On Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 8:17 PM, Catherine Park
I am a business content writer and I chanced upon popehat.com. I must appreciate that the content of your website is par excellence and exceptionally useful.
I’ve been a blogger for about 10 years, with special interests in small, medium enterprise/business and outsourcing topics. Today I am a recognized expert in the subject, and over the years, have consistently contributed articles and blogs to top business related sites.
I am looking forward to attaching myself as a guest blogger to your site by contributing an article to popehat.com. I assure that the article will be highly informative and educative to your audience. While I am not looking at any monetary benefits, instead we could consider the possibility mentioning my site/resource just once within the article.
Do let me know if this sounds good and works for you – please review some of my recent work samples so you can analyse my writing skills, and once you confirm I can initiate writing an article for you right away.
Please review them and let me know your thoughts.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Content Writer & Editor.
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Catherine Park
I was wondering if you had a chance to read my previous email.
It’s about the request to consider me as guest blogger for popehat.com. The prospective article that would add immense value to your site and benefit the visitors on your website. I am sure you are aware that guest posting is a common practice for professional writers.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Content Writer & Editor.
On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 11:28 PM, Catherine Park
Hope you are doing well!
Guess my emails aren't reaching you. This is a gentle follow-up to check if you’d be interested in a relevant and prospective article for popehat.com that would add immense value and benefit your website visitors.
This is a guest post request, a common practice for professional writers. As I am well recognized and accepted guest blogger in business related topics, I can ensure that both you and your visitors will benefit from it.
Looking forward to hear back from you!
Content Writer & Editor.
On Aug 2, 2017 – 8:30PM, Ken At Popehat
Thank you for your inquiry, and for not giving up on us. In a perfect world we could respond to every kind offer immediately, and your guest post would already be in the home stretch towards publication. Regrettably we have many issues that consume our time — but now we are champing at the bit to hear what you can offer.
It appears that you write about business issues such as outsourcing. Do you think you could write about how to outsource a small business' response to a very specific but very formidable problem?
Very truly yours,
Catherine Park via linux-mum-outbound.webhostbox.net
12:23 AM (7 hours ago)
Thanks for your reply.
Yes sure I can write about the topic you suggested.
I will try to submit it as soon as possible.
Ken At Popehat
7:26 AM (1 minute ago)
We have a miscommunication! I haven't provided the exact subject yet! I wouldn't want you to write some sort of generic post. That's the sort of thing bogus SEO spammers do. And you're no spammer. You're the renowned author of "4 Hard Truths of Becoming An Entrepreneur!"
As I said, the topic we require is small business outsourcing of a specific problem. That problem . . . is ponies.
I apologize for raising such an earthy and unpleasant topic so early in our acquaintance, Catherine. It seems uncouth. And yet this is not a normal time. War strips away languorous decorum and thrusts people together quickly and violently and in an not entirely sanitary fashion. My grandparents met and were engaged within mere weeks and then my grandfather was off to fight in the Pacific before my grandmother could even fully grasp his intense hatred of pajamas or incomprehensible Boston accent. Civilizational struggles bid us cut straight to the heart of the matter.
And we are at war, Catherine. We do struggle for our very existence and the future ungrateful and perpetually whiny existence of our children. We are on a precipice between rosy prosperity and the sort of post-apocalyptic scenario that would make that zombie show look like a Disneyland parade only with worse plotting. The question is this ancient one: how is it moral to fight that war? Must every American small-business owner pick up a nail-studded board or a recoilless rifle or an unusually sharp fidget spinner themselves, or may they outsource — to be blunt, hire mercenaries?
By posing the question, Catherine, I do not mean to cast doubt on the patriotism or ethics of those mercenaries. Being a solider for hire is an honorable trade, whether in Dungeons & Dragons (except 4th edition) or in the modern geopolitical environment. Many of us thrive upon the smoke and heat of battle, the heedless shrieks of the wounded and dying, the stench of exposed bowel, nice uniforms, discipline, men of higher rank inspecting our trousers approvingly, and free access to explosives. The various liberal arts departments of modern universities are churning out graduates perfectly suited to be stomped to death in exchange for health benefits and a basket of free Keurig cups in the kitchen.
No, Catherine, the ethics in question are those of the business-owners. Do they have a moral obligation to fight their own wars against the ponies? Should they be able to vote, to participate in representative democracy, to deny parking spaces to part-time employees without personally serving in the Pony War? When we see the severed head of a pony on a spike outside our local sundries store — its eyes reflecting foreknowledge of its doom at the hands of a superior species, yet still somehow shining with defiance, colored with the peril we have not fully grasped — should we shop there comfortable that this small business owner has done her part? Or should we ask, "who took down this beast? Was it you, or someone of your hire? Did you fight, or did you pay? Where are your scars? Do you still carry that chocolate-covered bacon? What kind of sundries store threatens a restraining order? Why should I lower my voice?"
This concept — that full civil participation requires personal combat service — is not just for Heinlein books or anime subreddits any more. Every entrepreneur must face the existential quandary. Who am I? What is my essence? Do I provide goods and services, or do I hold the door against the dark, against the hooves and manes and they eyes, the dark dead pitiless eyes? Or do I try both? Can I have it all? Is there an app for dividing time between customer service and resisting ponies? Would it allow any "me" time? Can I even contemplate "me" time if I don't stand against the ponies, or would my "me" time be reduced to sitting alone with my shame, keening and dreaming of redeeming myself in some dire stable?
That, Catherine, is your brief. It is not an easy task. But these are not easy times. Fight the ponies with your pen, Catherine. When you lift it, you lift up all of us.
Very truly yours,
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