It’s been an interesting week. Interesting in a kind of “seriously wth is wrong with people” kind of way. I’m sure you’ve had those kinds of weeks, right? (Just say right.)
I’ve been noticing that there is a lot of “sense of entitlement” going on lately and that a lot of it has been rearing its ugly head in my email inboxes. It’s gotten to the point where, when I say, “No, I’m sorry, I’m not interested in your pitch, because I don’t think it would be a good fit for my readers”, I get an ugly response back. Really?! You send me a form letter with two different article pitches and the only thing you change is the article title and you don’t even sign the email with your name and yet you expect me to bend over backwards to accommodate your guest request and not notice that your account is a fake one just so you can get a link back?! REALLY?!?!
Yes, I realize this rant makes me look like a true social media geek. Hush.
The point is that I am happy to work with people who have at least the decency to sign their name and spell words out instead of using abbreviations and street slang in their emails. If you’re an SEO company trying to build back links for your clients, I get that. I’ve ghost-written more articles than I can even count and I understand what you’re trying to do. And I’m happy to help you if your article is well-written and a good fit. BUT, you’re asking to put something on my blog so at least have the decency and the respect to NOT SEND ME AN UNSIGNED FORM LETTER – TWICE! – AND UNSIGNED FORM FOLLOW-UP LETTER – TWICE!! – and then get all up in my face when I call you on it. I owe you nothing. Nothing. Zip, zero, zilch, nada, not one thing.
I should be a hermit. Or hermitess as the case may be.
And to clarify, this is not related to my most-amazing-job-ever. Just in case you were wondering. Or you’re my boss and you’re reading this. Ha.