I was just reading the latest print edition of Entrepreneur magazine when I noticed that my project YourPitchSucks.com was listed as a resource in an article about free stuff online. Yep, listed right there next to little sites like Craigslist and Linkedin.
So to date, this tiny little project I put together earlier this year on a whim has now been mentioned in places like:
- INC magazine
- the Wall Street Journal
- and featured in smaller local magazines and newspapers around the country
- Including a full front-page business feature in a NE Ohio newspaper
Obviously, my pitch doesn’t suck, eh?
I have to admit that the name is the trigger. Sure, the idea is solid, but as I said in a magazine article last month, “Do you think I’d be getting this much press if the name of it was YourPitchIsNotGood.com?”
Remember, part of getting attention is making people take a longer look (this is what my book is about). What you name things IS important.
Here’s a simple strategy for picking attention-getting names, over at the BlendthisBook blog.