Bloggers Chance to Get on Oprah

    April 10, 2005

A couple of weeks ago I wrote an open letter to Oprah Winfrey encouraging her to invite bloggers on her show.

I also urged other bloggers to email it in to the talk show host. Today I was contacted by a daily newspaper editor. She is working on a story on the Oprah phenomenon and was intrigued by our effort. The journalist has asked me for a guesstimate on how many of my readers (and others) followed through and emailed in the letter.

If you did, please email me or leave a comment on this post (it can be anonymous). If you didn’t email in the letter, then it’s not too late! Maybe once this newspaper runs their story, Oprah will hear us and dedicate a show to blogging. Somehow I can’t see Dave Winer on Oprah, can you? Whatever, let’s go for it!

Steve Rubel is a PR strategist with nearly 16 years of public relations, marketing, journalism and communications experience. He currently serves as a Senior Vice President with Edelman, the largest independent global PR firm.

He authors the Micro Persuasion weblog, which tracks how blogs and participatory journalism are changing the public relations practice.