I haven’t really had much to say, or blog, and then along comes the critical drinker and just about sums it all up : I have taken the “I am Sparticus” measure of also uploading to my BitChute channel, in … Continue reading Why The Past Matters – The Critical Drinker
The silver lining, the emotional alchemy – as I’ve said a million times on this blog – is they never cease to give me something to blog about, and it’s made me quite popular. If I have the time, or I’m bored, I might even play with them for a while, and then add their details to my blocklist (do not pass go, do not receive $200) Continue reading Can’t You Write Your Own Original Material? Quoting Einstein Has Been Done!
I remember I was quite offended at the time. It was fairly soon after I started my blog in 2014.
Thanks for following my blog. I suppose your blog is an intelligent kind of spam based on the wish of bloggers to let their ego develop on the net.
I have respect for your intelligence and wish you good luck.
(Kind thanks to drwilly of drwillylip.wordpress.com for a most excellent insult)
I came to realise, It’s actually a reasonable comment. A reasonable question to ask oneself. Sometimes criticism may seem harsh, but, it can be some of the best advice one will ever receive.
It’s a question I ask myself when I’m writing or sharing – is what I’m creating enriching people’s experience of life, or am I just creating “Intelligent Spam” ? Am I sharing something people wouldn’t normally see ? Am I distributing information which is interesting ? and so on.
Right here right now we have a certain variety of tree that is in bloom. There’s a sickly sweet aroma of the nectar in the air … and my eyes hurt, my sinuses are stuffy and my skin’s itchy. Eventually … Continue reading Hay Fever
Thanks to Mike, for this little pearl. He’s said better than I, and much more concisely! Continue reading Are You Stupid ? “You Should Know This”
Are corporations the best structures to be running communities ? Or does that just lead to the corporation promoting their own agendas, like “profit for them first, freedom for community members afterwards” ? Continue reading Should Communities Be Run By Corporations ?
This one is of some bird footprints in the sand, taken whilst I’m out on my evening sunset shoot. Enjoy 😀 Our fantastic photos are available … Continue reading Bird Footprints In The Evening Sand
This is on sticky. It’s the “new” and improved DonCharisma.org sharing page …
Please share your work or yourself here (in a comment).
Also find new blogs, friends and connections here 🙂 (blogging tip for you right there)
Something that’s become very apparent to me in running this blog is the need for healthy inter-personal boundaries with others whilst online. I don’t always get it right myself, I am human after all. I do often see others making … Continue reading Healthy Boundaries Online – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I don’t know what I did in my past life to deserve such great feats of assistance from lonely long distance truck drivers and women with “daddy issues”. One thing I can say for sure, is that gratitude is present … Continue reading Attention Seekers – Bad-Boy SEO – Don Charisma’s Opinion
A few new bloggers have been asking me for blogging tips … so here you are … Personally I don’t see other bloggers as competition, so I wouldn’t call researching other blogs as “competitor research” more “colleague research”. Why I … Continue reading How To Blog Like The Best Of The Best – Poweblogger’s SEO
Couple of years or so I’ve been doing this blog. I’ve answered 10000s of comments here, and many more conversations elsewhere on other blogs. So whilst I wouldn’t say I’ve seen everything, I’ve seen a lot of the social side … Continue reading “Constructive” Criticism – Don Charisma’s Opinion
It’s rare that I’m actually interested in receiving advice in first person on my blog. So for a change, something different, I won’t laugh at you for giving me advice in the first person, it’s welcomed on this post. Easy … Continue reading “Hi! Who are you?” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
This turned up in my dashboard under search engine terms … whatever will Google send me next ? Not a “serious” opinion post, SO – feel free to let rip with the humour … unless of course you’re a sexy … Continue reading “sexy women dirt wrestling” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I have a long time female friend who’s dutch, more than 15 years we’ve known each other. She’s the salt of the earth, one of the most likeable people I know. A real ambassador’ese of Dutch and everything Dutch. So … Continue reading Dear Jimmy – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Leaking roof and warm loving hugs OR mansion with a Mercedes and a permanent long cold winter ? The person OR what you can get from the person ? Family member OR co-worker ? Intimacy OR don’t trust anyone ? … Continue reading Hugs Or A Mercedes ? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
