Writing through the tired


I write through the tired. Connecting words to sentences of thought. I hold my breath so that my musings don’t float away.

I feel the sunset of my eyes, but there is no rest. No sleep for those that do and do. Writing through the tired, I press foward like the literary soldier I am.

Could I pen a thought when no thoughts will come? When I am so tired that I hardly recognize what I wrote the next day? Might a stranger instead be guiding my fingers as they sprint across the keyboard. They tire me with their incessant need for action and yet inaction exhausts me even more.

My glass house stands empty. The first time it has been so. Empty rooms reflect an empty mind. I hear a lullaby nearby, but I know it is a lie. There is no music without words. There are only empty rooms and a moon.

-OM

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Are You A Literary Snob?


How many of you will honestly admit if you are a literary snob? Do you look down on bad writing? Do you ever consider “why” the writing may be bad or do you instead immediately chalk it up to human laziness and move on?

Many people are very stingy with their space and what more important space is there than their blog space. Unless your writing is impeccable people generally won’t share your work. They have to feel it is at least equal or better than what they can personally do. That isn’t a bad thing and setting a high bar for yourself, what you read, and what you share is admirable in many ways.

There is a reason I don’t follow this line of thinking though. English is my second language technically and I took speech therapy as a child to learn how to pronounce TH, CH, and SH in the English language. Koreans don’t have those sounds and they are completely foreign to us… hence the accents. Because of my “second class” feeling in regards to not only this language, but also this culture and the people here, I developed an image of myself. That image was never a writer and I never once presented that ability to the world until very late in life. Suffocating who you are because you are ashamed of your handicaps is no way to live. It is no way to dream.

I share posts and blogs willingly even when the writing isn’t perfect. Even when there are grammatical errors or punctuation sins all over the board. Honestly who am I to judge? My punctuation and grammar are two of my weakest writing skills. I consider them handicaps in many ways rather than actual skills. I appreciate that people are pushing themselves to do something that they enjoy, even if their pen is still being honed. We are all here for our own reasons and whether those reasons are to practice to make perfect or just to release words into the air they are all the same to me. They are all building blocks towards something. I have had people and even teachers attempt to beat me down. They belittled my writing and told me to “pick a different hobby.” I know how horrible that feels and I would never attempt to make anyone feel the way I felt back then.

I am snobbish about many things in life. I am not snobbish when it comes to writing. I do not read people’s work and think “man that is horrible,” unless it is obvious laziness is the dividing factor. I find it amusing when people are literary snobs and have nothing to be proud of themselves. Where do such people get off? I guess we all have our quirks. Being a literary snob is just not one of mine.

-OM

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Best Free Blogging Platforms


Opinionated Man:

And you added a list of blogging platforms too! Very helpful info man and thanks for sharing! -OM
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Got ya! There are ten free blogging platforms, or were. Square Space is now charging money for that service. The truth is, there is only one free blogging platform, that has all of the tools, service, and people willing to read your blog.

Figured out which one that might be? Tumblr is free. There is quite a community there. Lots of people share their posts, and there are a lot of blogs to check out there, but….

I don’t really care for the format, layout, themes, and I have yet to experience what kind of service they have to offer. I started a blog there to see if there was any more traffic on that platform. The sad truth is, you have to go to all of the other blogs to get people to check you out.

Gee, that’s no different than here at WordPress. Blogger has a system very…

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For Men Only – Women and the All Inclusive (Yet Exclusive) “We”


Men I am looking for some comradery over this issue and I know some people have to feel me on this topic. Do any of you have a wife, girlfriend, or significantly insignificant “other” that likes to use those “we sentences” when referring to daily chores or things that need to be done? Isn’t that shit annoying as hell? Don’t know what I mean? Allow me to provide some golden examples.

“Shouldn’t WE clean the gutters on the roof?” Where is the “we” when you get to the top of that mountain? Wouldn’t it be nicer just to hear it said straight out? “Hey YOU get YOUR fat ass up there and clean that shit!”

“We should conquer the world… you go ahead and get started.” Well that sounds pretty self-explanatory.

“We should landscape our yard. I’ll go buy you some tools!” Gee… get me a gun instead so I can just end my misery.

“We should talk.” [Cricket orgy in the background as she waits for YOU to talk]

“We have some problems to discuss.” Actually she means YOU have some fucking problems to fix NOW asshole! Or your ass is grass!

“We discussed this already.” She talked to you while you were watching the game and now expects you to remember every minute detail.

“We should start exercising more.” You look like a fat slob. Fix that shit.

I may come back and add to this list because I think it is important for us “men” to understand the true meaning behind women and the things they utter. I told you I could write for cosmo. I should use “cricket orgy” more often. I like it.

-OM

~Guest Authors Wanted~


I am again hacking at the rather long list of “guest authors and bloggers” that have submitted their names for consideration. Please check your emails for invites if I have reached out to you via email. I will definitely rely on some guest posts over this next couple weeks while I attend to moving and house work. If you are at all interested in guest posting for this website please send your information and blog link to aopinionatedman@gmail.com.

If you are curious how guest posting is done here please visit this link.

Please be aware that I get more spam than anyone could imagine. Ensure your email is recognizable from spam. Thanks.

Note: 18 years and older please to participate.

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust

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