Life tip

You can’t just turn everything to make it tighten. You think you can because… righty tighty lefty loosey.

That doesn’t always work for things like a hand towel holder that sudden rattles because it is coming off the holder. You’d think you would just tighten the damn thing by turning it multiple times till it stops turning. Duh.

If only life were so easy.

Unfortunately this doesn’t work. It also doesn’t work on one of the handles for a toilet paper roll holder. That problem too, the handle jiggles ugh, will not resolve itself by just freaking turning it a few times.

Upon closer inspection… and I won’t tell you what I was doing when I found this tip out, but apparently little gnomes inserted small screws at the base of the holders that you have to take off to access a back screw that is holding the handle and holders in place! This screw is so small it is obviously made in the world of PainInMyAss…

Long story long, I fixed two home projects. What did you do this week?

-Opinionated Man

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Meet and Greet

I want to remind people that my Meet and Greet thread is always open!

Bloggers come and go, but if you are truly looking for new connections this link to my M&G is worth exploring. Best of luck to the networkers and bloggers out there, I appreciate the grind.

https://aopinionatedman.com/2018/06/19/wordpress-meet-and-greet-3-all-bloggers-welcome/

-OM

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Blogging 104 – Following bloggers

No.

Not actually “following” their blog.

Literally following the virtual trail they’ve left… then sliding around them as you slip into their domain.

I do it all the time. It’s the easiest way to find new blogs, but it takes a certain type of blogger to make these types of connections.

You see most bloggers examine everything too closely.

“Well why did that person like my post?”

“Well why did they like only one…”

“Is it even a real person?”

“What real person calls themselves Fuckadoodle?”

“Can’t be a real blogger… must be a bot.”

Instead of going to “meet and greet” they are examining why the world turns as the world turns around them.

Me on the other hand, I take connection opportunities for what they are worth. A random blogger drops a like, even just one, and I’m hovering my app… I’ll sneak over. I’ll go through their door since it’s open… they left it open when they visited my website.

And I’ll see that it is indeed a real person, often a new blogger. I’ll normally tap on their shoulder in some way and I’ll say “hey, I saw you pass by and wanted to return the favor.” Another connection is made and that’s how you get to 100,000 subscribers if that’s really your goal. That’s how you build whatever it is you want to build.

It’s that simple and it doesn’t matter the size of your media reach. If you aren’t going to grind it out, you won’t ever sustain growth in this game.

-Opinionated Man

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Ok let me explain

I didn’t break the books intentionally.

And no… I don’t bend the spine to break it in half.

My books are missing covers because I read them thousands of times.

Ok there was the one I dropped in the tub while reading, but that’s rarely happened I swear.

I have a problem with branching out. It isn’t some hidden genius illness either, I just have four authors I love and I have reread their books over and over since I was 13. I have a hard time adding to my list.

So no… I didn’t kill those books.

-OM

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