Earlier this month my blogging freedom got snatched from me. I planned to start a guest posting campaign. I made my goals and targets according to it. I started writing articles with a motto 1 article a day and kept my frequency low and thought to speed it up with time but sadly that day hasn’t arrived yet because I faced rejection from many blogs. Almost 20% of all my guest post got rejected.
First thing that came to my mind was the feeling that I am a failure later I realize I am failure for sure but not a loser at all. I will try and win. ;)
Whenever my guest post got rejected I simply use to write to the author of the blog politely inquiring what was the reason behind not accepting my article. Most of the time bloggers reply because they have legit reasons for the disapproval.
As time passed on, I had a huge list of my mistakes and that were my weaknesses which now I am recovering from and sighting the positivity around my blogging career.
I have already realized guest posting is a very essential way to promote your word and market your blog and apart form it it is a great way of interaction and every other time when we write as a guest blogger we try to hit that blog which is ranking higher than ours so that ultimately it will benefit me and my efforts will pay me in future for sure.
One thing every blogger should learn is never lose the hope, never give-up and always be ready to learn from everyone around you. I began to lose but I was never late to press “Play Again”
Coming back to the point after being the rejected one I still have courage to accept it that even those of my post which were published got much criticism but that is not the end but then on the other side there were bloggers and their communities that supported and appreciated my work.
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So why my Guest Post Got rejected?
There were probably more reasons then you might expect from anyone though I don’t mind being called a Blogger in the making.
When I started to guest post my only goal was to get more traffic only. I didn’t cared for any other thing and this was the point where I declined. Of-course you can not conquer the ground until you don’t have any good intention with the game. This was the only reason which is the base of all the reasons which I am going to share ahead.
I learned that what matters most is your intention not just in this field but everywhere else, in this life and hereafter too so make your intentions good, don’t turn that much hungry for traffic, readers, sales and what not.
All that counts in life is intention ~ Andrea Bocelli
Quantity over Quality:
I just wanted more traffic and the only possible way to get it done isquest posts. Even today I write so less per week just 2 or 3 articles and when I am not mood there are weeks break but this summer I tried to write regularly and made up to 4 post every week even then I wasn’t writing 1 article per day and I really don’t take steroids to write 3 articles/day there are writers who do so but I can’t and that is why I lost the quality.
Well here the problem is not setting high goals. I must say have goals bigger than yourself but then do make them possible, do something for it. it is not just about setting them the actual part is how much of your time do you spend to make it a reality. How much do you kick out yourself from your comfort zone and do something which will make you successful.
I learned to go on skies step by step on my own pace which I enjoyed. I observed that don’t limit your goals but start from the beginning. Let the first things be first always, don’t skip it.
Going for Ease:
I am lazy as every other blogger out there. I just wanted to enjoy the perks of Guest Blogging without doing anything hard. I thought I am the guest so I will be treated like it as in real life but I was dreaming. When it comes to Blogging, your host acts like a guest. You are the one who provides him cookie so that he can publish your article. I use to submit articles without formatting and adding images and doing nothing related to tags/categories and other options in their dashboard. I don’t even proofread some of the articles because of my super laziness and procrastination skills.
I now understand the fact that I need to polish my article myself no matter how good is my article. if I will not do my work perfectly the host is not going to even read my submission especially if I am doing it for blogs that have ranking under 10k because if they have opened guest posting they possibly have more drafts from other and they literally don’t need my articles.
How I made my Winning Path?
Since now I have gone through the most common mistakes I made, the requirement of the time was changing but first comes the realization. I realized that I am not doing good which saved me from some big failures. I did a lot of research on :
5 changes I adopted are as follows:
- Write on the basis of quality
- Do research work, don’t just brag about what’s their in your mind
- Follow the guidelines
- Don’t set high expectations
- Publish the article on your blog after rectifying mistakes :P
For sure mistakes are stepping stones in learning: make mistakes, correct them and WIN. Make sure to read this post about 6 Tips to Write Guest Post that Will Get Accepted Immediately..
Over To You!
One thing I really wanted to tell is that Bloggers are awesome people. They don’t pull you down by rejecting your Guest posts they want you to rise in a better way :) so never get disappointed the next time your guest post is rejected. Think that you can do better and prove it.
SO what you do when your guest post got rejected? I’d love to hear from you!