It is Saturday evening and I just found out that someone that I looked up to in the blogging community has shut his site down and retired. Jason Cushman was Opinionated Man or OM and operated the Harsh Reality blog, http://aopinionatedman.com/ . What most do not know is he basically launched my site into popularity. What I know about networking and growing my blog, I learned from Jason’s site.
WordPress is not a better place now that Opinionated Man has shut down. My blog life is not better without OM. I am saddened to hear the news and will miss seeing Harsh Reality on my Reader.
When I first started in November, I reached out to many bloggers that did not give me the time of day. But Jason followed me and commented with advice and suggestions to do my job better. He was there when no one else was. He reblogged me to help grow my audience and singlehandedly catapulted me into a larger audience.
I will forever be appreciative and grateful to Opinionated Man for his help.
This is my tribute. OM, you may be gone, but I will never forget.