Sitemap - 2023 - Aly Walansky's Newsletter

Friday: So much exciting news to share!

Thursday: Expert commentary needed for several new assignments!

Wednesday: As promised, I'm sharing a cherished family recipe. Also: Work stuff.

Tuesday: Making the time to build those connections -- and why it's SO worth it.

So much going on this week -- time to have a productive Monday!

Industry Insights: April Fool's Day is coming's how to be prepared

Thursday: Seeking expert sources for a bunch of new pending assignments!

Wednesday: I tried that new AI headshot website and...this is not the future we were promised. Also: Need chef commentary for a new story!

Tuesday: So THIS happened yesterday and the teenager inside me was SCREAMING

Monday: Newly published content, and all my pending assignments for this week

Industry Insights: Exclusive, Embargo, And More Terms To Avoid Using In Pitches To Journalists Unless Using Them Correctly (Part 1)

Thursday: Cheerio, I have to go practice my curtsy.

Wednesday: Exciting news about our next AMA + loads of new pending assignments!

Tuesday: Seeking expert commentary and pitches for several new stories

Monday: Just another manic Monday...

Industry Insights: How To Stay Connected With Your Media Relationships

Friday: Learning to move away from that scarcity mindset

Thursday: Finding encouragement in a pretty unexpected place

Wednesday: Happy International Women's Day! Also: New job leads and newly published stories!

Tuesday: How did we survive before mobile technology?

Monday: Sourcing for several stories tied to the upcoming spring holidays!

Industry Insights: Here's Why You Weren't Included In That Story

Thursday: The night that I pregamed a seltzer party by tasting rare tequila. Also: Lots of newly published stories!

Wednesday: A quick explainer on Uber vouchers and why they are so helpful.

Tuesday: It’s so trippy to see snow falling while applying aloe to your still-fresh sunburn.

Monday: I'm back from Miami and there's SO much to talk about!

Friday: Hello From Miami! Also: A newly published piece that combines all my loves in one story!

Industry Insights: Some Of The Biggest PR Questions About All Those Media Layoffs...Answered

Wednesday: Taking those lemons life throws at you and using them to make a yummy sorbet. Because, why not?

Tuesday: It's Mardi Gras!

Industry Insights: Preserving The Security Of Your Twitter Account Just Became An Emergency Situation

Thursday: Need chef input for quick email Q&A (TODAY). Plus: A bunch of new job leads!

Wednesday: A primer (and reminder) on why e-mail pitches are always best

Tuesday: Need celeb chefs to interview for 4 new stories + new job leads!

Monday: Here's what I thought was the most successful commercial during the big game (and it teaches us a lesson about branding and celebrity tie-ins).

Industry Insights: What We Can Learn About Pitching By Watching Super Bowl Commercials

Friday: The closest you'll ever see to me writing about sports. Clearly, sparkling wine was involved.

Thursday: Where to score the best National Pizza Day deals, and everything else I'm working on right now.

Key Takeaways From Monday's Zoom Session: A Frank Discussion About AI and Media

Tuesday: My latest podcast guest appearance is now live! Also: Thanks so much for yesterday's AMAZING Zoom turnout + more pending stories!

Monday: It's AMA Zoom Day! Also: New assignments, newly published stories, and A BLIND ITEM JOB LEAD.

Industry Insights: Why It's Important For Freelancers To Seek Out Anchor Clients

Thursday: Good morning from NOLA + here's what is on my (life and work!) agenda

Wednesday: Breaking news about our next AMA Zoom (er A-US-A Zoom?) Also: Hello From (Somewhere In) The Sky!

Tuesday: Wrapping up some big stories today. Also: New job leads, and tell me about your Super Bowl cocktails!

Monday: How to (quickly!) tidy up your inbox, and everything I'm working on going into this week

Industry Insights: Some Useful Resources For Freelancers

Friday: Here's why I have confidence that creative, original writing will survive the onslaught of AI

Thursday: New assignments for Southern Living, Forbes,, Clean Plates, and more....

Wednesday: Seeking RDs to interview for a seasonal meal prep story + many job leads + more!

Tuesday: Working on new assignments on everything from Super Bowl entertaining to Mardi Gras + bunches of new published stories + a job lead!

Monday: Photo submission best practices, how to get free encyclopedia access, and everything going on this week!

Industry Insights: The Ultimate Guide To Submitting Photos To Media

Friday: Perhaps Someone Can Help Me Understand A Rather Curious Pitching Tactic?

Thursday: I delved deep into the rising cost of lettuce (+ more newly published stories, from eye cream to air fryer brownies!)

Wednesday: Loved this piece on media trends in 2023 + newly published gift guides

Tuesday: Fun food news to share. Plus: Going into this week hot with my latest published stories, pending assignments, and upcoming travel schedule

Monday: Recreating a tasty bit of Emily in Paris at home + lots of Valentine's content is now published!

Industry Insights: How To Avoid The Dreaded Email Bounce

TGIF: Last night's happy hour was a HUGE success + my first Valentine's Day gift guide of the season is now live!

Wednesday: Notice that lettuce has gotten crazy pricey? I'm investigating that for a new assignment + everything else I'm working on this week...

Tuesday: About friendship, the upcoming NYC happy hour, and National Pizza Week.

Monday: Check out my easy-to-follow guide to a week of meal prep + plus pending stories and more.

Industry Insights: How to have stronger and more meaningful PR/media relationships in 2023

Friday: A rundown of my (15...!) pending assignments going into the weekend + some thoughts on decluttering your life in the new year

Thursday Edition: Hot off the (inbox?), I'm working on FIVE NEW GIFT GUIDES. Read more within.

Stories pending for a half-dozen outlets -- including more Valentine's Day content!

Tuesday: Hitting the ground running on a VERY busy first week of 2023

Happy New Year! Here's some quick tips to be far more productive in the new year.