I am Spam. Spam I Am.
Well this has never happened before.
Subject line: diabetes
Email: rid myself from insulin lowered glucose from 600 mg/dl to avg of 69 mg/dl to118 mg/dl with an A1C reading from11.8 to 5.8 in 190 days check it out [name and URL redacted] doesn't cost a thing...hard to believe but that's life....
Fantastic. Another spam peddler. But I'm not looking for a war this morning, so I just filed it into the email folder called "Spamtastic" and proceeded to check my other new messages.
Subject line: sorry
Email: I email you before I read your blog sorry that you have a difficult life with diabetes 1 and am sorry I tried to help by referring a wed site to you as you stated "don't e-mail you with snake oils" it's just that somewhere somplace there is help for us for me it's the referral, Your so positive please stay that way and keep helping others as i shall. Sorry for imposing on you
Wait, what? An apologetic spammer? They read the How to Pitch to Bloggers post and the one about snake oil? And they admitted that they spam people for the referral bonus? Someone who is sorry that they imposed? And bothered to email me to follow up?
This is a milestone. I'm not sure what kind, but it's definitely never happened to me before. Are we getting through to these people? Are our raised voices actually being heard?