A while ago I gave a little shout-out for a guest post or two.
What I should have said was that I wanted a guest pot or two from amongst my readers.
As it happened, this is what happened. The Blocked Dwarf and Nisakiman rose to the challenge and that was fine and dandy. I think the exercise was worth while and I still do, so if anyone else fancies a go………?
Isn’t there always a BUT?
I have been plagued lately by emails offering guest posts from total strangers. Now I don’t mind the odd email or two but there seems to be some common characteristics amongst the professional lot…
They always start along the line of “I have read your excellent blog and was wondering if you would like me to submit… blah blah”. They promise they they will write in a style appropriate to my normal style and content, and here’s the first rub. I am not exactly enamored with the Church of Health yet most of them seem to want to write about – you’ve guessed it – fucking health.
This morning I got yet another mail going on about “ways technology is improving your health” and it demonstrates another feature of these peple: they don’t fucking give up. They can’t take silence as a gentle hint but persist in “following up on their previous emails”. This morning’s one is the third reminder I have had from one person just giving me a fucking gentle reminder.
Another one who has been filling my spam folder wants to write about “the high energy person that loves staying healthy and going on adventures” and is offering “some nice ideas for your audience“. This yonk has been sending me repeated mails without apparently being able to take a hint either. He even has the fucking nerve to write “I’m sure you’re busy, but if you could respond to my email below, I would be forever thankful” Listen fuckface: if I’m too fucking busy to reply to your first mail then I am even less likely to respond to the rest, especially as you can’t even stick in a “please”.
I could write to them all, but for all I know they are just harvesting email addresses, and anyway, why the fuck should I? They wrote to me. I am not obliged to respond and silence should be a sufficient answer.
So Chris and Julia and all the rest of you fucking dickheads who fancy writing in my style but obviously can’t [seeing as I am unique!], why don’t you just start your own fucking sites and see how you get on.
Go take a healthy hike.