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Points for persistence, not for reading comprehension

Some spam I got this week:

Dear Editor,

My name is Jess and I’m a writer at (nope). I was doing research on straw bale gardening and just finished reading your wonderful blog post:

In that article, I noticed that you cited a solid post that I’ve read in the past:

I just finished writing a guide that is even more detailed, updated and comprehensive on how to start a straw bale garden in 30 days. It is over 10,000 words and includes many practical tips and advice. You can find it here: (nope)

If you like the guide we’d be humbled if you cited us in your article. Of course, we will also share your article with our 50k newsletter subscribers and followers across our social platforms.

Either way, keep up the great work!


The “wonderful blog post” in question; my bookmarks page, which, not surprisingly, is just a list of bookmarks. And the strawbuilding “page”? It’s a website, not a page, and it’s for building houses with strawbale insulation and/or structural elements, not using them as a foundation for a garden.

So, sorry “Jess”, I don’t think I’ll be replying to your keyword-search solicitation.