One of the more refined forms of spam I receive is the automated guest blogging inquiry, in which a spambot attempts to appear familiar with my blog’s topics and sincere in offering useful guest content. The best in at least a year:
I read the blog post a transit manager on driverless cars on your blog http://www.humantransit.org/2013/01/a-transit-manager-on-driverless-cars-guest-post-by-ron-kilcoyne.html and loved reading it. I know you’re a busy person, so I’ll keep this brief.
I wanted to reach out to see if you would allow me to do a guest post. My initial thought is writing about “Maintaining a Dependable Fleet of Forklifts”, but if you have a better idea, I’m open to it!
You can reach me any time via email: [omitted], I look forward to your thoughts
Warmest regards, [female name]
Something like this arrives about once a day, but rarely does its ignorance of my content reach toward the sublime. May all this spambot’s forklifts be as dependable as her spam.