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Friday, August 13, 2010

Hey, This Blog Won An Award!!!

I don't know what to make of this, or how much significance this has, but I received an e-mail saying that this blog won an award.

One Madison Evans of onlineschools dot org sent this e-mail to me this afternoon (in part):

"Dear James Anama,

Congratulations! Madison here, representing the #1 resource for learning. Your blog, Topps Baseball Card Blog (already they screw up the name, leading me to think how credible this is), was determined to be one of the best blogs to learn about your topic, and has received our 2010 Top Baseball Card Collecting Blogs award!

Winners were chosen through a scoring system led by internet nominations, which came from your reading base...

If you choose to accept or decline the award, please let me know.

Again, Congratulations, and I hope to see your badge soon!

Cheers,
Madison Evans"

So I went onto the site it had in the e-mail, which I'm not going to link here, and it had listed my blog, and a lot of other popular sports card blogs as well, about fifty or so of them. Now, the reason why I'm questioning the validity of this "award" is that it includes sites that are no longer active, and there was even one site on there that even I have never heard of, was never part of the big Sports Card Blogroll, and only had six posts...total on it, the last one written in February of this year.

But regardless of what I think, the badges are there, and the letter did say that I am an award winner. So I think I'll pick one to add onto the blog, just for laughs.

Sincerely,

JayBee Anama

P.S. If anybody wants to comment on this, especially if you're one of the other "award winners," let me know what you think about all of this. You all would have gotten an e-mail similar to what I received today. jba

12 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

yeah, it's a scam... the badges have codes written in to take viewers to their website.

I replied to our friend Madison yesterday, but still have not heard back....

dayf said...

I'm an award winner too... I 'm waaaay too paranoid to click on random links in e-mails sent from people I don't know so I just flushed the e-mail.

Sooz said...

Oh, i got this too! I thought I was special. :(

night owl said...

I got it and was suspicious immediately. It went in the spam-a-lator.

Collective Troll said...

Like Sooz, I thought I was special... At least I am in good company!

BASEBALL DAD said...

I knew my blog wasn't really that great, so I just kind of ignored it.I did check out the list of "winners",most are excellent sites. If they don't get enough response there will probably another list later !

Mark's Ephemera said...

Yeah, I just saw that I got the award. I did note that Beardy/Mojo didn't get it.

Was that too snarky? No.

Ben Hughes said...

Yep, I've got those before too. I wouldn't put it on your blog if I was you.

Bo said...

yeah i got that email...

Joe S. said...

I got the email... immediately deleted. Not sure how much harm could REALLY be caused, though, unless it's some sort of virus.

Cardboard Icons said...

I, too, was bestowed with this "honor," and opted out when I determined that the link went to some random-ass web site. Boo.

Jay said...

Its spam..

If you receive an email claiming you won the lottery in Chile don't be surprised.