Call out to clever cloggs

Got an idea you want to chat about?

Obsessed with something niche?

Are people tired of hearing about it?

Do they get that glazed over look in their eyes?

Do they sigh loudly when you mention it?

Do they cross the street when they see you coming?

Do they start screaming when you open your mouth?

Don’t stress we’ve got your back!

Starting this May our podcast gives a voice to the obsessed, the fanatical and the heartbreakingly earnest. We want to hear what you’ve got to say and if you can say it in 2 minutes we can give you the proverbial floor to convince us all that we should care about your thing.

What we need from you:

  • A 2 minute “pitch” for your idea, cause or obsession explaining why we should care about it too. ¬†You can mention a specific project if you like ¬†before your 2 minutes but it isn’t an ad so we can’t really take pitches that are just promotional.
  • 10 minutes of your time
  • A photo of you and/or the thing you care about

OR

If you are a performer you can share a song, poem, play or short story.

So if I can’t promote my stuff what can I talk about?

Well you can expand it to talk more generally. For example, if you have a podcast about true crime you can promote it before your 2 minutes, but in your 2 minutes you might talk about why people should care about wrongful convictions. Or if you have a small business you might want to talk about the importance of shopping local or buying handmade instead of mass produced. We are totally happy to plug your stuff, but the point of the 2 minute pitch is to squash as much information about the stuff you care about into it, your promotional message can be given pride of place before or after it when listeners will have time to process it.

No matter what you love we want to hear from you

Email morgan.pinder@gmail.com

Or message this blog!

 

Coping (or pretending) to cope with polite rejection…

Whilst I realise that a rejection with a request for more writing is better than simply being ignored, I’m still feeling that stinging sensation that comes with knowing nobody want what you are selling,,, nobody is picking up what you are putting down… no one finds your ideas intriguing and wishes to subscribe to your news letter… Shall I continue…

No.. no you are right best leave that be. Here are 5 ways I am attempting to cope with an almost across the board auto-reply-zoning of my submitted work at the moment:

  1. Liquorice; I didn’t get to the size I am without some serious and pointless junk food binging. Liquorice is my indulgence of choice this time around.
  2. Getting snippy with acquaintances; Nothing puts things in perspective, and fills me with regret like inadvertently burning bridges with people you just met or barely know for reasons that are wholly unrelated to anything they are even slightly connected with. Rampaging Morgan turns into angry she-hulk at the slightest provocation.
  3. Making lists; This is not a good example of my list related neurosis. The lists I am talking about are definitely private, embarrassing, and one of the few ways I am able to convince myself that I am in control of my life… to any extent… at all.. ever… (you can tell this isn’t one of those because there are; a. no times jotted down and crossed out along the margins and b. no tiny arbitrary jobs that I can tick off without trying to make myself feel better)
  4. Crochet; Or any yarn related hobby. It gives the illusion of productivity without having to face the reality of the situation.
  5. Making excuses to play games; Oh I’m just going to play this game for 5 minutes then I’ll get to work…. look I even set a timer… *snooze*…. *snooze* actually I should keep playing this because I can review to for the blog….. Well I’ve finished that now… hmmm it was released a while ago maybe I should look for a more recent release to review…. and so on….

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