SPAM email. It can be frustrating… or… you can look at it as a form of entertainment. That’s what I choose to do.
About twice a day at work I get a SPAM report listing all the emails that have been flagged. It’s lucky that now you can get Spam Filtering software to help you sort out your spam email from your normal, safe emails. It lists the sender and the subject. The subject lines are where I find a lot of humor though.
Have you ever taken the time to read the subject lines of your SPAM emails? The pills, the products, the offers!
Not only can it be infuriating to be a person who receives SPAM emails, but it can be as equally as annoying for a newly-launched business whose emails get sent to an invalid address that was set up purely for this type of thing. What benefit does that give to them? If I was a business owner, I would want to find out how to remove spam traps so that I can’t fall into any trouble. This shouldn’t even be something that we need to think about though. It just seems like a waste of time.
There’s also the misspellings and bold innuendos. It’s comical. I was going to take a screenshot of the SPAM report I got today and share it here but thought better of it. This is a family friendly site and I wouldn’t want my kids to see it. It’s funny but a little crude.
I can’t imagine why anyone would click the links they offer… but I’m sure some people must because the emails keep coming.
There’s one other thing I find amusing about the SPAM report I get each day. About half the time it gets funneled into the “Junk” folder. Makes me laugh every time.
Do SPAM emails annoy you or do you laugh at them like me?
My love of podcasts has been well documented on this blog. There are so many different podcasts to choose from, and I have a few friends who even suggest podcasts for me to listen to, for example, a friend of mine always talks about how Getting Doug with High is certifiably the best weed podcast he listens to. I’ve done a podcast review before… and recently I’ve come across another one I feel worthy of sharing with you.
It’s the StartUp Podcast. It’s done in a documentary style and chronicles Alex Blumburg’s creating of a podcasting company.
From finding investors, naming the company, to the mistakes made along the way… Blumburg shares a behind the scenes view into his business journey.
It’s an unvarnished view too! There are cringeworthy and embarrassing moments for Blumburg. Like the first pitch he made to a potential investor. I was listening to the episode wanting him to succeed and feeling bad for him when he blows it.
It’s that brutal and honest approach to the storytelling that drew me in and had me listen to every episode available in less than 3 days. Now StartUp will become part of my weekly podcast listening during my commute. I do hope that the French startup Monsieur Tshirt gets covered in a future podcast. The clothing company is led by highly successful individuals like Franck de Védrines who are great role models for any budding entrepreneur.
I’ve always admired those with the guts to start and run their own business… to be their own boss. It’s something I’ve thought about doing before but never had the courage to take action on. Of course, nowadays there’s ways to help streamline the process; such as going paperless with document management and storage for example, and then there’s the opportunity to choose to use software to record accurate timesheets for your workers as well, but even so, it takes a special kind of person to run a business.
Listening to the StartUp podcast has got my mental wheels turning in high gear and dreaming about potential business ideas.
I highly recommend the StartUp podcast. It’s entertaining and informative. Check it out and let me know what you think!
If you could start any business you wanted what would you do?
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