Blogging – Pushing Posts


I have developed some “tricks” to promoting or pushing my posts so that they get seen by as many people as possible. These are methods I use and I have created my own terminology which is probably inaccurate. I think the words I use are self-explanatory, but if anyone needs clarification feel free to ask.

The rescheduling of posts is a huge tool for bloggers that really want their posts to be seen be the largest audience possible. Some people overdo this method and I actually have really overused it the past few months in an effort to reshare some of my older posts. The great thing about the rescheduling of a post is that it will only show up in a person’s reader and won’t spam them with new emails. It will sometimes, depending on your settings, reshare on your other social media platforms if you have them directly linked so be careful.

I consider the first 4 posts of mine to be my “front page” even though my web URL goes directly to my blog as a whole. That is because human interest is limited and I never expect anyone to read more than the first two posts of mine. Bloggers become so focused on their current post they forget that presentation is everything. I am always moving, writing new posts, rescheduling lately old posts, and moving the ones I like around to directly tie in with the timing of when I go to find new readers. This is where the schedule button really comes in handy for me.

Often we write posts that are in some way connected with a previous post, be it a series or they are on the same topic. I like to reschedule the old post about five minutes before I post my new one. It sometimes clumps my posts together in a reader and although some people may get annoyed it ensures your posts are seen. The relationship between the two posts also helps to promote them to each other. That should be obvious, but I’ll say it anyway. Someone asked me in what order I do the portions of my blogging model. The two parts where I gather my audience and I publish posts is easy to portion out in my daily activity. In a realistic world wouldn’t you place your blog out there first and then find the audience so that they see the posts you want them to see? That is why I publish and then I gather in that order.

Probably a lot of over information there, but just remember that readers are always scrolling down and growing so your posts get buried on both personal readers and the overall WordPress reader. The only thing you are doing by rescheduling is placing your posts on the rail again and letting people see it. The worst that can happen is you overdo it and someone either unsubscribes from you because they don’t know how to “hide your posts,” or they hide your posts which is pretty much the same thing since that is permanent. Either way if you have put in the effort to write something great why rewrite the exact same thing again just to be able to publish it? Simply press the quick link and reschedule it for a future time and date.

One last trick, but first this is assuming you already know that when you reschedule a post it will only break the reblog links from external websites back to you. The links internal (from your blog) out (external website such as by clicking a blogger’s username) will still work. I do not rely on my blog traffic from reblogs so breaking those links is no big deal to me. If you learn how to gather your audience for yourself and stop relying on others it won’t be a big deal to you either. The one thing you may want to keep in mind is that when you move a post the link to the email sent to your email subscribers WILL break. That is important to note because you then don’t want to immediately move a post you just published or your email subscribers will become frustrated from the Error Code they get when no website is found. There is still a trick you can use if you really want to promote a post in the same day that is for some reason to you important. You have all the way till 23:99 of that same day to republish that post. If you were motivated you could use a mixture of the methods above and keep republishing the “newly published post” up until the end of that day to ensure it gets seen and it won’t break any links externally or internally. There really is no limit to that… I’ve known someone to push their post every five minutes for a day. It can help. Just a tip.

-OM

Blogger Review – HarsH ReaLiTy


I have never asked for this before and this might be a huge mistake. I would like for anyone to write a “review” of my blog and perhaps touch on things you might like to see in the future. I won’t promise to follow any “advice” given, but I have a lot of readers here that have watched this blog grow from follower 1 in 2013. I would really like feedback from those that have watched the different directions this blog has taken. It might be helpful to touch on what posts are more enjoyable than others so I can consider that in the future.

Thanks to anyone that takes the time!

Jason

-Opinionated Man

Some Personal Retorts – By: OM


“You eat meat? You murder animals.” …I hate baby elephants…

“Do you know how many calories are in that?” The same amount as there was when I ate it yesterday?

“Are you throwing that away? There are starving people around the world!” Did you want me to Fedex my leftovers or something?

“Hate is such a strong word. You shouldn’t say you hate people.” I hate you.

“All you do is write your opinion. You don’t ever debate or allow others to share theirs.” Ok, are you finished yet?

“You are going to hell.” Been there. They kicked me out…

“Koreans are horrible drivers.” Good, I will have an excuse when I run your ass over.

“All Asians are good at math.” That is because we are all smart enough to buy calculators… stupid.

“Chopsticks are so hard to eat with! I barely even get a bite!” Why do you think Asians are generally so skinny? Even we hate eating a whole meal with chopsticks. Where the hell is my spoon?