Or perhaps this could have been titled – “What Is An Opinion? Part 2″ by George and Don Charisma. Sometimes I feel what’s said in the comments is worthy of being on the front page. George challenged me to write … Continue reading “The Truth” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
My friend Jenny likes to try to steer me off topic, and today rather than resist, well, I go with the flow. It’s the “yes, and” in improvisational, creative writing and blogging … for today at least 😀 I consciously … Continue reading You’re Poor, You Don’t Matter – Don Charisma’s Opinion
A reminder about posting comments as advice to me in the first person – don’t do it … why ? well I’ll either vigorously roll around on the floor laughing at you or feel something akin to pity towards you … Continue reading What Is An Opinion? – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I finally took the plunge into Apple’s IOS 7 on my iPhone 4s and my iPad 3. I don’t like doing the Apple upgrades/updates anymore – they always seem to break something, take something out or my devices seem to … Continue reading Update To IOS 7.1.2 – Apple iPhone And iPad
I’m choosy about who goes on my friends page, and as yet haven’t made a bad judgement call. These people are all lovely charismatic bloggers, each has shown some extra special merit for my calling them friends. All are a credit to the … Continue reading Vijay Shah Added To Don Charisma’s Friends Page
I’m choosy about who goes on my friends page, and as yet haven’t made a bad judgement call. These people are all lovely charismatic bloggers, each has shown some extra special merit for my calling them friends. All are a credit to the … Continue reading Mark Bialczak Added To Don Charisma’s Friends Page
I’m friends with two of the largest “powerbloggers” on WordPress. Both these guys are smashing, awesome people and I constantly learn from them. I don’t see these guys as competition – they are my mentors and friends. They are largely … Continue reading On Being A Leader And A Powerblogger – Charisma’s Not All Plain Sailing
This is on sticky for a while. Please share your work or yourself here (in a comment). Also find new blogs, friends and connections here 🙂 … Continue reading Please Share Yourself Here 🙂
It only came to my attention after the fact that feminists have been posting themselves in bras etc on their social media pages. I should get out more, really. I was exploring my Google+ and came across one such lady, … Continue reading “Feminists Carry On” – Don Charisma’s Opinion
I’ve been kicked in the teeth, hard, plenty of times. As one ages it’s harder to get back up, dust oneself off and get back on it. Age brings with it wisdom which is the gift of time. One of … Continue reading Collaborative SEO – Powerblogging On Steriods
The great and all knowing all seeing Don Charisma got caught out yesterday. I used the R-word and offended a few people. I won’t ever apologise to passive-aggressive commenters, you’re generally bound in a trash or spam queue direction. If … Continue reading Critical Words For Stupid People (Where It Is Their Fault)
I’ve been posting my videos in VideoPress – it’s handy to have it integrated with WordPress.com and I thought that it’d be nicely integrated. I didn’t expect massive traffic for my videos, really I’m just experimenting. It’s a nice way … Continue reading A Bit Annoyed With VideoPress
Ok, so the jury is out on this one – that’s you guys … Just received this email from perhaps a genuine questioner, or could be a spammer … I’m erring to spammer at the moment … I’ve partially reddacted … Continue reading Spam Or Not Spam ?
My prestigious awardees list is quite extensive, as I’m sure many of you have noticed. Some people ask to be added to the list – I’m happy for pretty much anyone to join the list, if you want to be included … Continue reading Don Charisma – Awards List, Now’s Your Chance To Get Added
I don’t have likes turned on on my comments, but I believe it’s possible to have them turned on. So it’s an odd anomaly of the WordPress.com system where I get more than the occasional email saying “X liked your … Continue reading Likes On Likes – Yikes !
Extra wide angle on this beautiful sunset … super, stunning, special, amazing, breathtaking … another Don Charisma masterpiece. 10 photos merged into something rather special 🙂 … Continue reading Beach Sunset Panorama