My First Article Rejection

@trickiwoo (2702)
United States
October 21, 2008 2:47pm CST
I had my first article rejected today. I'm pretty bummed about it. It was rejected for being too "marketing-oriented". I'm very new to this whole writing articles thing, so it's a learning process. And I'm learning what type of content is acceptable and what isn't. I'm not so much bummed over the fact that it was rejected, but more bummed that I put a lot of time into writing the article. I'm thinking I may re-do the article in a way that is less "marketing-oriented", so we'll see. Do you handle rejections well? I usually do, but the first one is always the hardest!
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
30 Oct 08
That happened to me too at triond. I had written this article so well, even researched for it, and proofread it several times. I was sure it was the perfect article, so when it was rejected just like yours because it was marketing oriented, I was sad. But well, it's not the end of the world. I recycled the article and posted it in my blog. So , I earn from my blog with sponsored reviews and earn from my articles at Triond.com, associated content and helium.com. Life is wonderful!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
21 Oct 08
I was wondering did you submit the article to Triond? They do tend to like "lighter" articles...maybe you could resubmit it to Associated Content. Do you write for them as well?
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• United States
21 Oct 08
Triond lets you write just about anything, but marketing does seem to be one of the things they don't care for. My only rejection was for something like that. Don't get discouraged. Do a lot of reading on Triond, and you'll get a feel for it. And your article can always be submitted somewhere else. Just about everybody who writes online writes for more than one site. Each site has different requirements and a different slant, so what doesn't work for one site may be perfect for another. And don't put so much time into your articles that rejection becomes frustrating. A lot of my best articles are opinion pieces off the top of my head. No research -- just using what I already know.
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@1hopefulman (32553)
• Canada
21 Oct 08
If at first you don't succeed try and try again! Winners never quit! Go at it again. They gave you some constructive criticism. Take it and run with it. Rome wasn't built in a day! No, I don't like rejection either.
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