“Are you worried about when the time comes for your daughters to date?” I am only worried about having the energy to dig that many graves…

“You are such a misogynist asshole.” Pure butter baby.

-OM

10 Ways to Make Your Day Awesome!


1. Play “Eye of the Tiger” while you shower. That is a magical experience. Seriously try it.

2. Convince the spouse to have sex in the morning. Everyone has sex at night… boring! Morning sex really is awesome. Awesome.

3. Tell the woman at Starbucks that your name is Superman/Superwoman. Hearing your name or seeing it written will make you feel crazy good. Crazy good!

4. Eat a burger at Outback Steakhouse in America. If you are from a foreign country… well it must suck not to be American. I got lucky and was drafted from Korea.

5. Drink a morning beer. I don’t know what it is with connecting the image of an alcoholic to morning beverage consumption. On average a fridge presents very few options mostly consisting of either orange or apple juice, milk, and a various selection of beers. It is therefore a rational human response to grab a can of bud lite. Everyone knows it is just like water… plus a few nutritious ingredients. What the hell is the problem here?

6. Buy a number one from McDonalds and don’t you dare use location as an excuse. Everyone knows there is a freaking McDonalds in every country except North Korea.

7. Hear the words “I love you” from anyone, even if you have to give $10 to the crackhead on the corner. An “I love you” is all about feelings.

8. Tell someone at work you are dying. It is amazing how nice people are to you, honestly amazing…

9. Say “OM” in the morning. You might even make a wish and if it comes true I take full credit.

10. Call in sick to work. Honestly is there any better feeling than calling in sick to work?

-OM

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO WHILE DRIVING


Opinionated Man:

I will try not to drive on the wrong side of the road next time… lol. -OM
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Another spur of the moment list! I really like them, so I might make half a million more before getting bored and never making a list again, but yeah. This list has been brought to you because of “That jerk who cut me off”, “Bitch who doesn’t know how to drive”, “Idiot who definitely stole someone else’s license” and “Person I am going to murder some day”.

If you want to blame someone for making you read this shit, blame them.

10 THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO WHILE DRIVING

1. Talk on your phone

Let’s start with the obvious. And it is so obvious that I am surprised it needs to be said, but it clearly does because of that guy who bumped into me the other day because he couldn’t take his phone out of his pocket without losing control of his bike. I don’t care if you people…

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“Why I am unfollowing you OM”


I get a ton of amusement out of the emails I receive from people letting me know that I have offended them and that they are now going to promptly unfollow me. I am still amazed at the time and energy some people put into these emails, almost on par with quitting a job. I thought it might be fun to share some of the more popular reasons I have received.

“You need to stop writing on women’s issues. You don’t have a vagina and until you do you will never have a way of understanding the opposite sex.” How about you keep the vagina, I keep writing my opinions, and you choose to go read other blogs? I suggest Freshly Pressed.

“You post far too much. Quality over quantity buddy!” While it hurts that you basically just told me my articles suck… I will suck it up. It will be hard. I think I’ll just keep doing what I am doing and you can click the unfollow button.

“You never say more than a few words in response to my comments, but I see you respond in length to other bloggers.” Maybe those other bloggers are saying more interesting things than you…. Especially if the only thing that draws you out is to complain that “I am not fair.” Boohoo…

“You have turned into a marketing blogger. I signed up to read a writer.” Ouch… I guess selling two eBooks for a short period, posting about marketing, and helping entrepreneurs out constitutes as being a “marketing blogger.” I will now add this to my LinkedIn skills!

“Your views on abortion are insulting and an infringement against my freedom.” Wait, did someone actually make me President?!? I have been waiting for so long!!! Move over Obama.

“You don’t respect women.” You’re right; I don’t respect a general term. I also don’t respect Asians, blacks, whites, men, or stop lights unless I feel like it. I RESPECT PEOPLE WITH NAMES, not out of obligation. Try it.

“You keep spreading this lie that anyone can reach your popularity. You also keep sharing powerblogging secrets.” I didn’t realize there was a “powerblogger club” I was supposed to join. Did my invite get lost in the mail? You want me to sit in the back??? Yes, I do tell people that they can gain whatever audience they desire. This is not some bullshit attempt at motivational speaking, it is the simple truth. Maybe it is not true for people that have no ambition, motivation, or faith though.

“You say things best left unsaid.” No I say things that should be said. People that think this are normally REALLY pissed off by the fact that people are actually reading my words.

To those bloggers I have offended enough to either want to write or have written one of these emails to me I wish you the best. Don’t send me these dumbass emails though. I really could care less why you decide to unfollow me and the sun will still rise tomorrow.

-Opinionated Man