10 Ways to Get New Followers


1. Stalk them online for months until you know everything about them. Then one day drop the bomb. Comment on their post, but tie everything in that they have ever said for the past year into one paragraph. You will impress the shit out of them… or scare the living shit out of them. Who wouldn’t love that?

2. Ask for help every day on every post. People LOVE to be helpful. It works seriously.

3. Naked photo of self or hotter self.

4. Pretend to be a little younger than you are and if you are really old a lot younger than you are.

5. Don’t tell people you have kids. I torture my readers with pictures of my kids all the time only because I am mean as hell.

6. Steal pictures off the internet of new locations so it looks like you travel the world every day. Be sure and include a new car, bottles of champagne, and hot women of course.

7. Pretend to be dying.

8. Battle a shark, youtube it, and lose.

9. Write offensive material that no one should give a shit about, but they probably all will.

10. Just tell us about your day. No one else is living that day but you so someone will find it interesting.

-OM

What is the Daily Opinion?


For those new here “The Daily Opinion” is simply my thought prompts for the day. They aren’t always serious, but they are many times created to generate discussion. I read every comment on this website, even if I don’t always respond (which rarely happens), but I do try and stay out of the Daily Opinion threads. My comments tend to monopolize a discussion since it is my website and that is not my intention for these prompts. I will take an interest in some topics and in those I will probably enter into the comments. I hope these are fun, interesting, and perhaps thought provoking for people and the comments that have already been shared from those in the past have been truly fun to read. Link to the folder is provided below.

http://aopinionatedman.com/category/the-daily-opinion/

-OM

Follow for Follow


I do not Follow for Follow. I have simply followed a lot of blogs. Whether those people chose to connect back was their decision. The ones that stuck around have networked back with me and I in turn have visited a ton of their blogs. Not all of them, but a lot of blogs in two years. In two years I have followed a ton of blogs and I have never hidden that fact. I am not ashamed of that fact. My subscriber number and view number grew because I made them grow. I put in the effort. Who will you enslave your success to?

I love to write. I love to blog. Yes, they are two separate things. My writing is coming along, my poetry still sucks and is lacking in connection. My writing is coming along, I think I write excellent shorts if I do say so myself. I have yet to write a novel and that is something I want to tackle this next year. I wake up wanting to write and I love to have my work seen. Is that narcissistic? Maybe, but I tell you I have never been called a narcissist until I became a blogger. And then it came in the hundreds (insert the unprofessional LOL here, it really does amuse the shit out of me). So I like to have people give me feed back and I didn’t wish to create the platform after writing a book. I mean that just sounds backwards doesn’t it? Think about it…

So now I have a platform, but I have that platform because I love to blog. I powerblog (I don’t anymore if anyone was wondering that is why my numbers aren’t growing as fast) and no I didn’t make the term up people… google it. It has been around and remember I have only been blogging for two years… I am still a newbie in many ways and I love that as well. I learn things each week and I find a new post I love to read each day. I blog, I network, I make, I build and you know what else I do? I fucking do. If you want it go and fucking get it.

-OM

The evils of record blog traffic


Opinionated Man:

Help him! Satan is on his blog! lol -OM
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Originally posted on The Isaiah 53:5 Project:

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In the interest of full disclosure, I think it’s fair to inform my readers that I suffer from, although my wife will argue that it’s no laughing matter, a mild case of OCD.

Come on, the fact that having one hand wet drives me nuts, the belief that putting pepper on any food before salt makes the food inedible, dusting my dashboard before I start my truck, eating exactly 24 almonds every day at precisely 9:00 am…doesn’t make me crazy, does it?

So I have a few quirks, most of us do, it’s part of what makes us unique and, in my case more loveable, right?

Anyway, one of the quirks I didn’t mention above, and this one is serious, is my totally rational and understandable fear of the number 666. A fear so profound that, when it popped up on the register at a fast food joint recently…

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Dealing with Trolls


Two words get thrown around a ton on the internet and in real life these days. “Trolls” and “bullying” two things of which I have had my fair share of experience with. Often bloggers will preach to ignore them and they will go away. Or… you could use them as cannon fodder and blast their ignorance out into the internet. That sounds like a lot more fun to me.

I use blogger attacks on my website and on me personally as post ideas. It is amusing to me and I get a real kick out of it. Is it sometimes mean? Maybe, but I have never blogged about another blogger that didn’t draw first. And honestly they generally do it a ton of times such as my current troll that keeps churning out posts about me.

People may not get this but a bully and a troll do not have to be “large presences” on social media. In fact they are generally as small in the virtual world as they are in reality, which is why they feel the need to go and find bears to poke. And what do they do when animals attack? They run and cry to their mommy or better yet they email YOUR MOM and tell on you. We are all supposed to be grown ups here, but unfortunately there is no way of really keeping the ten year olds from playing. And so they play.

A troll is someone that doggedly and aggressively attacks another person for whatever reason they have contrived. The sad part is these people desperately wish to be a part of something large in their life and that is why they feel the need to seek out these groups they end up hating and join them. But because of their behavior they are generally kicked out of those groups eventually, such as what happened to a certain blogger/twitter addict that I know of who keeps getting “shut out” and doesn’t understand why. It is amusing because these people will try to teach YOU about YOUR attitude, all the while not realizing that no one wants to play with you on the playground Andy because you are a dick. Pretty simple to digest actually.

So when these trolls get kicked out of their “groups” they get butt hurt and turn into BULLIES! They relentless bash at people, find your real names and where you work, email your boss and try and get you fired, send you fake cease and desist letters, send you threats of being sued and going to jail even though you live on a different planet, and they will basically do everything in their “small power” to make you afraid. Fear people, that is what they feed off of. They want to feel powerful by making you scared and when you take down your posts they immediately gloat to god himself about how awesome they are. That is what online bullies want and the ironic part is they will claim everyone else in this damn world is a bully to them. Crocodile tears.

So come to my site trolls. Make yourself comfortable bullies. This Opinionated Man has one thing to say. You all amuse me.

-OM