If you’re going to send out e-mails to bloggers saying “please link me” followed by “I really love your site”. . .

. . . it might be a good idea to add that blogger to your blogroll first.

Just a little hint for you.

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  1. I’m a bit annoyed that the URL he put in the mass-message had spaces in it. Plus, on top of that, I didn’t see an XML or RSS feed.


  2. O. F. Jay says:

    Traffic-attraction tip: Mass email people with a please link me AND make it so it’s wrong. Wow. Sweet justice that you didn’t link him in your post, eh James?

  3. John Lemon says:

    Sigh…unrequited love really sucks.

  4. bryan says:

    Man. I am so envious. I never get these please link me e-mails. The only ones I get are from girls named Jenny and Nigerian scam artists.

  5. Hoochie Coochie says:

    Gees Bryan, you’re unhappy that you’re getting letters from Jenny? I don’t even GET THAT!!

    Darn you. Darn you to heck.

  6. I don’t know which is more hilarious: my original impression, on reading James’ post, that some idiot had sent him a “please link me” note without linking *him,* or the revelation that this was a mass e-mail! Wow. Blogspam.

    This is, apparently, the only kind of spam I don’t get.

    (But I am finally getting fan mail. All I need is hate mail, and I’ll feel like I’m really playing in the big leagues . . .)