Saturday, May 24, 2008

I Have Been Blogged!

blogged rating 8.0

The other day I had an email which I thought looked a little suspicious. The sender had a name similar to those behind a lot of the spam I get into my Gmail account, advertising extensions of the male organ, replica watches and Viagra. The reason they find my email account is of course the fact that I use my first name, which is a very common Swedish name, and a two-digit number. So the machines generating possible addresses will always find accounts like mine. I delete spam every day. (No offence to the email author intended.)

The email said -

Dear Fruits of My Mind author,

Our editors recently reviewed your blog and have given it an 8.0 score out of (10) in the Personal Blogs category of This is quite an achievement! We evaluated your blog based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style. After carefully reviewing each of these criteria, your site was given its 8.0 score.

Can this be right, I thought. Google! That's what I did, and found that it was indeed a genuine company in California, much like Technorati and others. It was not a trick to make me go to a website that would infect my computer, or at least try to. I have all the latest up-to-date protection possible, so I am not worried really. Only one little problem; the description of my blog was obviously someone else's. It looked like I was some sort of Christian fanatic, and I left the church in 1973! So I emailed back and pointed this out. Believe it or not, but I got an answer within two days that it had been corrected. Boy, was I surprised! Somebody had actually read my blog, bothered to answer and corrected the mistake. Only one thing for them to sort out now, the tags mentioned are completely wrong. I bet I will get an email tomorrow saying they've done it already!

I have been rather busy lately and not had time to read my regular blogs (sorry!) and not blogged myself either. And it's getting worse; I will be off to Sweden for two weeks on Monday to attend a nephew's wedding and a niece's school graduation party, which is a very BIG THING in Sweden. It's tough, but I have to party for two weeks! ;-) See you all later. There might even be pictures when I return.


Eric Valentine said...

Well regardless Swen, your blog is an 8 in my book my friend. :)

Have a great time whilst you're in Sweden. :)

Diane Mandy said...

Enjoy Sweden!

CanadianSwiss said...

What a tough life indeed- 2 weeks of partying - but someone's gotta do it, right? ;)

See you when you're back!

1st Lady said...

Must be nearly time for your return! Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Well done with the 8 out of 10!

swenglishexpat said...

Eric, Diane, CS and 1st Lady - Sorry for the delay, but thank you all!