Another oddity from my inbox.
Here’s today’s message, with the subject “We would like to write an article for your site,” edited to remove identifying information:
We have been reading the articles on your website and are very impressed with the quality of your information.
We have a team of copywriters who specialize in writing articles on various topics and would like to write an original article for you to use on your website – this article will not be used anywhere else on the Internet.
In exchange all we ask is that we can have one or two links within the body of the article back to one of our sites. You can view a sample of the quality of our articles at [redacted].
If you are interested in having us write an article for your website please just let me know and we would be more than happy to have one written for you within two weeks.
If they’re so impressed with the quality of my information, what makes them think I need a post written by someone else? Isn’t it clear that I can write my own blog posts?
And if it’s my personal blog, what makes them think I’d welcome posts from others? Did they find any posts by others on my blog?
And yes, I do realize that they likely never even looked at my blog. That this is just a form of spam that’s likely to sent out to every blogger they can find contact info for.
The question I take away from this is: Are bloggers so desperate for content that they’ll let strangers do guest posts in exchange for a couple of links?
Needless to say, I’m not interested so I don’t think a response is necessary. No need to put my e-mail address in their spam list. (They had to use a contact form to contact me.)
In a way, they did write a blog post for me. This one.