Click Yourself!


There may be a very good reason why no one has visited your blog. If your username is not connected to your blog through the settings function OR you have entered in your website incorrectly guess what? No one can find your website!!!

Often we have no reason to click our own username, but that is a huge mistake bloggers! If we can’t find you we can’t connect with you! Click yourself and see if it works!!

-OM

Reblog – Wall of Shame


Wall of Shame. WoW! Might I just say I am glad I didn’t make the “wall!” That was a very interesting read and I hope you get some relief from the trolls on Amazon! -OM

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What Controversy?


Today’s NaBloPoMo Prompt asks: What is the most controversial thing you’ve ever written on your blog?

I have yet to write anything controversial on my blog. I find that people are normally overly sensitive and will claim something is offensive when it really isn’t. Maybe one day I’ll attempt to write something controversial… what an interesting prompt.

-OM

What Happens When You Go Viral: On Wanting to Give Up


Opinionated Man:

I think there are two different ways to gain “attention.” The “new” way is that you can actually bring the attention towards yourself through interaction, follower gaining techniques, and social media platform mirroring that will in essence “cause you to go viral.” The other way is to get seen or found and your article takes off. I get your frustration and much of that is why I decided to push my blog myself by becoming a powerblogger. I didn’t want to feel that “cliff feeling” of reaching an endpoint with how my materiel is seen. I reached 1 million views on my blog this past weekend and it took me 23 months to do it. I am happy about that, even though as you said no job offers came or companies hounding me to join them, because those views were all me. I have never gone viral, never been Freshly Pressed, and never had any handout or help with gaining views. I simply worked my butt off for each one.

I suppose this is all to say that you shouldn’t be discouraged, but instead use what victories you have gained to motivate you on. Hopefully the rewards you seek will be around the corner. -OM
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Originally posted on Such Small Hands:

I recently found out that the hit count on my Relevant article back in June was over 1.6 million. The editor told me it was the second-biggest traffic day in the history of their website. That’s mind-boggling to me.

If you had asked me a year ago what I thought it would mean to have a piece get that much exposure, I would have assumed it would be my big break. That it would boost my blog, lead to freelance opportunities, help connect me to the right people. That it would be my open door into the world of professional writing and publishing. That it would bring me validation and satisfaction. It would reassure me that what I’m doing here isn’t pointless and that my story matters.

Do you want to know the truth?

It hasn’t done any of those things. For a few weeks I received a lot of…

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