Is the murky world of internet marketing making me paranoid?

Is the murky world of internet marketing making me paranoid? Or does anyone else share my scepticism about this e-mail? I’ve edited out the name in case I’m wrong but the enclosed web address & twitter feed has no content on it.

Good day Mark!

I hope this email finds you well.

My name is [x], an aspiring writer. I’ve been working on sharpening my skills for about 3 years now and having my work published online has been most helpful.

I would like to inquire if you accept contributions on markcarrigan.net from guest authors? It would be an excellent opportunity to contribute an interesting piece that will bring value to both your site and your readers.

Do check out some of my published works on Techie Doodlers and my personal blog. Any feedback about my writing would be awesome!

Please let me know if you are interested. I am more than happy to send a couple of topic pitches or start writing my piece right away.

Thanks and here’s hoping I hear back from you soon!