I got a weird phone call on my cell while I was out this afternoon, try to track down a decent deal on a tripod. It was someone from Toshiba, wanting to know if I ever resell hardware with my “TinyScreenfuls” software. (“Heh heh”, he chuckled “that’s a great name…”).
Imagine his surprise when I told him TinyScreenfuls is my blog, and just my blog. I don’t sell software (or hardware, or anything else for that matter).
I’m trying to imagine the set of events that led up to this call. I list my cell phone number on my blog, and have only had good experiences as a result. Opportunities that I would have otherwise missed. (OK, and a few weird questions :-)). So he must have gotten my number from the site.
So how did he look at my site, and get the idea that I sell anything?
Maybe my number was harvested by some bot, but if that were the case, I expect I’d be getting more spam calls. Maybe it’s from a card I handed out at a conference. I don’t know exactly what happened, but it made me scratch my head.
Whoever you are, if you’re reading this, drop me a line, and let me know the backstory. Don’t be embarrassed!