Great Bloggers and Networking Opportunities! – Part 1

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Here are some of the great bloggers I interact with daily. Add them to your list and grow your network with other responsive bloggers! -OM Mark Reynolds – http://any1mark66.wordpress.com/ Katy – https://walkerkaty0.wordpress.com/ Stomperdad – https://allinadadswork.wordpress.com/ #Maesha – Ms Nightshade – http://msnightshade.wordpress.com/ Swo8 – https://swo8.wordpress.com/ CC – http://www.ccchanel41.wordpress.com/ Gary – http://www.skipahsrealm.com/ Alvernon – http://embracenerdythings.com/ willowdot21 – https://willowdot21.wordpress.com/ Br Andrew EFO – […]

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Awkward Moments

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1 – When you see your new girlfriend suddenly on America’s Most Wanted and she just went in the kitchen to get the “special cookies” she just made for you. 2 – That moment when you turn around to meet your brother’s surprise new wife… the girl from Vegas last year. 3 – Those times where it wasn’t a fart and you are […]

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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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Manila Folder

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Can I stuff my life into a folder of manila? Hoping for a life so vanilla. Hoping to forget a life I can’t remember. Trying to forget that one December. One day I may burn this file. And cry as the smoke shoots up a mile. Burning me and the place I want to be. Finally living and forgetting how […]

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Selling Books Through Social Media – HarsH ReaLiTy

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I get a lot of emails asking for help from bloggers seeking to market their books better online. Often authors create blogs because their publisher tells them they must. Today’s market requires a person to prove they have a potential audience before someone will invest money into you. That makes sense to me considering everyone wants to be an author of […]

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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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Another Meeting – HarsH ReaLiTy

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Confidential – Boardroom Transcription April 15th, 2015 Denver, Colorado Location: Top floor – Tower of Evil Bored: “What are we doing here again? I was having fun watching ice melt downstairs.” Sarcasm: “Mr. Bossman has more supposedly important shit to tell us. He obviously hasn’t heard of email.” Jason: “I heard that sarcastic. I thought I intentionally didn’t invite you […]

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Confidential – Boardroom Transcription

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Confidential – Boardroom Transcription Denver, Colorado Location: Top floor – Tower of Evil This is a record of the board meeting which took place in HarsH RealiTy Corporate on December 27th, 2013. All notes and references are marked as business secure and cannot be distributed outside of the company without specified permission. Failure to comply will result in your bones being […]

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A Writer’s Contemplation

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I am the last person that should preach on self-doubt. I have enough of it to share with the world and then some. Perhaps that is why I should speak on self-doubt because of my own experiences with it. I have finished very few things of meaning in my life. Some of that is due to motivation and attention disorders, […]

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Tracing my past

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I could trace my past all day. Drawing question marks in the sand. Rewriting history so many times over in an attempt to understand what happened. Does it ever really help? I could trace the lines of your name. But would I ever know you any better? Rewriting words that will forever be a mystery to me. In a language […]

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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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Gifts of a Stranger

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Gifts of a stranger, a nameless man who in some societies would be called my father. A man I have never met, and yet I receive a gift from him every day it seems. With the coming of age comes the revealing of his face. I see it in the mirror, even if I have never dreamed it. My hand […]

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Shattered Glass

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Shards of a broken heart create stepping stones from Eastern coast. They create a path that leads back home, but where is home to those that were abandoned? As I tenderly step across the white tipped waves I see myself reflected in cacophonous imagery. I am overwhelmed by each step as I live a lifetime in each moment. What could […]

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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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The Killing Field

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The children run and play amongst the broken bones. Roses grow and butterflies fly above our fallen foes. We cannot escape as much as we turn from the past. Our feet shuffle and toes squish amongst the fallen ash. Tears of the dead have watered those many oaks. They pull in each drop as the rag does soak. And with each […]

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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 – 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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A Writer’s World

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I live my life writing scenes mentally. For the longest time that was life for me, living with one foot in reality and the other foot dipped in ink. My journey and tales would be recorded in various colored notebooks that I secreted away in my “not so secret” bottom drawer. Without an outlet I could never fully recharge at […]

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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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Kamsahamnida

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Thank you for giving me so much to hate you for. It keeps me warm in the night when my heart begins to feel the bite of loneliness. I hang upon the sky the only Korean word that won’t die. Kamsahamnida. The only word I know, the only word I still cry. Thank you on the nights when I think […]

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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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A Story of Two Rings

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I have been asked only three times the story behind my two rings. Most males, obviously, wear only one ring. The second ring is not an engagement ring; it is actually a second wedding ring. I have lost 2 wedding rings in my life. One was due to… circumstance. The other fell off my finger at my old job. I […]

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Book Cover – Draft 1

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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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Blogging Tip 309

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Rescheduling or respinning posts is an effective way to share articles people may have missed. When you reschedule a post by altering the published date in the quick edit or edit screen it will place your post on your follower’s readers. It will also place it on the overall WP reader according to your tags. Here is a tip. Because […]

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Adding HarsH ReaLiTy To Your WordPress Reader!

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Danny from http://www.dreambigdreamoften.co/ shared a helpful tip for adding my new self-hosted blog to your reader. He suggested the below steps! “If you copy Jason’s URL you can create a List in Reader and add his url to that list.  I do so for Self-Hosted bloggers and am able to keep up with their posts easier because I can read and comment […]

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Journal Entry .1

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You may wonder why this journal entry is numbered .1. It is a simple reflection of the feeling I have right now as I rub the eagerness from my eyes. I haven’t felt this energetic about blogging for over a year and I am surprised at the renewed vigor I have received. It is directly related to feeling like I […]

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My Life

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What do you think about when I catch you thinking all alone. Do you contemplate your “haves” or your “have nots.” Do you feel the love I send to you with all my heart. A love so strong it moves the tips of the grass in waves as it washes over your reality. Can you hear the beating of my […]

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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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Adopting Yourself – Part 1

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The ironic part about being an adoptee is that the first and final steps of our lives are the same. Just as we must accept being adopted in the first place, we must also accept ourselves for who we are in the end. That acceptance, that journey, can take a lifetime to occur and not all adoptees ever fully accept […]

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The Beautiful Weed

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Someone said you were bad, not worth keeping around. Your single flower droops, letting me know that you heard their unkind words. They were jealous, do not mind them, they tried to grow a cactus and thought there would be flowers. They are ashamed that something that is free, such as yourself, could possibly outshine a forty dollar rose. And […]

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Thank You Lori for Sponsoring HarsH ReaLiTy!!!

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I got an offer out of the blue yesterday from a reader to sponsor this website for a year. Lori was kind enough to pay for this site to be hosted for a year. I’ll of course promote her site and blog, which you can find at http://lorieb.com/ by the way, when I can. Since I no longer am on […]

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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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Windows and Mirrors

I see a social media of hanging windows and mirrors. Brief glimpses into the lives of some, reflections of the moment from others. Represented by cookie cut square images, we are how we portray ourselves to the world. Photos spinning in the wind chased by the concerns of the daily. We present dots waiting to be connected, tiny bubbles of light that represent […]

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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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