I get quite a lot of private emails about me and my site.
I told you about Irena and her desperate attempts to get to know me better.
I get quite a few like that. Some of them want to have my babies, which is fine too, except that they refuse to sign any waver for child support, and I also have to keep it quiet from Herself.
I have received quite a few looking for some kind of product endorsement. These are weird ones, as they usually offer to send me something strange to endorse. I have had offers of strange sunglasses and also of some kind of card collecting racket. I bin them. No one want me to endorse a new pipe tobacco or whiskey, I notice?
I also get a lot of requests for link exchanges.
Some of the link exchange requests come from company sites or from on line gambling sites. They usually get a response from me. I send them a nice email with a virulent virus attached.
I also get requests from other bloggers, and this is where life gets tricky.
My problem is that if I linked to every blogger who wrote to me, I would end up with more links than blog, which would mean that my site would become a directory, and I wouldn’t be able to ramble on it.
Very rarely though, I get a mail about a blog that is different. I got one of those this morning.
He did everything right. He praised my writing to the point of embarrassment; he linked to his blog and most important – he deposited €100 in my PayPal account.
I had a look at Irish Begrudger, and I can confidently say that he is certifiable. I would go so far as to say he is Grade A Insane.
I think I recognise the style.
Didn’t we share adjacent padded cells once?