Dear Ben Roethlisberger…I have an offer you can’t refuse…

11 Jun

Dear Ben Roetlisberger,

(And I say this to Ben Roethlisberger and not Big Ben…)

If you’re reading this…

I may not have given you much of a chance in the past, but I want to now.

I know you’re busy doing the interview circuit with the traditional news media, and that’s to be expected.

Unfortunately, there is a large portion of us who get most, if not all, of our news online….from Twitter, from Facebook, from RSS feeds and from blogs.

Sadly, these may have been the very entities that tore you down in the first place.

Luckily, they may be the very entities that can, likewise, lift you back up!

Naturally, it’s going to take a lot more than a few interviews to redeem yourself in the eyes of Pittsburgh – especially with us young ladies.

That being said, I think that a lot of us, though skeptical still, are willing to give you a chance.

I am.

While I’m still pretty hesitant on a personal level – after all, I am a girl, and I’m a Steeler fan, and I felt that you disgraced “my” team and what we stand for – I’m willing to give you a chance on a PROFESSIONAL level.

I heard a local radio talk show host suggest your doing a local blog interview as part of your PR-revamping extravaganza.

Maybe he was joking, maybe he wasn’t.

I took him seriously, and I implore you to consider to do so, as well.

The offer’s out here, in the open, and on the table. Collaborate with Glitzburgh. I have a pretty decent following, a nice readership, and am asking nothing in return….well, other than free publicity.

If you would like to know my credentials, I’m a published writer, work for a nonprofit by day, and, I’ve actually been voted best blogger in Pittsburgh, if that helps sway your  (meaning “your people’s”) opinion any. Really, if you want to know any more about me, you can always follow me on Twitter – I was voted “who to follow on Twitter,” too, after all (@BuellaMarie)

I’m just sayin’ – here’s a platform – you probably need all the help you can get. That might sound harsh, but this is coming from a church-going, animal-loving, heart-of-gold, upstanding type of gal. Honestly.

Basically, I’ll give you an open forum to say what you want. Things that maybe you haven’t gotten to say yet. Things that maybe you want to say to a younger audience or to a certain demographic, in a more casual “atmosphere” (for lack of a better term.)

Think about it. The offer stands. Consider it for Pittsburgh.

I’d say to have your people call my people, but, I AM my people.

With the best intentions, take it or leave it,

Ashley 🙂

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