Today, I got an e-mail that perked me up a bit [comments in bold mine]:
Hi there - I'm emailing you to find out [zzzzZZZZZzzzz] if you'd be interested in reviewing one of our new silicone female toys [Wait.... what???] from Ladygasm.com [Ladygasm? Seriously, that's the name??] on your blog. My idea is this: I can send you a free Ladygasm Cici or comparable toy (you can Google it) [ you bet I did], and in exchange, you'd just write a review giving your honest thoughts about the toy, and of course somewhere in the article, link to our website or Amazon listings of the toys. [Of course!]
If this project goes smoothly [*snicker*], there are probably other ways we could work together as well [Mmmm...Hmmmm]. My goal is to let people know about our new brand while providing you with the opportunity to write interesting content for your site. Also, I could give you a personalized discount code to leave in the review (if you like the toy), so that your readers could enjoy the same toy and also save money.
So, just email me back and we can get started. I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
Uhm... well. So....
Naturally, my first inclination was to send it straight to the delete pile. When I googled it, I was referenced to a ton of video reviews that have been relatively recently uploaded, so it looks like this happy e-mailer has been busy "reaching out". I gotta say, it's probably not a bad marketing ploy. The country's had some rough economic times. People don't go out as much...
I mean, it's free... I'm sure I could handle a "review". And actually, Magnum and my anniversary is coming up shortly. Year 22.
Is that the year for silicone?