New ideas always tend to be controversial, and I have to say this is a new one on me. While it's not something that I would be doing, oddly enough I can see this being effective in the short term. A lot of players will assume that you would have something worthwhile to be playing out of position. Some players may just be playing too many tables nad not paying enought attention. Additionally, these small "donk bets" might make it seem as if you are begging for action. In the long term I would think that when players hit the flop and see you fold to a raise or, heaven forbid, to take you to showdown and see that you're firing with nothing, they will begin to look you up with increasing frequency. Then you're gonna have to put this move on the shelf.
I liken this to another move that I've been seeing recently, which is players raising and even shoving from UTG with absolute garbage to steal the blinds. With it being widely accepted that no player should every raise from early position with less than a premium hand, it is assumed that this player must be holding a monster. Nobody else seemed to have noticed that this guy had made the same play the last three rotations. When reraised these guys often fold and when you call their shove you might find them holding something like J-6 offsuit.
While I'm not advocating tossing aside time tested and proven strategies, sometimes we do need to close the book and utilize "unorthodox" strategies to be successful. I'm not too sure about this one in particular. I'm not saying I'm a a poker super genius, but I don't think you would get this move past me too many times. But if it works for you, knock yourself out. My advice to you would be to keep plan B on standby. Once this strategy is exposed, the other players at the table are gonna jump all over you.