Dear Content Marketing Managers, P.R. Interns and Brand Reps:

I’m glad you hope I’m doing okay, and I’m genuinely flattered that you’re a fan of the blog and my content. But in response to your pitch, which is invariably some version of “We think our product/service/content/client would be a great fit with your readers, and we’d like free access to them,” I would just politely say “Thank you, but no.” Banner ad options, detailed on my advertising page, are the only way to guarantee access to my wonderful, hard-earned readers.


P.S. No need to send multiple follow-up emails. My non-response is, in itself, my response.

Dear Everybody Else Who Just Wants To Just Get In Touch or Say Hi,

Thanks for reaching out! I’d love to hear from you.