Disclaimer: If your inbox was recently flooded with a whole bunch of stupidity from my blog, sorry, that was me doing stuff. 🙄 I briefly contemplated pausing or getting rid of the blog altogether but then…I didn’t. Anyway some of the posts are back now that were taken off and…just shoot me. But I think I’m back to my former (ab)normal self now. So here we go, back to regular programming…
You know what irks me?
Many things irk me lately, but this email this morning I found particularly irksome.
Apparently they want to improve my website. I know this because they emailed it to me, meaning, they used my email address. But then, they named me by a blog name that does not belong to me, but rather to one of my followers.
If I were to send unsolicited marketing emails to people whom I wished to retain as paying customers, I would check and double check that the information I was referencing was accurate. In fact, I do this with my regular followers at times – for instance, one of my followers mentioned a birthday recently on her blog and I wanted to acknowledge this event on my blog for her. But I didn’t know her name, only her blog name. So I went to her blog website, did less than two minutes of research and found her about page in which she introduced herself by her name. When I wrote that happy birthday message on my blog, I addressed her by her name (since it’s there on the internet – I would not name someone by their name if they themselves did not advertise their name themselves).
Pretty simple, no?
I find it presumptuous of some of these marketing agencies who decide on a whim that someone who writes a story-telling blog wants to improve their blog. Do they realize I don’t monetize mine? I don’t know if Two Rocks Chronicles monetizes, but my guess is not. And I can pretty much assure you that neither I nor Two Rocks Chronicles will be paying Leigh any money for SEO marketing…
Point is, I get these types of emails on occasion, and although some of them are written more professionally (and less presumptuously) than others, most of them don’t warrant a response.
However. I am in a mood, which is why I sent back a snarky response. (sorry not sorry) 😀
There is a related story happening on my other blog, the pseudonym one. I had written some steamy stories over there and over time received quite a few unsolicited emails in my inbox. Because of the nature of the topics I wrote about, I suddenly found myself being offered a selection of free sex toys. Only condition was I had to write a review, either on my blog or on one of their pages.
I could tell you stories about some of these emails, but I’ll save those for another time… 😉
What else is new?
I am starting dog walking again. Remember Nessie? I’m going to start with her next week. I’ve also been approached about a 6-month old Shepherd puppy…
With the sun out strong and bright, the timing is perfect to get back into dog walking.
Happy Hump Day. See you in the comments.