Blog comment spam is one thing, but when you get an email like:
I’ve been reading Cogdogblog and I love the work you are putting out.
My name is Xxxxx xxxxxx. I work with Xxxx XXXXX Xxxx in Xxxxxx, Xxxxx.
I would love the opportunity to chat with you about potential partnership opportunities. We are always looking for new ways to raise awareness and engage new audiences. This could be a great way for us to come together to spread the word about issues we both care about.
It ought to seem genuine. Wow, this person is a long time blog reader? Wow, they are with some cool company in Xxxxxx. Might be my big breal!
Hold the bus!
The writer’s job title is something like “Viral Media Outreach”. Makes me a bit suspicious… Hmm… And yeah, I del.icio.us tagged something from the same outfit just 4 days ago. Is that how long they’ve been CDB readers?
I could be totally wrong and eat crow, but you gott squint at the stuff between and under the lines.
The post "Shouldn’t I Be More Suspicious?" was originally squeezed out of the bottom of an old rusted tube of toothpaste at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/03/suspicious/) on March 2, 2007.