Yesterday, I published a post about the vagaries of Internet marketing emails. It was supposed to be humourous, and ironic in tone. Many of you enjoyed it, and also commented too. For that, I am most grateful.
And within moments of the post appearing, new followers were literally flooding in. That should be good news, shouldn’t it? But sadly, with a couple of notable exceptions, all these usually welcome new followers turned out to be Internet marketers. Yes, the same people I was ridiculing in that post were rushing to follow my blog, presumably hoping to get their link online via my comments section.
Maybe they didn’t understand the nature of my article? Perhaps they misunderstood the intention of it, or failed to grasp the intended sarcasm? After reading my thoughts, could it be that they thought what I really needed was to invest in gold ingots, or to employ them to market my own blog? Or would I really like to take up the offer to become an Internet marketing wizard; working from home, by the side of my Olympic-sized pool?
This just serves to magnify my woes referenced in yesterday’s post. Do none of these so-called ‘marketing experts’ understand English? Are their skins so thick that they can glide over my scorn, returning it with yet more spurious offers? Or are they just plain stupid?
I’m going with stupid.
Since posting this, I have had six more new followers. Care to guess what their blogs are about? It never ends… 🙂