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Morning Brief — Wednesday, July 16

I was debating whether to eat a banana before an early spin class today, and it occurred to me that I have a very patriotic food allergy.  I am mildly allergic to virtually all fruits (including bananas — hence the debate) except those grown here: apples, oranges, grapes, berries, watermelon, peaches.  Interesting, that.


Jon Greer from the PR blog Catching Flack posts some links about how to pitch bloggers.  The bottom line is you need to be familiar with the blogs you’re pitching.  And unless you only are ever pitching one blog, you pretty much need to set up an RSS reader through which you can follow multiple blogs.  Click here if you need tips about how to set up an RSS reader.


Guy Kawasaki from How to Change the World comments about the difference between pitching old and new media.


July 16, 2008 - Posted by | Blogs, Pitching Tips, RSS | ,


  1. Hey, bananas are grown here. At least in lots of backyards in Houston-area. My neighbor has quite a nice tree that’s loaded every year. Extremely sweet too.

    Comment by Joan Reeves | July 16, 2008 | Reply

  2. My friend just informed me she had a banana tree when she lived in Santa Barbara! There goes that theory. I think the majority of bananas (that are sold in stores) come from Central America, though (or at least that’s what I seem to remember from that banana book from a few months back) …

    Comment by Yen | July 16, 2008 | Reply

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