Cheating housewives and other offers

A good friend of mine (whose blog is http://toehold.blogspot.com) notes today that having pornopgraphic keywords (such as "free porn" in his example) can cause people to hit your blog and drive up the traffic. Now, while I do want at least a few people to read this, I'm not sure that any random, porn-searching surfer is actually going to stay, once they realize that my blog has no pictures of naked celebrities (or anyone else, for that matter).

Anyway, it got me thinking about my daily spam. I get the usual variety of stuff - cheating housewives, various enhancement offers, free webcams, free pictures, etc., plus the odd financial spam. Of course, most of the financial spam is based on where I lived several years ago, so until I plan on buying a house in the Champaign-Urbana, Il. area, it isn't going to pertain.

My ISP does have a spam filter, but, to be honest, since I have been dealing with the spam manually for the last couple years, I haven't gotten around to getting it set up. Aside from the fact that it's kind of buggy, I think I would miss the satisfaction that comes from deleting all those messages.

I do wonder about how many people actually take them up on those offers. The numbers are probably out there somewhere, but it would probably just depress me.


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