January 9, 2013 in Bloggers
You know what drives me crazy? Over thinking, over analyzing, putting too much into something that should be simple. I am guilty of this almost daily. I think too much about what I say, don’t say, should say, write, don’t write, should write.
I have been sitting on a new pitch email…in my head…for weeks.. I still haven’t even typed it up. Why? Because I am over thinking. Is this really what I want to say? Is it too professional? Would this be too laid back? …too long, too short, appropriate, asking too much, under selling myself, or just plain laughable!
I have taken in everything I have learned from other bloggers over the past year, and most of what I have learned about pitches and dealing with companies is a little out of my comfort zone. I don’t write emails that are “perky” or “fun”… I worked outside of the home in a professional office. I drafted legal documents… I can’t do “fun” and “perky”, because to me it is just plain unprofessional.
So, I have come to the conclusion that I am going to take everything that I learned this past year, about correspondence, and toss it back out of the window. I am me! My idea of volunteering as a child was in the Human Resources Department of the VA or helping file papers and write transmittal letters for the local attorney’s office. If someone doesn’t respect my respect for business matters… we don’t need to be doing business!
That said… I am now off to draft a new pitch, wish me luck!