Occasionally I'll get what is essentially spam from people asking to post content on my website. I imagine most people with blogs get the same kind of thing. And I imagine most people usually just mark those emails as spam. I usually do.
Until I decided, hey, why not respond to one and see what happens?
from: Ryan Atkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> reply-to: Ryan Atkin <email@example.com> to: firstname.lastname@example.org date: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 6:52 AM subject: Quick question about content on your website robertswartwood.com
I hope you don't mind me contacting you today but I just have a few quick questions,
Would you be interested in sparking up a mutually beneficial relationship with me over some content submissions for your site?
We are basically looking to place a short and sweet 500 word article on your website, with a link pointing to a page on my clients website, followed by a payment for your effort.
Let me know if you are interested and we can get things moving.
Digital Outreach Agent
from: Robert Swartwood <email@example.com> to: Ryan Atkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> date: Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 2:24 PM subject: Re: Quick question about content on your website robertswartwood.com
I'm very interested. Do you pay in Bitcoins? I require Bitcoins.
After no response (and after I remembered I had even sent the email), I decided to try again:
from: Robert Swartwood <email@example.com> to: Ryan Atkin <firstname.lastname@example.org> date: Tue, Jan 6, 2015 at 3:45 PM subject: Re: Quick question about content on your website robertswartwood.com
I haven't heard from you since your first correspondence. I'm still very interested in having a short and sweet 500 word article on my website. Of course, I prefer payment in Bitcoins. Bitcoins or Pogs. Please let me know.
And, surprisingly, still new response.
But don't worry, people -- I will get that content.
And I will get those Bitcoins.
Hmm. Think I just came up with a new business idea.
Let me email Ryan about putting it on other people's websites.