First things first: I’m alive and I plan on uploading some real articles this week. The power supply for my desktop PC decided it was time to call it quits, leaving me with my laptop, but without Photoshop. My beer photos may only be pictures of beer on the counter, but I’ll be damned if I don’t at least make the lighting look better!
Last but certainly not least: In the last 30 days I received, no, was subjected to, 61 spam-filled comments on my website. I usually get a few spam comments each week, but this was on a completely different level. Rather than the typical “better your SEO” comments, these were pitching me things I’d never been pitched: custom sports jerseys, muscle soup (I don’t want to know what this is), things in Russian, things in Czech, things in Spanish, things poorly spelled out in English, porn, and finally, writing. Yes, writing. I even received a piece of spam from a “writer” (I use this term loosely) over at Buzzfeed. Apparently they’re branching out from clickbaiting and leaving spam on websites.
I don’t have a clear goal in posting all of this for you, I just wanted to share a glimpse of the madness also known as the internet. I hope summer has been kind to all of you out there! Rest assured I’ll have some fresh content for you this week, I promise. Also, fellow website and bloggers, what’s the weirdest spam you’ve gotten?
Until next time! Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got several more comments to reject…
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I don’t know about you guys, but after reading this I have a strong urge to buy bootleg jerseys from China. If you’re going to spam, at least be coherent. Good grief, Charlie Brown. These truly are dark times we’re living in.