Sloppy bloggers yesterday, foolish ones today

Back in February, a blogger wrote to me and asked for a link to a post she wrote on barefoot running, a topic I’ve done a lot of work on. Although her inquiry was quite earnest and personal (much less spammy than most others in this category), her article didn’t come anywhere close to the quality of content I would choose to recommend to my readers. My reply wasn’t rude, but it was a stern and clear rejection. I thought it sucked, and surely that was clear from the tone of my reply.

But she is tone deaf! Today — many weeks later! — she wrote back:

Sorry to hear. Would you be happy for me to write a unique guest post for your site instead?

What is wrong with people?