Pay It Forward Blogging – A HarsH ReaLiTy

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When I first started on WordPress I noticed very little community. Blogging 101 wasn’t invented yet, the prompts you see frequently now around the blogosphere hadn’t been thought of, and bloggers were busy finding the newest way to corral followers by giving out endless awards. People wrote in the night, artists still painted, bloggers still grumbled about a lack of […]

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Jason You Are In Trouble!!!

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One of my clearest experiences of being in trouble was an unfortunate incident as a child when I got caught lying to my parents. In my defense if parents didn’t ask so many questions there would be a far less likely chance of me telling a lie as a child. More questions means a greater percentage that I might “bend” the truth […]

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Seasons Come And Go

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Seasons come and go. They leave like acquaintances that never became friends. I watch them part from my second floor window. Through tears of rain and falling snow I watch them as they go, and come and go again. Sometimes I long. For a season of May with lavish black hair so very fair. A forgotten September who never texts me […]

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My Online Community – Part 1

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Ritu – https://butismileanyway.wordpress.com/ orbb80 – https://orbbsfashion.wordpress.com/ Deb – http://debwashere.wordpress.com/ Dominique – https://jacquemardcollections.wordpress.com/ Thumbup – https://juststuffifoundontheinternet.wordpress.com/ beautybeyondbones – http://anorexiarevealed.wordpress.com/ Souldiergirl – http://www.souldiergirl.com/ whimsical90 – http://whimsical90.wordpress.com/ lexborgia – http://lexborgia.wordpress.com/ Kunal Thakore – https://randomrantsruminationsramblings.wordpress.com/ jilldennison – http://jilldennison.wordpress.com/ Diana – http://toastandteatogether.wordpress.com/ Akhila – https://wordsandnotion.wordpress.com/ LindaGHill – http://lindaghill.com/ Linda Lee – https://healmycomplexptsd.wordpress.com/ Belinda Crane – https://belindacrane.wordpress.com/ anroworld – https://anroworld.wordpress.com/ pseudonymous – https://consciousnesscreatesreality.wordpress.com/ Aarya – https://thefreebird.wordpress.com/ jacquelineobyikocha – http://acookingpotandtwistedtales.wordpress.com/ navigator1965 – https://navigator1965.wordpress.com/ YesterdayAfter – http://yesterdayafter.wordpress.com/ mommyx4boys – https://mommyx4boys.wordpress.com/ Diane Brander – https://dianebranderwrites.wordpress.com/ Holistic Wayfarer – http://holisticwayfarer.com/ #Maesha – Ms Nightshade – http://www.msnightshade.com/ dray0308 – http://dreambigdreamoften.wordpress.co/ Tessa – http://tessacandoit.com/ KG – https://booksmusicandmovies.wordpress.com/ Janice Wald – http://mostlyblogging.com/ Capt Jill – https://captjillsjourneys.wordpress.com/ elementhealing – https://elementhealing.wordpress.com/ amommasview – https://amommasview.wordpress.com/ davebarclay1954 – https://barclaydave.wordpress.com/ […]

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Gambling, Bad Decisions, a Deer, and My Poor Eclipse

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Disclaimer: Language “Four Kings,” the man said with a sneer in my direction as he immediately began to greedily scoop up the numerous poker chips in front of him. “Motherfucker…” I mumbled as I reluctantly got up from the poker table. A small Asian man scurried over to quickly take my seat before my second ass cheek was even out […]

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Disqus – Feedback Wanted!

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I removed the WordPress comment section and installed Disqus. The notifications weren’t working and jetpack was acting janky… so I removed it as a comment feature altogether. You should now receive notifications when people respond to you in the future. This is a “must have” feature that I must have working. Hopefully disqus works better than the plugin I was […]

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Online Friendship and Loyalty

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I won’t apologize for having people like me online. That isn’t a crime and no one should feel guilty for having a “larger subscriber number” than someone else. People will try to make you feel badly for it though and will try to discredit your support with trendy words like “fandom.” If people gain fans online it is normally due […]

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Small Time Bloggers

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I often have people say to me “thanks for helping us small time bloggers out.” We are all bloggers here. If you blog you are a blogger. Your audience size has nothing to do with what you call yourself. If it does I missed that memo. I don’t consider my blog large. My subscriber number is growing, but the thing […]

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Clearly I See

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Crisp, the morning air almost hurts for me to breath. I blow fog with each breath I take. It is cold, cold and wet; I feel the damp grass slowly soaking my wool jacket. Above a bird of some type circles. He cries, whether for food or for his mate, I know not. I only know he is free. Soaring, […]

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HarsH ReaLiTy Meeting 3.0

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Location: a dive bar (how the hell did we end up at a local dive bar??? Help!) Time: Between the hand that is blurry and the blurry thing next to it. Reason: Jason made us. Angry: Who Picked This Fucking Place??? Where the hell are we? Is this… is this a fucking dive bar? Holy shit the name isn’t even […]

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Changing Lanes

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I find myself coasting lately and I dislike it. The middle lane is for coasting, the right lane is for the slow pokes, and the left lane is obviously the fast lane. This is the lane where the speeders dwell, the ones that know where they are headed in life. They zip past those in the other two lanes and […]

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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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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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Google+ Group: Social Networkers

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I started a community tonight on Google + called “Social Networkers.” I will use this community to bounce ideas around with people on networking, social media, seo, traffic, and site growth. If you are interested in joining the group please use the link below! Thanks! https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/104042776816946301210 -Opinionated Man Jason C. Cushman @smokendust

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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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~!Share a Post!~

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

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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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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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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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