I pretty much only know what day of the week it is right now by which blog is on my linkup schedule. Which means today is Thursday and it’s time to linkup with Amanda at Running with Spoons for…
As you can tell, from the title of my post, I’m gonna talk about blogger rejection; a topic I am becoming an expert on. Actually, no, if I were an expert on the topic, I’d probably have a better blog, and thus, be less rejected.
ANYhoo, there’s probably few things in the world that feel as horrible as rejection, am I right? Let’s face it, we all have dealt with rejection in one form or another in our lives. If you haven’t, you kind of scare me, but I also want to drink the water running from your taps.
Some of us deal with rejection constantly.
I became very upset the other day when my writing was “passive aggressively” rejected from a popular blogging website. Seriously, I’ve been blogging for almost two years, and yet, I feel time and time again that I must be doing something wrong.
I read blog posts about improving readership, content, photography, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.
I make changes. I do what I think is supposed to help things get better. Sometimes I see improvement. Sometimes I don’t.
I know by my blog analytics, that my mine isn’t the WORST blog on the planet. Okay, I don’t actually know this, but, I’m guess that it is not. However, multiple times I have tried to go after being part of something that fellow bloggers are part of, but I get shot down.
I put a lot of time and energy into blogging. We all do. Yes, I do it because I enjoy it, but I also do it because it’s something that I would love to possibly become a source of livelihood for me at some stage. I never assumed it would happen overnight, but it’s super frustrating all the same. That’s the dream though, isn’t it? Doing what you want and making a few beans too?
I constantly tell myself that as long as I’m happy and I feel content, nothing else matters. However, you know, if you’re a blogger as well, that it … well, fucking sucks, when you hear that your content is not “a good match” or that the business you wanted to work with says you don’t “meet the high standards they must pride themselves on” otherwise known as “we can’t mutually earn money off using your space, because it sucks, basically”. Seriously, wtf? It’s pretty harsh.
But, despite the tears (and I did actually cry about it) I know that I love to write and I love to blog, so I guess the people who love me are going to love me and that’s all I can really care about. Anything else will make me lose sight of what my passion is and that’s something that only I get a say over.
I just keep reminding myself of this quote: