When you have a blog, you get a LOT of e-mail. Several hundred messages a day are not uncommon and we get all kinds of things landing in our inbox. There’s e-mails from companies, from readers, and from potential sponsors. Proposals, spam, updates and all kinds of things. I’ve gotten some strange and unusual messages during my time hosting this site, but the strangest e-mail I’ve ever gotten by far came in this week. Here’s how it started…..
Hi there! I’m the Fairy Hobmother, spreading light and joy across the blogosphere with the help of talented bloggers like you!
Huh? What the Heck? I admit I almost hit delete without reading the rest. Then there was more….
I tracked down your blog today and I though that you deserved a little something special in your inbox in recognition of your blogging efforts. I’m delighted to say that I’d like to send you a gift in the form of a $50 voucher for Amazon to do with as you please.
Hmmm… OK. Is this too good to be true? Most of the inquiries I get are folks wanting something from me, not to give me a gift — of this value for no particular reason. I was a little suspicious, so I did some checking around with some blogging buds and searches, and was surprised that this could be a legit thing, and that he was giving me this gift. This is all he wanted in return.
All that I’d ask is that you mention a little bit about me and my mission in one of your regular blog posts. I don’t need a whole article, just a small note, and as an added bonus if any other bloggers comment on the post I may well be getting in touch with them too!
He also asked that I mention that his fairy overlords reside here and that they enable him to keep up this mysterious mission.
The Fairy Hobmother did indeed deliver their gift as promised, and this mom is using it for an Amazon prime subscription for my new Kindle Fire. If you’re a blogger, you’ll also want to believe in the Fairy Hobmother and hope they pay you a visit. They did say commenting below will help increase your odds of getting a mystery e-mail too!