Blogging over at ZDNet has been a blast, and even though I’ve been neglecting this blog a bit, it’s allowed me to branch out a bit and take a look at a lot of different things. People tend to respond to my emails more now . All in all, it’s been great, and I’m having a lot of fun with it. Today however, I got my first jolt of reality.
I want the innocent to remain nameless, but I emailed someone about talking with them about their project. It’s a pretty big deal, and I didn’t think I’d hear anything, but I wanted to see if they were free to talk over beers sometime. The person emailed me back and sounded happy to get together. We were in the process of setting up a time when I get this email:
Hey Ryan, I just found out that I cannot meet with you since you are “press”. I?m going to forward your mail on to our team?s PR contact. I?m sorry about this.
It’s difficult for me to think of myself as “press”. I’m just a guy who is really passionate about RIAs and is very enthusiastic about how they’re evolving. The person seemed genuinely disappointed, and the press person who contacted me was very nice, but it was still a bit of a shock. I suppose it’s something I’ll just have to get used to.Tweet