Monday, April 11, 2011

Guest Article Rejection

I had the funniest email exchange just now and I thought I'd share:
Dear Breda,
I am writing to you with a great interest in composing a guest blog for your website. I am a health, safety, and political advocate with a passion for economics and our nation's fiscal responsibility. I believe that under our current administration, budgets have become lopsided in favor of trendy "green" environmental policies. In light of the recent push by the House GOP to curb some of the overzealous EPA regulations, I feel that I could write a compelling article that would be of great interest to the readers of (http://www.thebredafallacy.com/).
Please feel free to email me back if this interests you.
Best Regards,
Scott

Has this guy even read my blog? I don't understand these emails at ALL. What, exactly, are they trying to accomplish? Are they looking for advertising? I don't get it.

Anyway, I responded with a single word:
No.
And figured that'd be the end of it. I was wrong. 2 minutes later, Scott emails me back with:
You're hot.
Huh. I guess he clicked my link after all. After a momentary WTF, I decided Scott deserved some sort of response. After all, it's not every day that a small town librarian receives such a lovely, well considered compliment from a complete stranger on the internet. (right?) So I wrote back to my new-found penpal/weirdo stalker. I thanked him for the potential blogfodder, saying:
Okay, now THIS I may blog.
I still haven't heard back. Phooey.

30 comments:

bluesun said...

Hey, at least he didn't call you "Brenda," right?

Rev. Paul said...

Fame is SO fickle ... heh.

Mike W. said...

well shit! I get those guest blog e-mails too, but I NEVER get a follow-up e-mail that says "You're hot."

You get bonus points for using the word "phooey" in a post!

At least he wrote "you're hot" and not "your hot."

JB Miller said...

Ha! At least he is right. Now we have an excellent non-sequitur to drop in your comments.

"You're Hot"

Chris said...

I had never considered that approach before. I'm pretty sure I will not do so in the future, either. Takes all kinds. (I'm a business-to-business salesman, so I see a range of folks almost as diverse as you do.)

Bubblehead Les. said...

RE Mr. Nice Guy: Didn't Ted Bundy wear a suit and tie? He does realize that you shoot back, right?

Old NFO said...

I've gotten five or six of those in the last week... sigh...

MonteG said...

Okay, I have to admit, his response made me LOL and darn near spit beer onto my laptop.

Glenn B said...

I imagine he meant your looks but then again, he could have meant your temper, your wit or all three?

Glenn B said...

Before I stick my foot in my mouth or if I already have, allow me to extract it a bit:

I was saying saying temper because anyone who would respond with "phooey" in her reply has to have on heck of a temper...

Clint said...

He took the one-word-reply as a snub (as in insult , not the gun)

He just wanted to get the last word in.

TBeck said...

He forgot to mention that he is a Capricorn who enjoys long walks on the beach and would like to meet a woman who isn't afraid of his sensitive side. He also hides the bodies for a hobby.

BobG said...

He sent me the exact letter, word-for-word. He must be spamming quite a few people.

Sabra said...

But, BobG, did he tell you you're hot?

Jennifer said...

That's awesome. I love it. Random creepy blog-stalker comments. Takes a special kind of stalker to target a gun chick.

Joshkie said...

Old NFO -

You've gotten several e-mails stating "You're Hot." Wow, guess the wold takes all kinds. I'm not suggesting you're not though, because I've all ways known your a sexy, sexy beast.

:-)
Josh

BobG said...

Sabra; if he thinks I'm hot, that would REALY frighten me...

Julie said...

sniffle, sniffle, i'm obviously not famous enough to get this type of email ...

and yes, you are hot :)

Tam said...

I think you should know that I just checked my in-box and it looks like your stalker is two-timing you.

For a dollar, I'll reply to his email with "I'm telling Breda." :D

Breda said...

I will paypal you RIGHT NOW.

Tam said...

I totally just emailed him. :D

Mike W. said...

"But, BobG, did he tell you you're hot?"

For the record BobG IS hot. Maybe not Breda hot, but still hot. :P

Marty said...

This thread is quality gold.

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Geodkyt said...

Breda,

Remind me in Pittsburg -- I will give you your $1, cash in hand. I want to be the one who paid the $1 for Tam's reply.

{chuckle}

Friggin' priceless.

(AKA Shorter Half)

Peter said...

Breda, he's being unfaithful to you already - and he's after me, which suggests he swings both ways as well! I've put his e-mail and my reaction up on my blog too:

http://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2011/04/boy-gets-around-doesnt-he.html

Readers here are invited to comment there as to their helpful suggestions to him.

:-)

WV: creterlo - yes, he does appear to be a low sort of critter, doesn't he?

Jerry said...

"Anyway, I responded with a single word:
No."

That's cold.

Breda said...

Yeah, well. That's how we roll here at The Breda Fallacy.

Nicholas said...

Looks like someone took him up on his offer:

http://thelibertyzone.com/2011/04/15/guest-post-continue-the-fight-against-the-epa.aspx

Crucis said...

It's been a few weeks since this happened to you. I got one today. Mine was from someone named Taylor Darden. It was in the same vein as yours except he didn't call me hot. Guess he's seen my picture over on facebook.

Where do these characters come from? It they want to say something, they should start their own blogs.

Geez!

Zilla/MJ said...

I got one in March from a Nick Scott, I got one today from a Ryan somebody, and one of my blogger friends just got one from that Taylor person. There are also blogs posted by people who've gotten one from an Eric Stevenson. All emails EXACTLY the same, only the names and subject offered to write about changed. Why are they doing this?