[Removed] is having a tie up promotion with the bloggers to reward your loyal followers with an attractive discounts on any travel insurance that they buy through your website. We will provide a hyperlink for your website. It will also spike more traffic into your website. Please kindly revert if you are interested and I will be glad to follow you through this process.
Thank you and have a great day ahead.
[Name and email address removed]
So let’s count the problems with this email.
Dear Blogger? Do a mail merge and use my name at least.
‘… a tie up promotion with the bloggers’ is a seriously awkward phrase. Sounds a bit kinky, even.
‘… an attractive discounts’? Really? How did you get this job without a basic grasp of grammar?
How exactly will my linking to your website ‘spike more traffic into’ mine? I foresee the main beneficiary of a bunch of blogs linking to your site being your company.
What will I ‘revert’ to if I’m interested? A younger, more gullible self?
I’m honestly not sure how you can run this promotion if you intend to follow — not guide — me through the process of being a sucker and giving you an inbound link.
I’m too sleep deprived to even pretend to suffer fools gladly, so please come up with something more thought-out and I won’t make fun of you next time.
1½ cups plain flour
½ cup maize flour (cornmeal)
3 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
A sprinkle of cayenne pepper
1 cup mixed strong cheddar cheese and Parmesan, grated
1 spring onion, chopped
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Preheat your oven to 200°C (190°C fan). Sift the flours, baking powder, salt, and cayenne pepper into a large bowl. Add the cheese and spring onions. Mix the egg, milk, and vegetable oil in a separate bowl or measuring cup. Add it to the dry ingredients and mix with a fork. When it gets a bit annoying, switch to your hands, but don’t over-work it.
Sprinkle a little maize flour on your work surface and turn the dough out on it. I don’t have a suitable pastry cutter, so I pressed the dough into a rough circle about two cm thick and cut it into eight wedges. If you have a cutter, use it. Place them, a couple of centimetres apart, on some baking parchment, which is already on a baking tray.
I just watched Juno again last night. What a great film. However, I’m slightly concerned to realise that I still dress like an indie 16-year old. I’m not sure I will ever make the effort to change my everyday ‘style’, if you could call it that.