>Gotten an e-mail like this?

Subject: Your Blog Featured at a___-p___-w___ . co . uk

Mar 6

Hello,
This is S_____ from a___-p___-w___ . co . uk.
We stumbled on your blog and found it quite interesting! We operate the largest A___ P___ W___ website featuring more than 30,000 blogs. Our site averages 200,000 uniques visitors per month. As a kind note We have featured your blog at _____. We would be grateful if you could add the following details to your blogroll.

Looking forward for your confirmation.
Thanks
S____

If so what do you do?

My first impulse is to delete them, obviously I didn’t. In fact I even put a button from one site on my book blog. BizyMom’s or something, which kind of bothers me since I’m not a mom, but then, they didn’t ask me if I was.

Back to this question, my second impulse was to click on the link, which the little voice in my head said, “Don’t! Viruses!” I clicked on it, my computer hasn’t exploded yet. Maybe it will later, maybe its on of those dormant viruses. My blog is their featured blog, but I don’t know why, it also has the lowest rating of all the blogs listed there.

This is like when you get those address labels in the mail, and then the sender asks you to send them money. At the risk of revealing to the whole world, or at least 35 followers, that I am a bitch horrible person, I never send money. Legally I don’t have to, and personally I don’t the feeling like I am being coerced. Maybe its my history with abusive relationships, but it just sets my teeth on edge to get that feeling. I also don’t use address labels, if I mail something, I have an address stamp. Besides, I don’t send letters, I don’t even mail my bills, I do it all online.

Bottom line is as soon as I post this I am deleting this e-mail and I am not putting the link up on my blog roll. Just stubborn is me.

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