A Review: Opinionated Man – Harsh Reality
Jason Cushman is a proud Asian man who literally doesn’t give a fuck. In his own words:
“My goal with this blog is to offend everyone in the world at least once with my words… so no one has a reason to have a heightened sense of themselves. We are all ignorant, we are all found wanting, we are all bad people sometimes.”
He posts what he feels, when he wants, and in a very unique style in the blogging community. It is the primary reason why he stands out – his blogging style is specifically his own.
His blog, Harsh Reality, directly encourages bloggers to consistently interact with each other and he frequently features guest posts by other bloggers to promote this ambition. His, “WordPress Meet and Greet” is another example of attempting to get bloggers to actually interact with each other and based on the feedback he has gotten, I’d say its been very successful.
The most important message I have seen reflected from Cushman is admonishing of fellow bloggers to carve out their own unique style. If you desire an actual breath of fresh air and a writing style that you won’t see elsewhere, his blog is a must follow. (I’ve been following him for several months now.)
Let’s get real. In today’s blogging world, many bloggers are still very afraid from posting what they actually think because of possible backlash from dissident opinions. Jason doesn’t care and he shouldn’t. Disagreements are an inevitable part of daily life and that is manifested to even more of an extent online and in the blogging world. Remember, life goes on.
Usually there is very little moderation on his blog in a direct attempt to promote feedback – something I applaud. State your piece, and he will state his. One of my personal favorites is, “Women are Crazy (The way to lose your female readers)” . The original post of it had over 2k comments. It’s yet again evidence that when it comes to blogging, all publicity is good publicity.
I highly suggest his blog for people who are looking to improve their own as he won’t bullshit you with “easy steps”. There is no shortcut for the time investment and gradual building of your blogging network – something he has repeatedly pointed out.
A quick golden rule for bloggers: Don’t spam and selfishly promote on others blogs if you wouldn’t approve of it happening on your own. Opinionated Man’s, “WordPress Meet and Greet” however is an opportunity for all of us to self-promote in the right way. Try it some time.