Why I Blog on WordPress

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Can I help you to smile when smiling has become unpopular. Allowing you some respite from the struggle we all share in our own way. I extend a virtual hand because it is virtually effortless to do. Caring to see if care is needed and showing concern where concern has become extinct. Can you feel the want that comes from […]

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The Color of My Words

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Do the color of my words matter? Would you read them better if I dressed them in white or black? Combining the passion of the moment with the honesty of my pen. I color my words blindly just as I color all of you. Do you appreciate my attempt? Or instead do you hate the shade that I chose. I […]

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Frozen tears

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Frozen tears, I will not cry. Instead I’ll smile as I watch you die. Parting clouds I see them not. Warm hole instead, I hope you rot. Hate saved for a better cause. Smiling as I watch you fall. Taking pleasure in another’s pain. How I love the falling rain. Melt my frozen tears today. Let them fall on their […]

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Perfect Imperfections

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I love your perfect imperfections. How easily you stand out against the normal black and white of beauty. I love even more how you seem to love yourself. How your self-love is not anchored to anyone else’s approval. Instead you approve yourself each morning and that confidence shows. How it shows. Love your perfect imperfections. They are uniquely yours. They […]

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Brushing Death’s Door

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I brush my fingers along the metal bar. It says “Press here to Enter,” but still I wait and ponder. I can feel his presence in my fingertips, it does not bring a feeling of sadness or fear. Nor will I pen some overly used quip about a lost lover. Instead I feel a vibration from the door that comes […]

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Today my sun died

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Today my sun died and the earth rushed to take its spot. I walked inflamed by a world on fire that had no clue it was burning. How brightly it burned, flames casting the shadows of my doubt onto a wall of observation I could not ignore. My life became a storybook with pages ready to fall… how they fell. How beautifully […]

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Blogging {Social Networking} – By: OM

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I browse a lot of blogs daily and that is the first part of social networking to me. It can be a chore and hard to force myself to do daily because we all want to reside in the comfort of our own blogs and wait for the loyal to lineup outside. It doesn’t work that way though. It only works […]

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I stopped by your blog today…

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I stopped by your blog today and noticed something off. Curtains hung that matched a different season as snow piled high around the blog you once loved. I thought at first you had built an igloo to comfort yourself while creating word strings in the night. But it was not so. Instead I heard with alarming clarity my own voice […]

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Blogging – Be Responsive

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I think the most important thing with “blogging” is to be responsive. I understand of course we are all here for our own reasons. We all have goals for our blogs. Some are here to share, some to care, some to sell, some to promote, and some simply to spill our thoughts and minds. I have my reasons for logging […]

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10 Reasons I Would Quit Blogging

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The Justice League finally accepts me as a member. North Korea kidnaps me. And then makes me Emperor. WordPress makes me a member of their Freshly Pressed staff. Wait… never mind. That really isn’t a moon up there. The Broncos accept me on as Peyton Manning’s backup. People find out who I really am. My robotic arms stop working. My […]

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The Tone of my Fingers

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What is the tone of your writing? Do you feel it in your fingers? Sometimes I feel like my ten digits write the sound of my heart. I allow them free reign upon the playing field of my keyboard. The taps of the keys lessen the stress I feel in my shoulders. My body looks to my fingers for guidance, […]

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WordPress Meet and Greet – All Bloggers Welcome!

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One of the best posts I ever made was the Meet and Greet post on my original blog. I was going to port that link over here, but instead decided a new post was in order for the new place. I’ll keep this on the slider to make it a sticky. All bloggers are welcome to promote their blogs or websites […]

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The Night of the Big Game

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It is a Friday night and I am just now getting ready for the school football game. It is my sophomore year of high school and things have changed somewhat. My friends and I are able to drive, life is a little bit more fun, but the bullying still exists on a frequent occasion. I yell that I am leaving […]

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How the Bottle Drank Me

There was a time in my life when I was an alcoholic. Generally when I share this information people look at me and my youth and instantly shake their head. How can someone so young have ever had a disease that is always given a face of age, grief, and shame? What they see are the walls I have always […]

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vLog – A Book of Triggers Page 1- By: Jason C. Cushman

If I were to imagine a book of life it would best be described as a book of triggers. For what is life other than a slowly revealed circle of need, want, and more need? My book of triggers has always been my journals that I have kept throughout my life. Triggering thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the moment laid […]

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Blogging – To niche or not to niche

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We all blog in our own way and we find what works for us. Some of us seek out like minded bloggers and form communities around our niche. Others, like me, enjoy a wide range of blogs and topics that keep our readers interesting. We freely share our lives and our lives will never belong to a specific category or […]

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Tagging – Spreading the love

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I know everyone by now has read a post on tagging. I have read many of them and I find that sometimes people leave out some key pieces of info. I thought I would share some of the points I think people leave out. Yes, we know by now that you are allowed up to 15 tags per post. These […]

