Weekly recap!

Opinionated Man:

You found an old notebook and I found a new one! :) -OM
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Originally posted on Emotional luggage.:


Wow, I ALMOST forgot this post! What a disaster (not)! What did we do last week? Have a crappy week! That’s what! Nothing but bad luck. Of some sort. I had some major rants here (part 1) and here (part 2). I’ve updated part 5 of Escape. I had a MAJOR huge rant for my 1 year of normalcy anniversary! And I have some neurotic tendencies that people seem to find funny..

My last visit at the dentist.. Well. I wept. Big tears. Pain. I swear. I cried and sniffled. Like a little child. But, since I have a really nice dentist, I had a nice comforting “that moment“. I have a fun post on how to post like I post but, that doesn’t mean you have to do what it says. ;) I also have a little something right here that might…

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Stereotypically Able Movement–A Time of Change and Recognition

Opinionated Man:

Sounds like a great reason for a blog to me. Fight those stereotypes for us all! It is always fun to revisit “why” we started our blogs. -OM

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Originally posted on Stereotypically Able:

With the society we live in, stereotypes are everywhere we turn. Whether it be the popular girls being stereotyped as being “bitches” because of their social class, or jocks being stereotyped as “dumb”. One stereotype that really gets under my skin is that all disabled people are considered “dumb” or “retarded”.

For those of who know me, know I hate when I get put into a box or have people tell me what is best for me, or what they think is best for me without really knowing me as a person. Yes, I have cerebral palsy, and use a walker to help me walk, but that does not make me any less of a person. I have heard people flat out say that they feel sorry for the person because since they have a disability their life would be too hard, or that they cannot go for their dreams…

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To Be A Writer…

Opinionated Man:

I get that actually. Sometimes I just want to “play” with words as well and not work at the wording. I will even give up if the words don’t play back. ;) -OM
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Originally posted on Mad Meandering Me :

When I was younger I used to want to be a fiction writer. I pictured myself squirreled away in a cosy retreat somewhere with my own little hoard of ideas and plots and characters to be saved and savoured, each one coaxed and cajoled into various scenarios and situations, taken hither and thither, toyed with and toiled with until a wonderful novel emerged fully-formed at the end of the process.

But somehow it never ended up that way. Instead all my fledgling stories seemed at source to be about me in another guise, in another life. The language would be too flowery, too over-burdened and achingly over-the-top. But yet the resulting prose would somehow be too flat, too lifeless for my liking, and I would always be left feeling disappointed and disillusioned.

Once my children were born, I dabbled in writing poetry – a habit that has stayed with me…

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Blogger Support: Fact or Fiction?

Opinionated Man:

Gaining real interaction and “support” is what we are all after I think. -OM
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Originally posted on Pearls Before Swine:

That one follower who likes every one of your posts no matter what it is. Ever wonder if it’s real? Yea, me too.

No, I don’t believe in fake followers. I believe every subscriber is flesh and blood, despite their reasoning for doing so. I do, on occasion, wonder: when you like a post, do you click that button because you really like or agree with the content? Or is it just to show your support for the blog you just followed? And if it’s to show support, do you think it helps or hinders the blog? I mean, you can tell if someone is truly engaged or if it’s just a routine type deal so I’m just wondering. I suppose you can call this a random Sunday thought. (Hey, I like that) Do you engage blogs you follow because you are interested in the perspective or just to give…

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Old Soul. 

Opinionated Man:

Happy (Late) Anniversary! I remember when you started. On to many more years hopefully! :) -OM
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Originally posted on Earth to Bella:

So I’ll be hanging out here a lot now, if that’s cool with you. Here andDevisntart.

The two safest places on the planet right now. For me, anyway. Why? Because they’re personal. My mother doesn’t do personal…not the giving half anyway so there’s no chance of running in to her.

Cyber run-ins are almost worse than real ones somehow.

And I guess the good news is that it’ll be a lil different now. So that’s something!

* No more jewelry/shop stuff.

For a while anyway. She taught me how to make jewelry and the whole thing is just too much right now.

* No more tip-toes.

Well…less. It’s funny how an experience can slap your face so hard it spins. When you open your eyes again you’re facing a completely new perspective. I’m not scared so much these days. I feel my loud mouth growing back a bit…

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June in Review

Opinionated Man:

Tracking progression is never a bad thing and it is always nice to recognize your new subscribers when you can. Nice post! Maybe I should start a monthly review myself. ;) -OM
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Originally posted on All In A Dad's Work:

July 1st. Our first day of “real” summer. Thanks, Stacy at Revisions of Grandeur, for sending it our way! It only took 3 days to get here. We hit a high of 26 C and the kids thoroughly enjoyed the opening of the splash pad at the park.

June shaped up okay for me, blog wise. I had a total of 774 views which is up 193 from May. I had 260 visitors which is up 73. I had 209 likes, up a mere 6. I published 30 posts for the month of June. That’s 6 more than I wrote for May. I had 196 comments compared to only 144 in May. Besides my Home page, which had the most views at 132, “The First Fight” was the most viewed at 40. The top three countries to visit my blog were the U.S., Canada, and Thailand.

My followers…

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