Where and how do I contact tech BLOGGERS or WRITERS?

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  1. AtlasDock, Apr 2, 2014
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    AtlasDock macrumors newbie

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    I have a couple questions about bloggers and writers. And im looking for some insight if you are able to answer.

    -I've read the last few days that they charge to write reviews about products, is this true? If so how much? (can you give an example?)

    -How can I contact them? Any better way than email or linkedin?

    -Is there any forums where bloggers go?

    I sent out a bit of emails and linkedin messages to see if they are interested in my gadget/tech project, and to get feed back. I got a few replies, but.. the turn around rate is VERY low. The ones who do read the emails are very interested though! What am I doing wrong?

    I'm not trying to advertise, i'm just looking for help which is the purpose of a forum.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

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    I don't charge, I usually just settle for a review copy I can keep. I'm actually still using an iPad Mini case I got as a review copy early last year. You have to realize though, that it's not just about money. Anyone could drop $20,000 into someone's bank account, but if your readers don't respond to it, then it's not worth the effort to post about it.

    E-mail is the best way to communicate, and you just have to take the silence as a no thank you.

    Don't hang around niche message boards. They are full of people trying to make a quick buck out of CPA and affiliate links, and their blogs stuffed with search friendly keywords. You most likely will get blacklisted by Google going that route.

    I think you said in a post that you were doing a Kickstarter? (I see you paused funding for the original) Get yourself a website, a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and give yourself some presence on YouTube or Vimeo, and you will have an easier time with your project.
     
  3. Apple fanboy macrumors Core

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    Good advice. Get as much free PR as you can.

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    And there's nothing wrong with having a signature pointing to your project page.
     
  4. AtlasDock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice, I changed my signature! :)
     
  5. AtlasDock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got a few more people to help out! anyone else? :D
     
  6. fabla1 macrumors newbie

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    Could I be of help?

    I don't mind helping out :), however, would I be required to purchase the devices myself, or can I get them on loan? Where should I email a sample of work?
     
  7. AtlasDock thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I sent you a reply.. no answer.
     

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