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Different Shoes


A Korean is forever parted from his shoes. Courtesy and manners dictate we leave them at the door for anyone to take. Sometimes I stand before the rows of other people’s lives and desire to step into their life for just a few feet or a tumble. For do we not normally fall while trying to duplicate the steps of others? Especially when wearing these size 12s… who ever heard of a Korean wearing a size that big? I must see what life this is, who owns the worn path by these shoes?

I close my eyes and step into your blog.

-OM

  

WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome


Well this is the third post I have done like this so far and I have seen some great connections. I’ll keep doing these off and on and I think they provide a great way for “active bloggers” to network. This post now has over 2,000 active bloggers waiting to connect in it. I encourage anyone looking for new blogs to view or people to converse with to browse through the comment section and network.

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Ok guys…


I know I said I was going to be nice and all, but what the hell is up with the newsletters? I know some moron must have wrote a blog post on how newsletters are a great way to promote your website, but using your WordPress blogger list to force subscribe people is like sending out a robocall. Don’t do that shit. Half of your newsletters fucking suck anyways. 1000 words on a word document is not a fucking newsletter. Grow a brain.

-Opinionated Man

  

Heavy Heart


My heavy heart beats matching your footsteps as you walk away. A silent, somber beat of farewell that only I can hear or tell. It is hell. And yet I wave as we part, smiling that false smile of confidence I will always give you. Even as my heart breaks and the pieces tumble inside of me. Could I pause this moment so that the moment could not end, I might. A heavy heart knows no end, but it knows a beginning.

J.C.C.

Broken Tongue


You speak with a broken tongue, breaking words for your amusement. It amuses no one but yourself, and yet your crooked smile is smile enough for others. What joke must be spinning within your mind, a joke so far inside. Selfishly laughing at the world because you can. Never speaking plainly because that is boring, that can be done by anyone. But can you mumble a broken spirit with a broken tongue. Crooked nature fully formed because you accept it. Broken man, how broken are you? How did you break your tongue so.

-OM

  

Hide not your eyes


Hide not your eyes from my truth because it does not match your own. Instead appreciate the fact that everyone gets to be the most important person in their own life, as it should be. As it was meant to be. Far too often people forget that just because something is true for them does not mean it will be true for others. Everyone wants to be a preacher these days and pulpits are a dime a dozen. People want to lather others with the truth they think the world should embrace. How about you live your life and I will live mine. How about we walk our own paths and don’t share common ground. No matter how clearly you relate your moments to others they will still always be yours. I will never live a second in your shoes and you know what?

I don’t want to.

-OM

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Blogging Goals – 1,300,004


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I have often written that I use blogging goals and milestones to push myself each day. Another mile marker in the distance to strive for… that is never a bad thing in my book. What is anything without goals, accomplishment, and striving for more? That is one of the greatest things about blogging to me. There is no overall progress bar in life, there are simply things we do, try to do, and keep trying to do. I live my life by that.

When I created this blog in 2013 I read a lot of blog articles on blogging. It seemed like a necessary thing to do at the time, but what I never realized till later on is how wrong most of those articles were. People love trendy sayings and I have taken pleasure in blasting most of those silly quotes. “Rome wasn’t built in one day” is often said about blogging and the goals we set for ourselves on social media. I absolutely hate this quote when referenced to a person’s goals or progress towards those goals. I will even say back “well it might have been if Koreans had lived there.”

Why do we do the things we love? Because we get some satisfaction out of them or else we wouldn’t do them. I gain a lot of satisfaction in watching my little corner of the blogosphere grow and it hasn’t been an easy road. 2 years later and I stand battered, but not broken. Having completely deleted the content of this blog twice, I can safely say that there is no formula for success. There is simply the willingness to keep your eye on the ball and to keep striving for that damn ball. Today I hit 1,300,004 views and I am happy about that fact. There was a time fairly recently when I thought 1,250,000 was going to be my last milestone.

I take pride in my view count because I gained it through legitimate hard work. There are shortcuts to anything and I could have easily used those shortcuts and tricks to reach my million views in a couple months. I would have lost 75% of my subscriber base though. Instead it took 2 years and a lot of effort to gain my first million and I received no help doing it. That is how it must be, how it should be, and I wouldn’t want it any other way. I owe no one for my small successes on this website other than the people that take the time to read it. For that I truly say thank you. I try to show my appreciation in my own way.

-Opinionated Man

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Excuse me while I scribble


Regardless why we blog we all have something to share. No two daily lives are the same and your routine actions and everyday views are probably special to someone out there. It is easy to get caught up in the idea that blogging is a frivolous pursuit that wannabe writers engage in. I have had those things said to me as well as “why are you wasting your time blogging?” You see to the non-blogger it doesn’t matter how many likes, subscribers, views, or great things are said about your writing. You are simply seen as doing something apart from them and that just isn’t right.

