I’d like to share with you a string of emails I sent and received recently.
I would like to offer you this feature idea for [publication]– hopefully I haven’t missed your print deadlines for your next issue. If you’re interested, please get in touch.
[My pitch went here -- you think I'm gonna show off my technique? Pfft!]
I hope you are interested in the piece and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks for getting in touch. We have already lined up an article about [my pitch] for next month.
Balls. My reply:
Not to worry — thank you for getting back to me so quickly.
End of discussion. Or was it? A few moments later:
I see from your blog that you write about media & technology. We had half an idea for looking at [story]. Is this something you’ve been following?
Ah ha! Looks like Mr jBlog has helped me out — yet again!
My piece went into the magazine last week, earning me a modest yet satisfying sum.
Is it worth starting a blog? This piece alone has covered hosting/domain costs for the next two years. You’d be a fool not to!