A new (to me) spam type: the “let me write you a blog post”

June 26th, 2012

Something is going on here, but I’m not sure I can figure out what

from: Sarah Thompson sarahjthompson5@gmail.com

An idea for a blog post: Science and Design Behind Music Production

Hi ,

I’m getting in touch with you because I’m interested in writing an article for your blog. I came across your blog post laughingmeme.org while writing for a website on music production. During my research, I’ve found an increasing focus in terms of design as the tools and technology available today improve our ability to customize how create music and collaborate as musicians

Please let me know if you’d be interested in an article this topic. Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best,

Sarah

And then a bit earlier

from: Brianna Meiers briannameiers8@gmail.com

An idea for a blog post: Aesthetics of Learning

Hi Kellan,

I found the information on your blog http://laughingmeme.org/ insightful as I was scouring the web for research on historical topics that are relevant to issues in higher education today. One of the biggest hurdles in completing an enriching and useful college degree (especially with different organizations such as online schools bombarding students with options) has been the lack of innovation in learning today. I believe that for students today to truly retain useful knowledge, it’s important to design curriculums keeping in mind aesthetics and learning theory.

I’d love to write a post for you that perhaps blends this topic with something deeper you are interested in for your blog. What do you think? Thanks, and I really look forward to hearing from you.

Best,

Brianna

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6 Responses to “A new (to me) spam type: the “let me write you a blog post””

  1. goto80 says:

    I’ve been getting several of these the past few weeks too. I’ve eve replied to them, but nothing has happened. Can’t really figure it out either. Maybe there is an ultra-evil virus inside the words! Yeah. That must be it.

  2. Nils says:

    Class project?

  3. Nelson says:

    I’ve written back and asked them how much they were going to pay me to run their ad, but I’ve yet to get a firm offer.

  4. epc says:

    My dog’s blog gets these as well. My guess is it’s an attempt to seed sites with SEO content by using flattery as a bribe (ooh, someone wants to write for MY blog?)

  5. Yup, I’ve gotten a few of these as well. If you check out the site they’re talking about, it’s clearly a content farm, although a pretty subtle one. I’m pretty sure what they want to do is write a post that links to them and then get you to post it on your blog. That gives them inbound links, SEO juice, and general credibility. That’s my best guess, anyway.

  6. John Furrier says:

    yes epc and jason are correct..it’s a backlink scam.. I get it all the time for my blog