A Peek at the Inbox of an Influential Blogger with A Loyal Following

Lishevita of Israeli Sababa told me that she gets a lot of hate mail. (You can now go and leave her a friendly comment.) I don’t believe I’ve gotten even one such letter, unless you count the email and comments from Megeirot followers. But in the interest of light-hearted distraction, I’ll share some emails I’ve received since I’ve started blogging.

Note: I only promote causes that I feel are of special interest to my readers, after confirming their legitimacy from a trusted outside source. But I still feel guilty for not publicizing some of the charitable causes.

Subject: A question about your site
Message: I visited your site at http://www.templeemanuelmd.org/ and thought of dropping you a line 🙂 It would be nice if you could review our Free Passover Ecards . . .

Subject: Would you let your readers know how the Undie Awards will raise money for cervical cancer education?
Message: Something as simple as voting for your favorite underwear can contribute to the awareness and research of preventing cervical cancer.

Subject: [Humanitarian Cause that is no fan of Israel]
Message: . . . I would be grateful if you could blog about this very important subject, it would help many people. Please let me know if you are able to help and send me the link to your post. Thanks so much.

Subject: Following up on my last email
Message: I wanted to reach out to you again to follow up on my email from last week because I really need your help to spread the word [about Humanitarian Cause].

Subject: [Humanitarian Cause II]
Message: [Explanation of HCII and its opportunity to raise money.] Because your blog, A Mother in Israel, has a loyal following, I thought this would be an issue you would want to share with your readers.

Subject: Almost out of time to help
Message: I just wanted to follow up on the email I sent you last week. My organization, [Humanitarian Cause II] . . .

Subject:
Interested in a review on http://mominisrael.blogspot.com
Message: I’m the webmaster of http://www.pinhole-glasses dot com
I wanted to know if by any chance you would be interested in doing an unbiased review of our site http://www.pinhole-glasses dot com on your blog http://amotherinisrael.com/
If you agree you can choose between receiving a product sample or receiving a payment.
If you choose the product sample instead of the payment the sample is yours to keep and you don’t need to send it back.

Subject: Hi! For your consideration, [book title] a dark comedy by [author]
Message: Dear health and fitness blogger, [!!!]
[Description of a bizarrely plotted book, by a journalism professor.]
Please let me know if you are interested in a review copy of the book. You are one of the very first reviewers we are approaching about reading [title], which will be available for purchase by the general public in December 2008.
I’ve taken the liberty of attaching a sample chapter and press release.
The sample chapter included so many cliches and redundancies that I brought it to our writing class to critique.

Subject: Following up on my previous emails
Message: I wanted to try one last time to follow up with you on my previous two emails. [More about Humanitarian Cause]

Subject: Following up on my Veterans Day email
Message: I sent you an email on Veteran’s Day asking if you would blog about [Humanitarian Cause]. I never heard back and wasn’t sure you had actually received it.

Subject: Link Exchange
Message: I am the webmaster of the www.oleolefootball.com site. I saw your webpage
http://amotherinisrael.com/ and have a Proposal for link exchange.
There’s your link-you owe me.

Subject: Following up on my last email
Message: I sent you an email on Veteran’s Day and followed up a few days later asking if you would blog about [Humanitarian Cause]. I know how email can be, and I wasn’t sure you had received my previous messages.

Subject: Happy holidays from [Noble Cause]
Message: I hope you’re doing well this holiday season. [Noble Cause] had an amazing 2008 but we could really use your help right now. I was hoping you might be able to post something about [Noble Cause] on A Mother in Israel to share with your readers.

Subject: Following up on my previous email
Message: I hope you’re doing well this holiday season. I wanted to reach out to you again as our server here at [Noble Cause] has been acting funky and I wasn’t sure if you had received my first email.

Subject: Link Exchange
Message: I was just viewing your website and thought we could do a link exchange. I have a website that sells [Brand] Restaurant Equipment.
I took a look at this website. Now I imagine that a higher than average percentage of my readers have large families, but I doubt many of you are in the market for a $900 food processor.

Subject: Following up on my previous emails
Message: Happy New Year! I know how crazy it can get during the holidays, but I wanted to reach out to you once more to see if you had received my previous emails. [Noble Cause] had an amazing 2008 but we could really use your help right now.

Subject: Pet photo contest at [my pet photography website]
Message: I’m writing to let you and your readers know about a photo contest that’s going on over at [my pet photography website]. There’s a daily prize of $25 and a weekly prize of $125, totaling $300-a-week for the cutest pet photos (voted by users).
Apologies to Baila and other pet owners for withholding this information.

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Comments

  1. Thanks for the welcome and entertaining diversion!

  2. My favorite was http://www.pinhole-glasses dot com.

  3. This was really funny. And your apology is accepted…you know Ozzy would totally win any pet photo contest.
    I’m off to find the site; there is money to be made!

  4. mother in israel says:

    You’re welcome, Debbie.
    Leora, did you look at the site?
    Baila, good luck!

  5. I just did. Pinhole glasses, eh? Only $19.99. Maybe I should buy my father a pair.
    I keep think of “pinhead.”

  6. Wow! That kind of makes me glad no one reads my blog. At least this way I don’t have salesmen pitching their stuff at me to pass along.

  7. mother in israel says:

    Leora, I guess they may be useful for some, if you don’t need to see at night.
    KimWW, you can take comfort in that thought. Thanks for visiting.

  8. I once got hate comments from a vegan for mentioning that I used egg in something.

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