Even though I claim to "know" and have good relationships with lots and lots of journalists, analysts, and bloggers, I still get responses like this when I am pitching.
Of late, I have noticed many of my media related contacts on Twitter and FaceBook are just plain busy and backlogged. My pal, Chris Brogan, even had a post yesterday simply saying the he was underwater. See his post "I’m Drowning."
When that’s the case, I leave them alone. There will always be another opportunity to pitch.
Photo shot on location in Iceland by Alan Weinkrantz (c) 2008