I had taken down all my IM related products and links so there's no way this could possibly happen, or so I thought.
I'm checking my email and I see "Notification Of Payment Received". Now, you know that all the slimy spammers use this tactic to get you to open their email. Well, given my current status, I was 100% sure that's what this was. But for the love of God, for some reason, I decided to open this email. Please don't ask me why because I have no idea.
And then I started going though it. It wasn't the usual "This could be what you see in your email box on a daily basis" kind of crap. It looked real. And I kept scrolling down the email to see what I could have possibly sold with no active links online.
The shock I got can not be put into words.
It was one of the tracks off my new site. After thousands of illegal downloads, and having lost all hope for this site to be anything but a lost cause, there it was...a sale for one of my tracks for $1.99.
Out of the thousands of people who came to my site and downloaded thousands of tracks illegally, one honest person in this world.
My wife was convinced they didn't exist and I was starting to think she was right.
It may only be $1.99 but today has restored what little faith I have for humanity.
Or maybe he just didn't know about the Firefox plugin.