. . . everyone has one.
It’s one thing to email a person and say, “Hey – I’ve read your blog, I think we have common interests. Here’s the URL to my blog – come on over and take a look?” – – or something of that nature.
That’s fine. I like that, actually.
But – when someone takes it upon themselves to put you on their mailing list that mails out every single blog entry they ever make to my email address — I get a little annoyed.
There is no ‘opt out’ feature. There is no pre-emptive email that states “Hey, I have this mailing list – want to be on it?”. Nope. None of that.
There are currently about 10 people that do this to me. Most of them are political blogs and the posts get emailed to my Right Voices email address. This forces me to do one of two things:
1. Live with it.
2. Email them and say, “Why am I on your email list. If I want to read your entries, I’ll visit your blog”
#2 usually gets me some hate mail in return…
“..Well, we have common interests and you have a political blog, too. I thought you’d like to hear other opinions, rather than your own.”
Yes – that is why I read other blogs. Voluntarily. I don’t go around force feeding my blog posts down other people’s throats.
Is this spam? I mean, they’re not trying to sell me anything. Or get me to invest in anything. There’s no harm in it at all, really – except for my annoyance.
One of these blogs post about 10 times a day – – and I get all 10 posts in my email box, whether I wanted them, or not.
Maybe I should start grabbing emails off every blog I visit and assume that what I have to say on my blog is SO important to everyone else, that I’ll start mailing off my blog posts to them every single time I update. Then, I’ll get mad about it when they email me and tell me to piss off.
Sounds like a plan, Stan.