I just got blog spammed!
I got an interesting e mail, interesting in that none of you swine ever write me. It was an offer/ solicitation from a car company. They were saying how great alternative fuel cars were and as a responsible blogger I should do a piece about it on my blog. It was in all sense a form letter, except I think the writer mentioned my blog by name, and my real name (Kevin) which I keep as a very carefully guarded secret after spending a year working in a fraud department. Whoops, there it is... my name is Kevin. If the good people of Toyota know it, you might as well too.
There was also a caveat they dangled, the winning blogger entry had a chance at winning a Toyota ___ * (message blocked to keep me from being a total whore). I wish I had saved it, but I discarded it promptly before I got to thinking about its significance.
I have to admit, at first when I read the e mail I was flattered. I knew I had finally broke through to the masses with my message. After about 30 seconds later I realized I was a sucker of no consequence and deleted it.
So, I wonder... did any of you get this solicitation? We know that the ad game is hurting because us young males spend as much time on the internet and gaming as we do on TV. Certainly, the ad world needs to get creative. I can't help but feel a little used though. I want you to know, dear reader, that I would NEVER sell you out for anything less than... like... forty bucks.
* an interesting side note: in running a spell check on this piece through MS Word, I was repeatedly told that 'blogger' is not a word. Just so you know where we stand.