Got my first rejected article today!

@maezee (33940)
United States
March 24, 2016 8:13pm CST
I wanted to share this as it is an exciting milestone for me. I recently started this paid writing sites where you write articles for clients about a wide variety of things. I successfully wrote several and have a balance of $24 which is awesome for a few days work. Just got asked to write a revision of an article that apparently I didnt do well. Apparently I was totally off the topic. I didnt even realize. BUT theclients comments were actually quite rude! I was almost pretty offended by it (they used the term "nonsense" in reference to my research on the topic. Gah!). You writers out there....How did you first rejection go?
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@JohnRoberts (65037)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Mar 16
Back in the stone age before the internet, this journalism grad submitted articles etc via snail mail to print publications and accumulated a large collection of rejection letters. It's goes with the territory. Even the greatest writers were rejected more than once.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Excellent. That makes me feel a lot better. Thanks!
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@TheHorse (73517)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar 16
I've published a few "scholarly" papers in journals like AERJ and JPSP, but I've probably gotten more rejections than acceptances in that world as well.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@TheHorse wow that is amazing! Good for you. Those journals I have heard are incredibly hard to get published into.
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
It really happens sometimes. I just can't accept rude comments though it helps to make you do well the next time.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
You are right. A heck of a motivator! Glad to know it is not just me.
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@LdeL0318 (6435)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
@maezee Indeed. Makes you wanna do another one and prove it in his face how well you can do.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@LdeL0318 Exactly! Jerk!
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• United States
25 Mar 16
Doubtful that I would even consider writing for someone that was rude about how an article was written. I wouldn't be able to keep my tongue to myself. I would probably tell them to bite me.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Haha well the site contracts through a million different clients. But if it was the actual site saying that....yes. i would not be around for long!
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• United States
25 Mar 16
@maezee one bad apple doesn't spoil the whole bunch. Just gotta toss it out.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
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@TheHorse (73517)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar 16
I went through a poetry writing stage. I think I got about five published in decent journals, including the Santa Barbara Review. But I got more rejections than acceptances. I just saw it as part of the game. Never got rude comments, though. That might irk me.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
That irked me also. Because I put a lot of time into researching the material. Ugh! But luckily its not a client I have to work with again hopefully.
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@TheHorse (73517)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Mar 16
@maezee I may have checked out that site. But I enjoy writing about whatever I want to write about. I'm sticking with MyLot for now.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
@TheHorse me too. But if articles are approved you make decent money (for online earning that is). I was a little burnt out from doing surveys so I gave it a whirl. It is a good site. Even if you only write a couple short articles a week you could make an extra $20 or whatnot!
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@allknowing (70751)
• India
25 Mar 16
i have had several rejections for reasons best known to the requester and at the same time I have had several 'bravos' too.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Good deal. Im glad to hear that its just part of the ordeal.
@rina110383 (24069)
25 Mar 16
I just accepted it and like what the client said, I'm probably not cut out for that niche.
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@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
They do give you a chance to redo it bit O jist gave up and moved on. Ha
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@flapiz (7009)
• Australia
25 Mar 16
I haven't tried writing for a site that rejects articles if they don't like it. I'm getting curious about it now. I'm happy though that you handled the rejection quite well. That positive attitude of yours will go a long way. Cheers!
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@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
Haven't tried zemandi or alike. I am fine with bitLanders, they review articles and rate 0-5. Most of my articles are rated 4/5 Stars, some are 3 & 5, first blog post was 0/5.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Is a 0 out of 5 the same as a rejection? I have heard of bitLanders. Is it any good?
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@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
@maezee good for me but for those who wants to stay anonymous it is not bitLanders pay verified users only I emailed them copy of my two valid ID's.
@AkoPinay (10095)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
@maezee 0 rating only means no earning but all our posts are published there.
@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
I have never tried to write an article to earn online but soon I would like to venture om it. I usually ask my friend to proofread my work and I admit that there was this time he was very harsh with my write up. My feelings was hurt but instead of stopping on my want to write,I use that feeling to excel more. Just do not forget that there is always a silver lining on each cloud.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Yes! That is true.it seems to motvate you.
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@annierose (18021)
• Philippines
26 Mar 16
@maezee I hope it is same with you too and I hope both of us can be good writers. Although in my case I need to work more.
@Lusye28 (228)
• Bulgaria
25 Mar 16
I've never tried writing for clients, but if that happened to me, and people were rude, I would definitely be frustrated. I'm not the kind of person that accepts rejections or failures easily.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Me neither! And I just cant understand why they couldnt say something civil like: "this is nice but not what we are looking for". Grr
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@Lusye28 (228)
• Bulgaria
25 Mar 16
@maezee I've seen people like those. In many cases, it's not even your fault. It's not personal. They could be in a bad mood, or they could be behaving like that all the time.
@suzzy3 (8357)
25 Mar 16
I have never sent anything for publishing before. Never mind it is a tough world just keep going.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Me neither. Is it counted as publishing if you work for a paid online writing site?
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@Lazyblogs (495)
• Chandigarh, India
25 Mar 16
I was rejected for my first article for being brutally honest in my opinion and the editor disnt wanna run it
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Yeah! Thats annoying. Was the editor mean about it? I understand they are not going to accept all articles but how does that saying go? You catch more flies with honey than vinegar?
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
25 Mar 16
Im sorry to hear this,he did not need to be so rude when rejecting your work. But having said that, l have 5 websites so I outsource a lot,you can be sure l have seen so much rubbish work.l do give the writer a chance to do some correction. if it still does not work out l will send them a message to say it`s not working,l have never left a feedback to say the work is rubbish
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Ah nce. I am glad to hear it from your perspective.
@brokenbee (8192)
• Philippines
25 Mar 16
I still haven't tried to write to sites where my articles can be rejected. So, I don't know. Maybe at first, I will also feel offended. But then, I should move on and learn from it.
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Indeed. How do you deal with mean criticism though?
@Auntylou (4318)
• Oxford, England
25 Mar 16
Never tried this. You are brave to share your rejection here!
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Its a cool website. I was just trying to make sure I wasnt the only one!
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
25 Mar 16
No one likes rejections, but as I writer I've gotten many. But...I've also had a lot of approvals! You have to look forward to those!
@maezee (33940)
• United States
25 Mar 16
Yes! Thanks for the reminder.
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@akalinus (22153)
• United States
25 Mar 16
I had enough rejections from magazines to paper a wall. I just kept on going and did sell some magazine pieces. It was not til years later that I started writing online. What a difference. The articles were never stained or lost and I could change things easily. I got rejections on some of my writing sites. I did a number of articles for a client on a site and when I was finished, I got paid but she had no more work for me. That kind of stung. But I had number one articles too. Just hang in there, you will make it.
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
25 Mar 16
What's the name of the site. It sounds like something I might want to do, because I do a lot of research and enjoy writing articles on a variety of things. Do they choose the subject?