I have long held onto the idea that I am not on WordPress writing. I am scribbling in my corner trying to find a writer inside of me. That writer may not exist and the words of others don’t mean much to me. I have to believe it myself, as everyone should. That is why you must all excuse me while I scribble. While I write my heart and attempt to find a purpose for it all.

Bloggers can indeed be amateurs. I am definitely an amateur and have never been published by anyone else. I believe we are as important as we wish to be and that is why it doesn’t matter what you are every day. What are you today? If you want to be a writer then write. No amount of discouragement will ever stop my pen. Had I placed value in the opinions of others I would have buried my keyboard a long time ago. I love my keyboard, even the keys with the worn off letters.

I enjoy writing and I believe there may be a day when I will be “good” at it. Until that day I am perfectly content to scribble my soul away each night. Offering my humble writing to eyes that are gracious enough to read it. It is why I login each day and do what I do for my blog. It is the reason I call myself a blogger and not a writer.

Now excuse me while I scribble some more.

-OM

Why I Care About Likes and Follows


They mean everything to me! I die a little when I lose a subscriber and I live a little more when I gain a follower. Likes! I love likes! It means I am awesome when I get a “like” and it makes me want to be more awesome. What better motivation could someone ask for? I care about all those things because it means I am a good blogger. Sometimes I just stare at my screen until the numbers change. I then cheer… by myself… and I feel great doing it! Hate me all you want! I LOVE likes and follows! They mean the world to me!

-OM

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Simple


Can I say what I wish to say, my back against the wind.

Can I write what should be written, a start I begin again.

How should I present my words with change of inner heart.

Pressing words, printing, press them, I need a place to start.

A changed name, unassuming me, a crow in the night.

Finding freedom, freedom at last, a crow takes final flight.

-OM

  

Tuesday at Ten { someone I admire is . . . . }


Opinionated Man:

I thought this was a touching tribute and a great writing prompt! Anyone looking for a writing prompt today? :) -OM
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Originally posted on Advocate for Invisible Illness!:

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“Someone I admire is my mother.” Now unfortunately I need to rephrase that as “Someone I admired was my mother.” She is no longer of this world and I miss her very much. She taught me wisdom and caring for others.

I was in my early 20’s when I had my first 2 children and when the 2nd one was born my mom was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. If you don’t know, Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive disease, one that affected her body movements, not her mind. At the end it did take her mind as she developed dementia from it, but right up to the end she tried her best to keep up with her routine of helping people. She would help anyone who needed her. She was spiritual woman and also a medium.

I admired the way she handled herself as things got worse and dad…

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Opinionated Man:

I have night terrors often and try to explain the difference to people between them and a nightmare. Most people don’t get it. I don’t think you can define the “fear” we feel while in them huh? It is hard to explain if someone hasn’t had one! I wish I could wake myself like you do… instead I simply stopped dreaming. With help. -OM
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Random post time!

Ever had a Night Terror Before? I have.

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Day of 100


Opinionated Man:

100/100! Sounds like good numbers to me and reason to celebrate! Congrats! -OM
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Originally posted on The MomHood:

Well everyone. I hit a milestone on my blog. Actually two, big ones in the eyes of a new blogger.

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I was reading your blog


I was reading your blog today as you read mine. Feeling like two ships in the night that just might finally meet at last. At the very least we seemed to exchange thoughts with one another… as I read your blog and you read mine. A connection felt even if not heard. Still we can’t help but draw confidence in the knowledge that someone is listening. Someone cares to read our blog and our words. What a great feeling it is to be aware of being noticed. I felt that way today while I was reading your blog and you were reading mine. I felt the connection that only bloggers feel.

-OM

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WordPress Bloggers


One day when I grow up and I am famous I want to live the fabulous life of a blogger…

You know the blogger celebrities on here that always have a photo of themselves on a boat, plane, or spaceship going somewhere fun while we all work for a living. Why does my life suck so much? I hate you WordPress!

-OM

  

Who is Next?


Who will we say goodbye to next? As bloggers fold their tents quietly in the morning before the setting of inspiration has hit the blogosphere. Their absence is noted in the ever changing skyline that is WordPress, a land many of us travel to daily. We scroll through endless layers of fonts and shared passions all the while searching for our own inspiration of the day. And sometimes that inspiration is found not by the finding, but by the recognition of the lack thereof.  Missing words of kindness we read daily, a gravatar that never changes but suddenly is just missing. Vanished into the void that stands between the written and the deleted. How often does that same void wipe away the existence of someone we have grown to care about? Someone who one day lives vibrantly through their shared expressions online and suddenly one day they vanish. Leaving nothing but a 404 behind.

