Sorry, bad day. How is everyone?
For fuck sake, we had one today that wanted us to promote a product that clearly was trying to compete with us, just because our blog talks about the subject matter.
Like no shit, this is a company/product blog. idiot.
There is a special hell for the type of people that write in to owners of websites in order to ask if they accepy a "guest post" in which they can spam their own semi-related product.
- often completely unaware of what your website is actually about
- nobody who reads your blog would be interested in the topic
- it's always worded as a great collaboration or opportunity
- it's just an SEO parasite
Really resonating with this article:
"tech brain is a sort of constant willful reductionism: an addiction to easy answers combined with a wholesale cultural resistance to any kind of complexity. most of the time it manifests in ways ranging from the annoying but mostly innocuous […] to the industrywide tendency toward band-aid solutions for everything from faulty code to company culture to society itself)"