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Back to my roots

“My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.”

-Opinionated Man

Jason C. Cushman

@smokendust

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Tagging

Some of you still aren’t tagging properly.

And you are using twenty or so tags, so I know you are trying.

15 tags total. If you place the post in a category that counts as a tag.

Use 13 tags and a cat to be safe. I was lazy and wrote cat instead of category.

You are all writing these beautiful posts and they are only posting to your personal reader stream when you over tag or don’t tag at all. You miss the general population.

That isn’t where the prisoners are in this case. That is where all the “random readers” come from that can learn to love your blog too!

Learn to tag properly.

This has been a public service announcement from HarsH ReaLiTy.

-OM

Example of some tags I use and sometimes reuse (note: you have to separate a tag with a ,)

blog, blogging, blogger, welcome, wordpress, writing, about, Denver, Colorado, harsh reality, life, love, women

Blogging

I don’t tie myself to any policy on post size. Most of what I post are bite size pieces of me. I love the freedom of being able to post whatever type of content I want on WordPress and restrictions on other sites frustrate me. That is probably why I only use WordPress as my primary platform for now.

I see you all sharing sides of yourself you may not share with the world. The courage to show the sides of you that you might not always be proud of.

Do we fear the spoken word more than the written?

Write and find out.

I do daily. To push ourselves and find ourselves at the same time. I put current and past thoughts to rest with the pressing of a key. It helps me to know that I’ve finally posted about that and can move on.

I tuck those thoughts away in categories only I can save. And each day I write another part of me that becomes this blog.

-OM

@smokendust

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Reblogging

When you reblog a photo blog or photo blog template it places almost all their photos into your reblog. You then have to go back and remove their content or you are now hosting their photos. Even though I remove the comments from reblogs so people have to visit the original to discuss it, this has still posed a problem for me since I started using WordPress.

I’ve been blogging since 2013, started reblogging people in 2015 – now I do it to share the love and share some posts. I don’t want to host your content, like all of us that reblog we are sharing things we find interest in to our own reader list and Reader.

I am going to start deleting the photos connected to the reblog even if it leaves an ugly black box. This will probably decrease the amount I reblog, but I’ve decided against hosting any content “inadvertently” on this blog if I can help it. I’ll keep reblogging though because I know it might bring a smile to someone’s day. Such little effort to spread a little joy… whatever.

Every photo on this blog is mine and I’ll work to remove the photos from the reblogs I’ve done in the past.

-Opinionated Man

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@smokendust

Blogging 101

I wish I’d stop writing these blogging posts as well. Thanks Gary, you can sit down now…

Everyone wants to know what the subscriber number means. This topic is constantly discussed because new people join all the time. If this conversation annoys you switch channels now. Go back to Real House Wives Gary

I’ll explain what mine means.

My blog says that 56,556 are subscribers to it. I’m a stand alone WordPress blog, meaning that number is all WordPress bloggers and doesn’t include other platforms. I love WordPress and WordPress (and the forum bunnies) love me back.

I don’t have 56,556 people that follow my blog. I know that for a fact because a few people are no longer with us and others move on. So how did I get that number if that many people don’t read my posts now?

Effort equals reward. I was working graveyard and had ten hours a night to talk to people from all over the world that were still awake for two years straight. Oddly many of you in the states were still awake as well… do any of you sleep? I was talking to people in India a ton in 2013 and even some middle eastern countries which I’ll admit made me wonder whether I was on some type of list. You can’t blame me for any riots, rebellions, or Springs… World.


I just don’t have the time or energy anymore and it shows in your connections and your reader. How many blogs you can visit and how many posts you can read… I honestly can’t do much of that right now. I don’t visit new bloggers joining WordPress this minute and I once tried to be the first.

I spent 4 years using the reader and tags to find people.


I connected with over 262,999 blogs and from those 55,000 or so connected back. In the grand scale of things those numbers are minuscule to how many blogs there are, how many bloggers are actively out there, and the large platforms that are endorsed and writing daily for the world. I’m a small time blogger, but I enjoy my space.

That’s how easy networking is and these new bloggers have even more platforms to push posts and views to a site to sell your product, book, or make money of views. So to answer the emails, yes it can be done. Do you have the time and energy?

I keep posting because I worked for the platform. It really is that simple. Ask Danny. I have regular readers, just not tens of thousands. There’s Linda, Helga, Bobby, Jimmy, Tom Tom, and Pep to name a couple.

Ok some of those names are made up. I’m so lonely now…

Mostly I have visitors and I still get a lot of those due to exposure. But you work for that as well.

And that is blogging 101 on the subscriber number. Mail your checks to me for the lesson.

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust