31 Thank Yous: Never-Ending Inbox

Each day in August I’m saying “thank you” to one person/place/thing that’s helped define who I am and where I am today. I’m encouraging each of you to participate on your own blog. and if you’re the hashtag type, we’re using #31ty on Twitter.

Dear Never-Ending Inbox,

Thank you, never-ending inbox for reminding me that I have shit to do.

Now, there’s a fine line between good busy and bad busy, but busy is still busy, and every day I get emails from clients means I must be doing something right (and that I get to eat).

As a young entrepreneur who only a couple years ago had no idea that running my own business would be a reality, you, never-ending-inbox are a constant reminder that I’m on the right track, and that as long as the emails keep coming, I can continue to put money in the bank and food on the table.

I try desperatley to leave you empty at the end of every single day, sometimes I’m more successful than others, but ultimately when an email pops up, even if it’s one I REALLY don’t want to answer or one that comes FIRST THING on a Monday morning (because people apparently don’t sleep), it’s a good sign.

So thank you, never-ending inbox, but also screw you, because sometimes I’m just not in the mood for the emails you continue to deliver at an (at times) unrelenting pace. From now on, at least on Sunday mornings, cut me a break.

Signed,

A guy who has too many emails already for 8:30am on a Monday, Matt.

31 Thank Yous: Instagram

Each day in August I’m saying “thank you” to one person/place/thing that’s helped define who I am and where I am today. I’m encouraging each of you to participate on your own blog. and if you’re the hashtag type, we’re using #31ty on Twitter.

Dear Instagram,

Thank you (and your filters) for making real life look way cooler.

Signed,

Your dangerous-with-an-iPhone-camera user, Matt

31 Thank Yous: People Who Like Every One of my Facebook Status Updates (that isn’t my Mom)

Each day in August I’m saying “thank you” to one person/place/thing that’s helped define who I am and where I am today. I’m encouraging each of you to participate on your own blog. and if you’re the hashtag type, we’re using #31ty on Twitter.

Dear People Who Like Every One of my Facebook Status Updates (that isn’t my Mom),

You know who you are.

Thank you for making me feel popular. Seriously, without you, people who “like” just about anything I post on Facebook, I’d feel like a pretty big loser.

You, Facebook friends, make mundane, routine events that much more awesome with one click of the mouse.

And Mom, I love you, but unfortunately parent “likes” don’t add any cool points.

So thank you, everyone who “likes” this and who continues to show some love on the Facebook.

Sincerely,

Matt (aka the guy who’s life seems much cooler online than it is in real life)