Too many people getting in touch with you from your blog?
Too many frivolousness communications* [sic]?
Well, Mark W Beech has stumbled upon the answer in his brilliantly entitled post, Teach me a lesson:
Make people buy you stuff if they want to get in touch!
I have set up the “contact me” page on this site to include an Amazon wish list full of Very Short Introduction books on all manner of subjects, and encourage people wanting to contact me to buy me one of those books and send me their message as a gift note.
And yes, true to his word, there follows a list of 182 books, each costing about £5.
Yep – that should certainly cut down on the number of “frivolousness communications” he receives.
But that’s not the best bit.
I have – admittedly briefly – scanned his blog back to January 2006 and done some rudimentary calculations and it would appear that his site has garnered a whole 3 (three) comments in that 2 year period.
And two of them were from him.
I think that if I were to teach Mark a lesson, it would most likely be to not start building that bookshelf just yet.
Please take the time to give him a comment (that bit is still free) and tell him you saw him here.
* 6000 miles welcomes “frivolousness communications”