Categories
Writing and Publishing

By the Numbers

Being a numbers guy, I want to share some stats about this blog: 3 years, 1 month: the amount time I’ve been blogging 457: the number of posts 123,300: the number of words written (enough for a decent sized book) 1,272: average number of posts viewed per week (the most was 2,954) 14,718: the number […]

Categories
Writing and Publishing

More News Than You Can Use

A few months ago, I blogged about the various random press releases that I receive each day. In that post, I committed the faux pas of labeling them all as spam — and was quickly chastised for making a sweeping overstatement that was not entirely correct. In this, I was reminded that spam is in […]

Categories
Call Center Articles

Harvesting Data From Websites

I’m used to people harvesting contact information from my websites to send me messages, most of which are span. I have a dozen or so sites, with each containing links to many of the others. So it not uncommon for them to harvest an email from one site, jump to the next to harvest a […]

Categories
Writing and Publishing

Misdirected Press Releases Seem A Lot Like Spam

After yesterday’s column mentioning press releases that were poorly targeted, I made a list of the headlines sent my way recently. None of them have anything to do with what my magazines cover. Even though the summer months are light for news submissions, I still received quite a few. For some of them I am […]