“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

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254 thoughts on ““Why I am unfollowing you OM”

  1. I hate those people who tell you they no longer going to follow you. As if we all in grade school and every day we not friends. Blogs are personal they voice what you think, simple if some one feels they don’t like they can unfollow. I have no idea why the need to tell you, that they will be un following because of what you write. As if you should change your blog based on the unhappiness of others.

    So chin up because I read your blog.. ( I’m not famous) but I count… hahaha

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  2. Ha ha! there is no such thing as bad press. I would have to read your views on Abortion but you would have to be a real Trump for me to unfollow you. If you have differing views to me that makes you interesting. Keep up the good work whether you are Pro life or pro abortion. 😀

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  3. ”Wait, did someone actually make me President?!? I have been waiting for so long!!! Move over Obama.” Bwahahahah your replies are just hilarious, I hope you really write those back!
    And, thanks for giving me a laugh every time I roam around here!
    Have a great day,
    Greta

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  4. I’m going to make reading your blog a hazing rite for my new movement Problematic Feminism. If they figure out it’s just some vagina-less individual writing opinions that no way impede anything they do real life, they’re in. But if they say it’s an oppressive micro-aggression, they’re excluded from beer-pong dick joke movie night FOREVER.

    And if they point out having a vagina to have opinions on women’s issues can be read as trans-exclusive they get first dibs on the hash brownies. 🙂

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  5. As a matter of fact, there are opinions of yours that I don’t agree with but come on, everyone’s entitled to their own opinions. They have the right to think what they want.
    I wouldn’t complain about being “offended” by the fact that you could think for yourself in your own way.
    :/

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  6. So ridiculous, actually makes me laugh. One time a person wrote me a long email because I missed a comma and he said it took from the piece immensely.

    I think your great, do what the F you want

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  7. Keep on offending!! I would rather have the truth and be offended then a lie and not know where i stand. At least I don’t have to guess and be disappointed when I found out you really hated what I said or stood for.

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  8. Well said Jason … People do love to complain about how offended they are !

    I’ve had most of these plus plenty more …

    Thanks for the reblog om the other post, I’m a little behind on comments, as usual 🙂

    D

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  9. I feel so bad for you that I just had to do something so as of right now, I’m unfollowing everybody but you. It could take a while before it goes into effect, however, because that’s an awful lot of really long, hate-filled, pointless, nonsensical, long-winded letters I’ll have to write explaining to all these other folks just why I’m unfollowing them. Maybe you could help me with that? Lol.

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  10. I can’t deal with you lol. I have laughed way too much for one day and my abs are on fire. Let me actually do some work. Distracting me and stuff. I’ll be back tomorrow. (More like when I get home and my laughter can’t disturb anyone but my mother.)

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  11. You know what I don’t get… Why email someone to tell them you are unfollowing them? If you don’t like what someone writes just click the unfollow button and move on. Why does there need to be an announcement?!

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  12. I like opinoated and that is why I followed you. However, considering you are following me (assuming that you are doing so due to the content), you are not so anti-women as those comments say.

    Always fun to receive these emails hoping it will put you, a person they never met and assume they know all about, in the right place… the energy people put into that is strange. They should put energy into something more… constructing. But that is my opinion 😉

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  13. It baffles me why they would spend so much effort to send emails telling you why they unfollowed your blog. Just, why?
    On a side note, this post was funny, especially the Obama one XD

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  14. After reading your post. I am like “Whatever”. If I have to like and agree with every posts other bloggers write, I will have to read ONLY my own blog. These people just want others to please them and write things they want to read. Can’t we agree to disagree?

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  15. I love your uninhibited ramblings! You go boy! And it is very funny indeed that people should bother emailing you to unfollow 🙂 it’s like writing to a author to tell him you’re not going to buy their book

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  16. I got my very first negative comment the other day. Someone wanted to make sure they let me know that they don’t agree with me or what my husband is doing for our country. I thought, “Eh. Oh, well.” 🙂 They can try to rain on my parade, but the thing is that I have a big umbrella…..so I’m good. ALSO, I’ve been trying to take your advice on following lots of blogs, and I’m reaping the rewards of doing so. Plus, I’ve found so many like minded people with good blogs. So thank you! I went from 217 to 230 this week, and I’m excited b/c I spend all day teaching little boys and cooking, so I don’t get much computer time. Thanks again!

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  17. >I love how the women out there who tell men not to talk about women’s issues because they’re not female are often also the women who talk about men’s (lack of) issues as if they know men better than men do.
    >The abortion comment is interesting… How exactly is someone (like OM) having a contrary view on abortion (or anything, really) to you depriving you of your 1st Amendment rights again?
    >I tend to find that people who aren’t able to earn the respect they think they deserve try instead to bully them into it by saying things like, ‘I’m a woman! Respect me!’, or, ‘I’m black! Respect me!’. Respect is not something one is entitled to but something one must earn.
    >As for the last comment: Politically correct speech isn’t what is being protected by Freedom of Speech. It’s the politically incorrect speech that needs protection, for obvious reasons. Not being able to say something that you feel absolutely needs to be said is an affront to Freedom of Speech.
    ***************************
    Anyway.. another awesome post, OM.
    Cheers!

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  18. This amazes me that people take that time to write something that’s supposed to make another feel bad!!! I don’t understand what’s the point when the recipient simply doesn’t give a $@@” 😏 Keep on rocking your blogs. I read them and I’m now catching up with commenting. 😊

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  19. I’m unfollowing you because you respect people with names and not because you’re obligated. Also, you’re too honest. I don’t like my delusions being shattered. And not that you need to know this, but I’ll tell you anyhow: i really have to go to the bathroom. Number 2, as it were.

