Journalists, and bloggers who pose as journalists, get a lot of pitches over email. I get about 20 a day, so I'm pretty heavy on the archive button. But if you're trying to pitch something you've worked on, and you aren't a professional publicist, you're actually at an advantage. Last month, game developer Andrew Miller asked me for advice on how to pitch his work for coverage. Here's what I told him.
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You'll have a better shot at a raise if your boss is excited about your future together. To make that happen, you want to show him or her that you're growing and your skill set is expanding, and this is why it helps to keep what The Muse calls a "learning log".