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Respect


I will always give respect where it is received. No one is entitled to anything on this website or in life. The sooner people realize that the happier they will be.

I am not incorporated and this is not “customer support.” I hold the right to respond in the same manner people approach me with. If you tell me to “fuck off” expect the same in return. And I always enjoy telling people to fuck off.

-OM

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Dear WordPress Support


I know what you are doing wordpress and I think it is pretty shitty. Setting a cap on how many blogs someone can follow is one thing and I have adjusted my blogging habits according to your new rules. But this new method of keeping everyone at “a level” you consider acceptable by depreciating people’s account numbers is bullshit. Your terms and policies are bullshit because it is never mentioned. I have hundreds of bloggers each month confirm they must refollow my blog. It isn’t me dropping them, obviously, IT IS YOU. I am tired of fighting this website. I’ll begin looking into self hosting soon. I appreciate your free platform for bloggers, but I am a paying customer. Unless your janky ass website is simply glitchy, you need to just announce that is what you are doing. Otherwise you are as bad as some of the old forums I followed. This is completely fucked up. Fix your shit.

Jason C. Cushman
-Opinionated Man

And fuck your support forum and the bunnies there as well.

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WordPress – You don’t decide who is Popular


How does a person create a popular blog? The normal response one will receive is that you “don’t create a popular blog,” instead popularity finds you through blogging habits, techniques, writing ability, and content. But what if you could directly control how many people view your website daily through hard work? What if you could build your own popularity and viral nature by mass networking and pushing your name to the ever growing public?

WordPress has been a great platform because it has offered every blogger an equal opportunity to be noticed. By offering the same methods of interaction for everyone, WordPress created a fair playing ground for bloggers to grow, network, and promote themselves at their own speed. Unfortunately that culture is changing.

When I began blogging two years ago I found, read, and met some great bloggers. These people had tens of thousands of followers, massive subscription lists, and many of them worked with teams so as to keep their content fresh and continuously populating. WordPress built this platform for the “users,” they created the game and rules, but they do not get to pick who is popular. We as bloggers and readers get to choose that. That is what is so great about blogging, the unpredictable nature of who will be popular and what will garner the most attention.

What happens when the platform begins to pick favorites? Suddenly the rules change, punishment and “moderation” are handed out unfairly, and bloggers who are only copying the early practices of many popular blogs on WordPress are suddenly hit with limitations on the very features that make WP what it is. How is that fair? How is it ever fair when a website, service provider, or host suddenly changes the rules midgame? It is the very example of favoritism.

HarsH ReaLiTy is what it is because I became addicted to blogging. I loved being able to physically pump my blog’s numbers and popularity through increased effort. Unfortunately WordPress is now limiting the number of blogs people can follow daily by limiting the actual account. While I understand the frustration people feel over “fake likes” and “fake follows,” people need to realize there is nothing spammy about pressing a single button. I personally never press the “like” button unless I have read and enjoyed the post. I will, however, press the follow button many times a day. It is one of the many examples that WordPress’s Blogging University offers as an important way to not only network, but also to publicize your blog. Again, by limiting my ability to do so you have sold me a product I never agreed to buy WordPress.

I have spent a lot of time trying to promote other blogs and help people to network. This was when I actually thought WordPress cared about these things… since those methods are what make this platform buzz. Without the bloggers, readers, writers… us, there is no WordPress. As I said WP, you can build the platform, but you don’t get to decide who is popular.

Due to these recent changes I am strongly considering moving off platform. I enjoy the pool of readers and bloggers here, but if I cannot access that “pool” there is no reason to be near it. I also don’t see a need to run Meet and Greet threads when the very community I am promoting doesn’t seem to care about us anymore. Instead WP would love for all bloggers to sit around and pray to be Freshly Pressed as the only way to EVER get noticed. As I have always said a successful blogger doesn’t sit back and wait to be noticed. They go and find their audience. As long as this ability is impaired on my blog, I will not blog publicly on WordPress. As long as this platform plays favorites it will never be as great a platform as it once was. And that is a fucking shame.

-Opinionated Man

We See You


People that have large social networks aren’t all bots. We are people, we are bloggers, we simply blog differently. You should be careful who you bash and understand your reason for being angry. We see you and your posts about us. We read the hatred and anger daily. We see you tagging us as trolls on other platforms. We see you accuse us of falsities. We see you theorize what we are and why we do what we do. We see you tear us down in an attempt to bring yourself up. We see you set unreasonable expectations of us while never holding yourself to the same standard. We see you take our articles and use our tips as your own. We see you steal our words in hope that they will make you as popular as the post you stole from. We see your emails, your hate mail. We see you attack our families. We see you all and even if we don’t respond we do take note.

We see you.

-OM

No Kids Allowed


Please don’t email me if you get offended by a comment from someone else on my board. No kids allowed here. If you can’t handle debate this place isn’t for you. I won’t moderate, remove comments, and I won’t remove your comments once you make them. If you write it own it. Life is that simple.

I love social media because you will run into people that will challenge your beliefs. If you seek like minded people only join a Facebook slapass group. I don’t give out motivational butt spanks unless we are in the YMCA shower and only in wave fashion.

Seriously grow up or go away. And stay away.

-OM