-OM

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My Memoir: GOING CRAZY, from Horror to Hope


Source: My Memoir: GOING CRAZY, from Horror to Hope

I can relate to the part of your post where you say you find it hard to “pick up where you left off.” Perhaps there is a reason it is happening, but regardless I encourage you to press on. It sounds like you have a great story waiting to be told. I hope your fingers and your “self” allows you to get it all out one day. -OM

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Maybe the Best Comment of the Year


 
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I’ve blogged on other platforms, in one space in particular, there was/is whole sale bullying going on especially when a blogger is deemed “popular” this brings out all the little green eyed monsters in force.

They range from telling how you should blog on your space
They write snide blog posts about you, and of course the drama seekers slavishly follow every word.

They report you often for some minor offence, usually it’s because in reading your blog that they hate! they find some subliminal message that your writing about them, and are “offended”

If they are blocked from your blog, their friends read it and report back, therefore much gnashing of teeth until they find another way to complain and and from the safety of their blogs attack yours, but that’s ok because they’re being “honest” and are “REAL WRITERS”

Another aspect is that it draws people to your blog who wish to be “offended” haha (how sad people are.

They never seem to understand that this basic truth, if you don’t like what your reading, then DON’T, unfollow immediatley and go back to your own corner of the blogsphere.

Lastly the reason I rarely block anyone well 2 reasons firstly, they then complain that they were only being “honest” and your being childish in blocking them (you see their logic)

Secondly many of them(trolls) create “Sock Puppet” accounts and continue to read your blog under a different name and the nonsense continues, (I would love to have their time management skills, because I don’t have time for that kind of crap)

The self appointed “BLOGERATTI” are everywhere and there is nothing you can do about them, except continue as you are, it’s your space.

Sorry for long comment.

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I couldn’t agree more with this comment. It really is a damned if you do and damned if you don’t scenario. I get everything you are saying. I get bashed for responding to people or NOT responding to people. If someone writes a post about me and I write a “rebuttal post” I am labeled as overly sensitive and a “bully” because I have more subscribers than they do and that isn’t fair. When I block someone it is because “they were telling it like it is” and “once again that OM can’t handle anyone with a differing opinion.” It really all gets old as shit and like you said, nothing really can prevent it. They find ways around things and constantly report your blog. I also agree that people will far too often “assume” something is about them because they are just SO IMPORTANT and everything you say revolves around them because how could it not be? You are everything to them… so the same must be said in reverse right? Pathetic…

-OM

You Can’t Help Them All


I have to remind myself sometimes that I can’t help them all. I don’t see myself as some Joel Osteen and I never want to be. I see people struggling though, trying to figure it all out… and it sticks with me. I may not react that day, but sometimes weeks later I’ll revisit their blog and share one of their posts. No I am not the Korean Santa Claus, I just think it takes such little effort sometimes to help people and why not do it? Why not? Everyone is so focused on their dreams and goals and I am no exception to that. That is why I browse a lot of new blogs every week, to inspire myself and remind me why I love to blog. I am reminded every time I see a new blogger happy with their first post, their first follow, or their first view.

“You can’t help them all.” I can’t help them all; I just don’t have the time or energy. And so I help when and where I can because I remember when I first started last year and the large bloggers wouldn’t give me the time of day. They wouldn’t answer questions or emails and treated me like another peon. No one wants to feel that way, myself included. I treat other bloggers as equals because that is what we are. We are all here pouring our hearts out through our medians and that is blogging. That is why we do it.

Motivation and inspiration are so easy to give. It can come in the form of a random comment or visit to a person’s blog, a kind word of encouragement to someone that is struggling, or just simply recognizing the existence of a person. As much as I network and push my blog, I recognize that the people I push it to ARE real people. That is a difference in outlook by choice and why I don’t refer to those that visit my website as “fans.” You never know who you might be helping even when you don’t actively try. You can’t help them all, but you can easily help someone.

Who will you help today?

-OM

1 Event That Will Help You Expand Your Readership: Meet and Greet


Opinionated Man:

A great forum to expand your readership! Find some new bloggers here! -OM
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Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:

imagesWhat day is it??!!  Meet and Greet Day!

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one.
  4. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me.
  5. And if you leave a link and don’t follow me, how about ya show ole Danny some love?

Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and meet n greet your butts off!

The Social Media post will publish…

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Writing is My Life


Writing is my life, but unfortunately I must die a little doing other things each day as well…

-OM

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Why I Blocked Your Blog


I have begun to block bloggers from my blog that have expressed dissatisfaction with the content found here. I will not make my blog private, but instead will force all of you to remove my blog from before your eyes. I will help this process by actively blocking bloggers that can’t play nice or that I simply don’t like. There is nothing here for you. This is a personal blog… go try Huffington Post.

-OM

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Daily Denver


   
    
    
 

Daily Denver


  
-OM

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am I an afterthought to an action. An expression to a regret or a regret to an expression. Would it matter if you adorned me with a name, but never owned me. Never claimed me in the night like every night that I waited and still wait. One eye to the door expecting it to open and the other to life and knowing you will never come. Silent steps will always be silent. Steps of my dreams where they and you will always remain.

-OM

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