Looking at the Bright Side of Spam


Time and time again I am reminded that inspiration can come from the most unlikely places. Take for instance when you find money at the bottom of the washing machine. It’s like getting a reward for doing a chore. Or finding something you have been missing when sorting through a junk drawer. It’s like being reminded that even the most menial of tasks can pay off. A few months ago I made a real effort to start going through all of the hundreds of comments in my blog’s spam filter. There were a countless number of comments from Ugg Boots, Sports Jerseys, and Beats by Dre—delete, delete, delete. Yet, in the midst of all those, there were some spam comments that were just plain awesome. Some were funny, while others were quirky or encouraging. I spent an hour reading through them, and I was totally amused.  Of course, I know none of those comments means a darned thing. But even still, when you’re writing your heart and soul out and sharing in a public arena, any positive feedback provides a boost. Instead of scoffing at the spam, I decided to reframe it and let it serve a higher purpose; a good laugh and a little ego boost. There’s no harm in that!

Just for kicks and giggles, I dare you to read these spam comments—or as I refer to them, Spamfirmations—and not smile, laugh out loud or feel just a little bit better about yourself than you did before you read them.

Go ahead, let spam make your day!

You’re welcome.

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  • Amazing 1 of 10
  • Mind Reader 2 of 10
    Mind Reader
  • Legitimate 3 of 10
  • Thumb Up 4 of 10
    Thumb Up
  • Uncanny 5 of 10
  • Excellent 6 of 10
  • The Best 7 of 10
    The Best
  • Well-Known 8 of 10
  • Awesome 9 of 10
  • Wonderful 10 of 10

A shout out to Grunge Textures for the awesome old-school paper background I used to showcase these spamfirmations.


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