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

@smokendust

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

44.1

@smokendust

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

@smokendust

Stars

There’s something in the stars.

And it’s written from afar.

Another knowing heart.

That’s beaten with yours from the start.

I can see it in the stars.

A whispered shout in the night.

It makes me feel like a Star.

Like someone’s wishing on me tonight.

-OM

@smokendust

44.1

Daily

This Michelle Carter story just kills me.

Basically this girl becomes friends with and gains the trust of a depressed boy. She then coerces him into following through with his depression and attempts at suicide. When he gets scared while killing himself with carbon monoxide poisoning in his car in the garage, she commands him to get back in the car and see the deed done. She manipulates him and tells him his family will understand why he did it. They’d be sad, but they’d move on.

This case was a few years ago and she just got her sentence. 15 months. And she cried.

If everyone in the world had a friend like her half of us would be dead. It only takes a sliver of encouragement to kill yourself when you’ve reached the mark.

What she did was evil. What she did was murder.

I really can’t get over this case, probably because of my own past. I know one thing though!!! I’m glad she wasn’t my girlfriend.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michelle-carter-high-court-upholds-202013952.html

-Opinionated Man

@smokendust