 451

madiganmade Thanks for some great tips here. Gotta go walk the pup now.... #Crafterminds 1:46:34 PM 10/03

Globalcargomgr RT @SewWoodsy: relationship building is key! RT @sweetcsdesigns talk with the big companies first on twitter/facebook-let them get to know U! #crafterminds 1:46:50 PM 10/03 453

graphicsfairy @LaraEllieG Thanks, that's so nice!! #crafterminds 1:46:53 PM 10/03

aunt_nette #crafterminds even looked at your blog, much less read more than the header 1:47:01 PM 10/03 455

crafterminds @NataliaLSimmons Start by becoming a FB fan & engaging on FB & twitter. Track down a social media mgr. #crafterminds 1:47:08 PM 10/03 456

SewWoodsy @craftmoore that stinks! :*( #crafterminds 1:47:09 PM 10/03 457

jenjentrixie @NataliaLSimmons Bigger companies are harder. Find out the Social Media person & follow them on twitter. Talk to them there. #Crafterminds 1:47:21 PM 10/03

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graphicsfairy @craftmoore Oh no, that's awful! #crafterminds 1:47:24 PM 10/03 459

NataliaLSimmons RT @crafterminds @PBJstories: Ive contacted companies that I have a passion for when ur enthusiastic, theyre equally with you #crafterminds 1:47:25 PM 10/03 460

iheartnaptime Start mentioning them, and RT them. They'll most likely start following you. @NataliaLSimmons #crafterminds 1:47:29 PM 10/03 461

SewWoodsy RT @crafterminds: RT @jenjentrixie: @NataliaLSimmons Make sure its a company that you like and would talk about organically. #crafterminds 1:47:31 PM 10/03 462

NataliaLSimmons @crafterminds @jenjentrixie that would make it easier! #crafterminds 1:47:51 PM 10/03 463

styrocrafts Absolutely! @jenjentrixie: @NataliaLSimmons Make sure its a company that you like and would talk about organically. #crafterminds 1:47:59 PM 10/03 464

RebeccaEParsons

good advice RT @crafterminds start small with PR cos 1 single exchange small obligation. Build from there(like a relationship) #crafterminds 1:48:14 PM 10/03 465

rhondarowley @madiganmade If your weather today is like mine, enjoy your walk! It's gorgeous out!! :) #crafterminds 1:48:31 PM 10/03 466

crafterminds RT @jenjentrixie: Bigger companies are harder. Find out the Social Media person & follow them on twitter. Talk to them there. #crafterminds 1:48:43 PM 10/03 467

gloriafox @craftmoore Same here...got burned...nothing in return #crafterminds 1:48:46 PM 10/03 468

condoblues Not me b/c I have 2 easily misspelled last names. @glittershim @craftermindsif R email has my name wrong? automatic delete. #crafterminds 1:48:52 PM 10/03 469

SewWoodsy RT @jenjentrixie: @NataliaLSimmons Bigger companies are harder. Find out the Social Media person & follow them on twitter... #crafterminds 1:48:55 PM 10/03 470

LaraEllieG Umm...embarrassed. RT @crafterminds: RT @CrapIveMade: Having trouble paying attention on account of pic from @LaraEllieG #crafterminds 1:48:57 PM 10/03 471

NataliaLSimmons @jenjentrixie makes sense. I do like the personal approah! #crafterminds 1:49:02 PM 10/03 472

crafterminds I have auto-programmed responses on my email. One that says "I would like to politely decline at this time." #crafterminds 1:49:09 PM 10/03 473

NataliaLSimmons @SewWoodsy @crafterminds @jenjentrixie I just dropped in, but man I am loving this! #crafterminds 1:49:26 PM 10/03 474

mormishmom RT @CrapIveMade: Raise your hand if ur having trouble paying attention on account of the hot new profile pic from @LaraEllieG #crafterminds 1:49:37 PM 10/03 475

crafterminds You can say no and keep a door open. "That isn't a good fit for me right now, please feel free to contact me in the future." #crafterminds 1:49:38 PM 10/03 476

PBJstories RT @crafterminds: You can say no and keep a door open. "That isn't a good fit for me right now, please feel free to contact me in the future." #crafterminds 1:50:04 PM 10/03 477

RebeccaEParsons it must fit with you blog and your mission to work with your audience never forget your audience!!