    I jest, of course. All but that last bit.

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  20. Great to have opinions, and I love controversial ones, but when my reader gets filled with 50 Harsh Reality posts every hour, I do find that it tends to end up sounding like… wah-wah-wah-wah-wah…like someone is trying to shuv spam down my throat….just my opinion…

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  21. It’s pretty rare that I actually want to read something someone else has written or just simply want to listen to something someone else has to say. I love that you post a lot, because it’s almost always something I want to read and hear about! It makes me laugh every time! Being offensive is often times funny…I like funny things.

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  22. You know what? Excuse me for getting on my soapbox here, but I have had it with people and there offensive nature. Everything offends everybody, I’ve never seen such a nation of sissies! These people should really unsubscribeto life if they disagree with how people do things or have a different opinion. Seems people have yet to let the art of agreeing to disagree and leave it there. This sissy mentality is everywhere I turn! It’s amazing how many people wear their emotions on their sleeves. People are really made of one ply tissues paper. Okay, I’m off my soapbox now. Have a great day OM.

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  23. Reblogged this on Toward the within… and commented:
    Wow…It’s been a while since I’ve been on–I didn’t realize that having your own opinion would generate such animosity. I think that it’s important to remember that what someone has to say has little to do with you and words only have the meaning that we bring to them. Really, at the end of the day, does it really make sense to have someone else’s expressed thoughts consume so very much of your emotional capital?
    Are you really willing to make such a investment in your unproductive perception that then produces ‘negative’ feelings that prompt you to take ‘negative’ actions? Invest in positive emotions by maintaining productive perceptions, i.e. looking for the best in yourself and the world around you. Look for the ‘positive’ in what someone is saying or doing, rather than seeking the ‘negative’, which will only leaving you emotionally in the red.

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  24. i thought these people here wanted to apologize. turns out they wanted to make you feel miserable… haha, probably they forgot that v hav the right to choose what we want to feel 😛

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  25. Hilarious! Some people have far too much time on their hands and are exceptionally touchy. (And that’s just my Greek relatives!). I have received various comments from people who are so PC that they must be physically exhausted from having to keep up the pretence. Carry on offending I say! Someone has to take a stand!

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  26. hehe those are pretty funny. Well, Idk what they are talking about because I find your blog interesting like always. Keep doing your thing. Someone is always going to get their jimmies rustled for not apparent reason.

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  27. I actually stopped unfollowing you, only because of the many posts… Until I actually read them (this one in particular). And since this is a blog, you have most certainly succeeded in gaining interest, though sometimes controversial

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  28. Your responses to these emails are absolutely hilarious! It seems like you have a great personality which makes your articles so much more appealing. So ignore those retarded emails and continue to post great articles. Love your blog by the way!

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  29. I’m so sick of people being “offended”. I had a friend inform me the other day that she was highly offended because I asked if she “really had no insight on this?” Yup. THAT earned me a rather snotty email. People really need to get over themselves.

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    • lol, it is pretty funny how offended people get. I personally hate being around anyone that I feel I have to walk on egg shells around. I mean we have to do that all day at work… why should we enslave ourselves to that 24/7?

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  30. I can’t even be bothered to read this post. If I ever unfollow you I won’t even be bothered to tell you. I’m a busy man. Now, get back to the massage you idiot.

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  31. Your flagrant and disrespectful… And this post is blatant proof. I love it. Keep up the excellent work. You are an inspiration.

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  32. In your opinion (naturally) OM, what is the power of offense and does it relate to change? Is offense a means of getting a message or barb through a thick protective skin. or does it serve some internal psychological purpose or even compensation? I know many blogs that set out to offend. each with their own goal – freedom of speech, psychic vampirism, desire for conflict, fuel for the ego – what is yours? I believe offense is an art form – what about you?

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  33. SOOOO funny!! I enjoy your blog, even if I don’t always agree 100%. It would be really boring if everyone on earth had the same opinions about everything. Different people are going to have different opinions, and apparently a lot of people can’t handle that. But at least it makes for some entertaining emails! LOL

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  34. Wait, are these like, real emails or are you just joking? Cause if your not then my little mind is blown, telling you that your “opinionated” is as redundant as calling me “mad”. Your name has a warning in it, plus your site is called. . AHarshReality so…..case closed, some people are just idiots.🙈🙉🙊

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  35. You made me smile reading this post. Sounded like many strange people out there, nothing better to do but to pick on things and some or most not even be correct. ummmmmm…. thanks to them and OM for sharing… BIG SMILE.

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  36. What? People write you insulting emails before hitting the unfollow button? This can only mean that WordPress need to install flashing lights and instant emails to you to save them the trouble of letting you know they’ve gone.

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  37. I was directed to your blog by someone who said you were (even) more opinionated than I am…which is plainly wrong. I have yet to read a post of yours that is at all insulting or overly opinionated – you are pretty polite too – much more than I am. (Although I admit I’m mostly offensive/opinionated in speech rather than writing. When I write, I have more time to look at what I have said!) Step up to the mark chum…live up to your name. Or maybe you made up those comments “sent” to you email…to give yourself something to write about…

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  38. I find this article highly offensive, and am therefore unfollowing you.
    Of course I’m kidding! It’s kind of like those people who go to known nude beaches and then get offended by what they see! If you don’t wish to see naked people, don’t go walking at your local nudist colony. People are strange. Plus, you’re right about things that need to be said not being said because everyone’s so afraid of offending someone.

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  39. You have a tough skin. But I guess you need to when you put your opinions out there. I get amazed at some of the emails you receive. I would have to sit down with wine and tissue. haha

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