Opinionated Man Didn’t Want Me!

I’ve been rejected.  Yes, you got that right.  When I learned that CookieCakes had been invited by Opinionated Man to guest post on his site, and that she was unable to do so because of her job hunting, I decided to step in and sent OM the following email and draft post.  He refused to publish it, giving me some load of crap about having to go over to his house to do it myself.  How naïve does he think I am?

Here’s the email and the post – you decide if it would have been worth of posting on the Opinionated Man site.




By Not Cordelia’s Mom


A.  You start off, for whatever reason, because you want to write down your thoughts, but then you get drawn into that whole “how many followers can I get?” trap.  And how many followers do you get?  Zip, nada, zero – for a long, long time.  While much lesser mortals – like, well, Opinionated Man – have tens of thousands of followers.  How is that right?

B.   Once you do start gathering followers, they often have no idea what your blog is really about. How many times have I seen Cordelia’s Mom’s readers congratulate her on her “mirror blog” – WTF!  I’m here, people – read me!

3.  As the months and years roll by, you come to realize that no one is as talented a blogger as you are, and yet so many others are recognized on the Discover (formerly, Freshly Pressed) page. But then you also realize that you wouldn’t want to be lumped in with all those inferior people anyway, and you just stop reading that particular page.

IV.  Eventually, you gain enough readers to be a recognized blogger. Other bloggers begin commenting on your posts, linking to your posts, re-blogging your posts, asking you to guest post for them – and heaven forbid,  maybe even asking to meet you in person!  Who needs that grief?

And the absolute worst is: Despite all of the foregoing, you keep on blogging anyway. Addiction is hell.


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21 Responses to Opinionated Man Didn’t Want Me!

  1. Reblogged this on and commented:
    “Discover” page sounds so much more community oriented! 😂😉
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  2. LOL! Too funny. 🙂 Thanks for the smile!

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  3. I never pay attention to ‘Freshly Pressed’. The name sounds too much like ‘poppin fresh’ which reminds me of the day I slipped in a pool of melted butter and twisted my ankle.

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  4. Reblogged this on Art by Rob Goldstein and commented:
    OM is the center of gravity and the source of all things…Thank you OM!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. So, all I have to do to get featured on that damned Cushman’s blog is complain and be a woman and he’ll relent, is that it? Oh, and find his correct email address to send bombs to…wait, there’s a top ten list on this topic… when I’m feeling manic enough to write one.

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  6. Trent Lewin says:

    Well I don’t know who this opinion guy is or why he won’t publish you, but I for one think you’re funny dude.


  7. Paul says:

    You go Girl!

    Liked by 1 person

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