Photos are important in telling a story but have you considered hashtagging or photo tagging a publication in your post on Instagram? Barrett says this is a good way to interact with Country Living’s small but mighty social media team. Try adding #MyCountryLiving. She and Graves both use hashtag searches when looking for interesting content which will resonate with their readers.
The follow up is still critical. No, don’t stalk an editor with multiple emails in a short period of time. Graves does suggest staying on an editor’s radar is always helpful and important. And, don’t forget manners and stay away from ALL CAPS emails. Dig into these great tips by visiting my column in The Southern C by clicking HERE. And, be sure you subscribe to the Southern C’s newsletter for tons of great content from a talented community of creatives. Click HERE for my Facebook live interview with Barrett on our Forest Home Media Facebook page and give us a “like” to stay up on the latest!
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