Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hmmm...A Partnership?

I opened my email just a few minutes ago and this is what I found:


My name is Halley, and given the focus of your blog I am reaching out to see if you would be interested in a partnership with our company, StudyPoint ( We specialize in tutoring K-12 students, and after looking at your site I think that we could both benefit from working together.

Please let me know if you have any questions, and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Kind Regards,

I answered with a "No thanks", but what I really wanted to say was:
"Really?!  What part of my FOUR blogs makes you believe that we would have a beneficial relationship?  The blog about shooting/gun handling?  I didn't realize they taught that in K-12 education any more.  The blog about horses/trail riding?  Dang, where was that taught in my K-12 curriculum?  I obviously went to the wrong school.  The fictional blog, where I posted my NaNoWriMo stuff?  Not sure at all how that would be beneficial to partner with a site that specializes in tutoring students.  That leaves this blog, and where on earth do I give the impression (other than the fact that I work for a career college) that it is at all an educational blog?
"Oh, people get an education by visiting this blog, but not the kind that can be tutored for.  We learn about important things like trichophobia and how far over the speed limit I drive running the canyon in Ripley."
Instead of randomly picking a blog to "partner with", it might be a good idea to actually read the blog.  Just a thought.


Beth Zimmerman said...

I get those all the time and I would just like to say ... AMEN!

The Minute Man's Wife said...

Oh Halley!! Yeah... Isn't that the same guy that owns a bridge in Brooklyn??

It's times like these I wish I could send an angry swarm of bees electronically!

Rachel said...

Actually, it's legit. I got an email from Halley, and a response. They'll give $50 if you do an UNDISCLOSED link without mentioning their company or their services. They specifically mention that it is not bound by sponsored post rules because you aren't using their name. It's right in the grey area of the FCC rules.

I politely said No Thanks, even though they have a decent rep. Sad.

Michelle Hoad said...

Someone asked me to do a review on green beans the other day. Seriously? Green Beans? Can't I get a request for something cool? The other one I got was for plus sized clothing. NOT happy about that one.

BK said...

BAHAHAHA I got that exact email!! She told me she'd pay me $20 (Rachel, why do you get more?! The injustice of it..) but I think it got buried in my inbox and I ignored it.