Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Beautiful Trophy Press



For the last year or so I've been getting what I thought was spam from Orbit.com.

Today I decided that the spam was annoying me so I clicked on it to find out how to unsubscribe.

What I learned by actually reading the subject heading properly is that it wasn't Orbit.com but actually Obit.com and it's a newsletter about Obituaries and fiction/non-fiction about Death. See the description:

What defines an important life? Obit Magazine provides coverage on how the loss of a person, a place, an object or an idea presents an opportunity for examination and discussion. Obit is a forum for ideas and opinions about life, death, and transition with a voice that is truly unique. You are welcome to link directly to this article and share it with as many people that you wish. Please register and leave a comment. We are interested in your point of view and would like to share it with our readers.

I unsubscribed.

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This might actually be the lamest poetry/blog scam I've heard of. For $200 dollars you can "win" a beautiful trophy. Come & get it:

Got a minute? If so, we would like to tell you about the Chapeau Blog Awards.

We believe the art of blogging is truly ground-breaking and without a doubt bloggers, like you, have changed the way information is disseminated.

Your contribution is why we designed the Chapeau Blog Awards. We think it's time to start rewarding accomplished bloggers, much like other award programs award the best in website content and design.

We invite you to visit us at www.ChapeauBlogAwards.Com to find out more information about our charter.

If you don't want to receive further communications from the Chapeau Blog Awards, please reply to this email and let us know.

If you do, please look for further communications about our Call for Entries and early bird pricing that extends through November.

Those who win will receive the following:
- Recognition as one of the most brilliant blogs in the world
- A beautiful award trophy
- Tools to promote their win including:
-- Sample press release
-- Logos & Site Awards Buttons
- Chapeau Blog Awards online Gala tickets

Please let us know if you have any questions about the Chapeau Blog Awards.

Sincerely,
The Chapeau Blog Awards

P.S. Be sure to check back as we start reviewing blog sites to
highlight blogging best practices.
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1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thank you for your interest in the Chapeau Blog Awards.

It is indeed our inaugural year, and we knew that bloggers, like you, would question our price and motives. However, it doesn’t derail us from our charter to recognize the best blogs in the world, because like bloggers we are future thinkers, too. Who knew that a few years ago a web log would turn into a mainstream source of news and information.
The entry fee simply covers costs to promote and award the winners, who receive the following:
- Recognition as one of the most brilliant blogs in the world
- A beautiful award trophy
- Tools to promote their win including:
-- Sample press release
-- Logos & Site Awards Buttons
- Chapeau Blog Awards online Gala tickets

Please let us know if you have further questions, or feel free to start your entry process here:
http://www.chapeaublogawards.com/entry-form.php

Thanks,
Cheryl