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Blogging – Helping Others

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How many of you help others daily? Why do you do it? Do you gain some personal satisfaction from the act or do you physically feel your halo grow brighter each day? I help bloggers daily because I want to. I get bored easily and I find inspiration from seeing other individuals motivated. I feed off that motivation and also […]

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A Struggle to Feel Accepted

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Sometimes it feels like life is an endless road of wanting to be accepted. After your family it begins when you comprehend the concept of friendship and with it the pain and harsh reality that not everyone has the same amount of friends in the world. For some who find it hard to form bonds on this planet, this realization […]

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One too many times

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I guess something happened where I can’t comment anymore on WordPress. My comments are going straight to spam. I’ve spoken with Akismet twice now and they claim I am not flagged. They are also having me do a test comment. Until it gets fixed I won’t be able to comment on any of your blogs. I’ll be reading though… I […]

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My Thoughts on Moving to Self-Hosting: Part 1

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Many of us wish to get paid to blog and for some of us WordAds on WordPress.com is not an option. We are forced to seek our fame and fortune elsewhere which begins the journey to becoming “self-hosted.” There is a lot of fear behind the idea of going self-hosted and much of that fear is bred from the idea […]

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Daily Denver

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-OM  

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The Day We Killed Jesus

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As I grow older I sometimes catch myself lost in reflection upon specific times of my life. Usually when this happens it is a pain point I am revisiting as I ponder a decision or lack thereof I have made during situations in my past. His name was Josiah. We laughingly called him Messiah because that is funny right? Well […]

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Art For Sale! – Girl On The Purple Couch

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Girl on the Purple Couch Painting Media: Acrylic on Poster Board Artist: See Cushman Price: $350 My wife painted this in High School and it is 22×14 inches. It was one of her favorites. If you are interested in purchasing this piece please reach out to us at aopinionatedman@gmail.com. It will come with a black mat. Jason C. Cushman -Opinionated […]

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~!Share a Post!~

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Feel free and share a post today! All bloggers are welcome! -OM @smokendust

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The Crowd

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2013 Poetry So many faces, how many of them are real? I see so many people with their own voices. Voices filled with curiosity, anger, amusement, sadness, despair, and many other emotions felt by those in the darkness. The darkness is anyone outside my own circle of light; it does not mean those people are in a worse place… it […]

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Taking a Break!

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My eyes hurt. My ass hurts… from this stool I have been sitting on for hours. I may have caused an increase in my blood pressure due to this change, but it is coming along. Finally got “some” things working! I appreciate all the help and patience from many of you. It wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought, nor […]

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A Book of Triggers – Full Active Book

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If I were to imagine a book of life it would best be described as a book of triggers. For what is life other than a slowly revealed circle of need, want, and more need? My book of triggers has always been my journals that I have kept throughout my life. Triggering thoughts, feelings, and emotions of the moment laid […]

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Help on WP subscriber button

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I can’t figure out why the below code keeps creating 6 WP subscriber buttons. I am putting this in a simple TEXT widget… so maybe it needs to go somewhere else? Any help? <a class=”wordpress-follow-button” href=”https://aopinionatedman.wordpress.com” data-show-follower-count=”true” data-lang=”en” data-blog=”https://aopinionatedman.wordpress.com”>Follow HarsH ReaLiTy on WordPress.com <script type=”text/javascript”>(function(d){var f = d.getElementsByTagName(‘SCRIPT’)[0], p = d.createElement(‘SCRIPT’);p.type = ‘text/javascript’;p.async = true;p.src = ‘//widgets.wp.com/platform.js’;f.parentNode.insertBefore(p,f);}(document));</script>

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Site Update

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Ok so I basically am rebuilding from scratch here. This might take a little while! Please be patient! I finally got to the mod settings so your comments won’t be held anymore in queue. I hate that! I still can’t get that dang WordPress subscribe button to work and I am not sure how to place ads other than with […]

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What have you posted recently?

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If you want to share some links, news, or your blog the board is open. I have to clean house for a party tomorrow. None of you are invited. Note: I will catch up on comments soon. Sorry! -Opinionated Man @smokendust 44   

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The Grind

People ask me “when do you work?” I am always working. I got bills to pay with the daily gig and the dream to chase at night. I also have a family to take care of. You do what you do right? It is called the grind. -Opinionated Man @smokendust

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The Daily Opinion – Favorite Blog?

What is your favorite blog? Share the link if you can!

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Share a Post!

I am looking for things to read tonight. Have a post you want to share? Drop the link here! -OM

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Asking for Help – Please Share and Help Me Find My Sister

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I have tried before to locate my sister. I have failed. Part of me wants to never try again. A lot of me hates that part of me. I will try again because there is always a chance she might see this. One can hope. My name is Jason Chandler Cushman and I was born in Pusan, South Korea in […]

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What is Your Blog Link?

Many of you still fail to link your username with your actual blog. If you would like to simply share your blog link here do so. Thanks! -OM @smokendust https://aopinionatedman.com/2015/09/08/wordpress-meet-and-greet-3-all-bloggers-welcome/ https://aopinionatedman.com/2015/09/08/harsh-reality-on-social-media-2/

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