Spammers: Take a lesson from this.

Bloggers: Are you tired of unimaginative, ineffective, cookie-cutter spam ads in your inbox? Do you wish somebody would at least look at your damned blog before gracing you with an incoherent block of cut/n/pasted text half-assedly trying to sell you on the idea of turning your baby into a vehicle for somebody else’s product, for somebody else’s profit?

Well, complain no more! I actually got a spam letter this morning that I’m going to favorably respond to! Not because I endorse the product line necessarily – matter of taste, really – but just because somebody gave the appearance of having done a bare minimum of market research: Somebody read the damned blog and saw that the overall flavor fit with what they were trying to do and that I had (favorably!*) mentioned a similar product, and then sent me a pitch. And before my second coffee (and stuck for a morning post) I decided I mildly agreed.

If I get an automated follow-up spam in a week I’ll know that I overestimated whoever runs this business and fell for a spambot with better than normal grammar and market targeting.

Take note, spammers! I’m actually responding to an intrusion with something other than ridicule:

Being older than 16 I’m not really into slogan t-shirts but that’s a matter of taste and not everyone agrees with mine. So if you like that sort of thing check out Libertas Bella and see what you think.

*I have gotten similar pitches for products just like things I *mocked.*

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3 Responses to Spammers: Take a lesson from this.

  1. TK421a says:

    The tee-shirt slogans are cool and I would order a few, but now that I’m a little older my style is more grey-man than anything. With everything going on these days, I’m not one for standing out in the crowd.

  2. Jim Price says:

    I certainly like some of their shirts, but I’m one of those who never advertise or display anything on my shirts. I go so far as to take the little tags off of Carhartt T-shirts.

  3. John says:

    Low profile sort here too. Fun stuff at the site though. The “1984 wasn’t supposed to be an instruction book.” coffee mug is very tempting…

To the stake with the heretic!