#crafterminds 1:50:08 PM 10/03 478

NataliaLSimmons @craftmoore that is awful!! Gotta be careful I guess, a lot of times others don't look out for you! #crafterminds 1:50:20 PM 10/03 479

crafterminds We have a major lag right now! #crafterminds 1:50:24 PM 10/03 480

RebeccaEParsons there are actually companies that match brands with bloggers #crafterminds 1:50:44 PM 10/03 481

mormishmom @jenjentrixie: Bigger companies are harder. Find out the Social Media person & follow them on twitter. Talk to them there. #crafterminds 1:50:53 PM 10/03 482

SewWoodsy It's been great. Learned a lot as always... need to go pick up Mr. Woodsy! Have a great night y'all! #crafterminds 1:51:15 PM 10/03 483

DaleAnnePotter @RebeccaEParsons - which companies match? Details please... #crafterminds 1:51:45 PM 10/03 484

craftmoore smart! RT @crafterminds: have auto-programmed responses in email. One says "I would like to politely decline at this time." #crafterminds 1:52:30 PM 10/03 485

inmyownstyle RT @crafterminds: I have auto-programmed responses on my email. One that says "I would like to politely decline at this time." #crafterminds 1:52:39 PM 10/03 486

crafterminds RT @RebeccaEParsons: it must fit with you blog and your mission to work with your audience never forget your audience!! #crafterminds 1:52:47 PM 10/03 487

crafterminds Just remember, you have cultivated all credibility with your audience. Don't sell it for a box of pancake mix. #crafterminds 1:53:15 PM 10/03 488

PBJstories Ive been known to do actual {happy dances} when I read an email from a fav company saying good things @RepurposedRefin #crafterminds 1:53:15 PM 10/03 489

craftmoore YES! Was bad for me last week too... RT @crafterminds: We have a major lag right now! #crafterminds 1:53:25 PM 10/03

imagineDcreate #Crafterminds Hello! Cindy here from http://t.co/vztxQyJw. I love reading these tweets. So much great information!

1:53:51 PM 10/03 491

sweetcsdesigns Just started working w companies, and always looking 2 connect w more. Often talk about products I buy- heres hoping it works! #crafterminds 1:54:00 PM 10/03 492

CozyHomeScenes Are we playing the quiet game or did chat just slow way down? #crafterminds #crafterminds 1:54:02 PM 10/03 493

crafterminds Sorry, everyone. I am not seeing any Tweets. If I missed yours, my apologies #crafterminds 1:54:13 PM 10/03 494

chichomekim Sorry--making spaghetti sauce and roasting eggplant #crafterminds 1:54:17 PM 10/03 495

styrocrafts Who has an example of a successful PR pitch they can share? What did it involve? Results? #crafterminds 1:54:28 PM 10/03 496

CozyHomeScenes Bye Katie #crafterminds #crafterminds 1:54:29 PM 10/03 497

condoblues @glittershim I got one of those once. It was an automatic delete too. #crafterminds

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crafterminds Thanks everyone who joined us today! I'll try to have a recap/transcript up at crafterminds.com later today. #crafterminds 1:55:06 PM 10/03

craftyb RT @crafterminds: Just remember, you have cultivated all credibility with your audience. Don't sell it for a box of pancake mix. #crafterminds 1:55:33 PM 10/03 500

gloriafox RT @crafterminds: Just remember, you have cultivated all credibility with your audience. Don't sell it for a box of pancake mix. #crafterminds 1:55:37 PM 10/03

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Serendipityelem Getting late :(. What's the subject today #crafterminds 1:55:37 PM 10/03 502

NataliaLSimmons @crafterminds ok, thought it was just me... #crafterminds 1:55:45 PM 10/03 503

condoblues @crafterminds If you want to work w/ them but not that product say way X is bad fit but Y is a good fit. #crafterminds 1:55:54 PM 10/03 504

missiemort @crafterminds #crafterminds as a general rule I only work with companies I've heard of before 1:56:03 PM 10/03 505

MFwSE RT @crafterminds: Don't approach a company and just ask for free product or money for something! Bloggers have a bad rep for this. #crafterminds 1:56:05 PM 10/03 506

crafterminds Okay, next week, we'll talk about running contests/giveaways! #crafterminds 1:56:29 PM 10/03 507

craftmoore I'd love to learn about those! info please? RT @RebeccaEParsons: there are actually companies that match brands with bloggers #crafterminds 1:56:37 PM 10/03 508

creativegoddess RT @crafterminds: Just remember, you have cultivated all credibility with your audience. Dont sell it for a box of pancake mix #crafterminds 1:56:50 PM 10/03 509

graphicsfairy RT @crafterminds: Just remember, you have cultivated all credibility with your audience. Dont sell it for a box of pancake mix #crafterminds 1:56:57 PM 10/03

imagineDcreate @crafterminds Thanks for sharing such great information! I'm Cindy and I blog at:

http://t.co/vztxQyJw #crafterminds 1:57:03 PM 10/03 511

crafterminds @CozyHomeScenes The chat is lagging... makes it hard to interact! Sorry eveyrone! #crafterminds