Guest blogging is a way to share your written works with the world in a unique and fun way. The process for acceptance however, can be a bit nerve wracking and may find you feeling more like a teenager in love rather than an adult writer. The following explains more about the unique parallels between getting accepted on a guest blogging site and those first days of love when you were just a frustrated and naïve teenager. After reading, you may just find yourself surprised at how strongly this analogy applies.
Part of the guest blogging process is to submit your articles and wait for a reply. When you are accepted however, there is no rest in your mind’s workings. Instead, you will be constantly re-evaluating what you wrote, questioning if you are good enough and can suffer from the same self-esteem issues that plagued you as a teenager. Be prepared that this not so fun aspect of teenage dating returns with a vengeance even at this higher level and in this heightened writing process. Be prepared to have some self-esteem issues or confrontations no matter how many times your works are accepted.
Acceptance Is Fun
As with dating, finding that perfect site to post your works and seeing your work online can be equally as satisfying as it can be nerve wracking. Just as with your partner, be prepared to look at your accepted works and feel proud and excited. This is the same look you may have given your first boyfriend or girlfriend; that look of relaxation, satisfaction, and jubilation that you had found the one, for that moment at least. This can be one of the greatest benefits to feeling like a teenager in love from the guest blogging process.
One way that guest blogging can feel like being a teenager in love is that rejection is part of the game. Writing a piece is much like asking someone on a date. It is a great and wonderful feeling to be accepted and to feel loved and wanted. On the other hand, if your post is refused, it can be extremely ego blowing and depressing. Rejection, inevitably, hurts and so does refusal of a post. In this way, guest blogging and getting the yes or no to a writing relationship can be very much like the dating woes of times we thought were long past.
Waiting Is Part of the Game
Sadly, just like getting that inevitable decision from our potential school crush when asked out on a date, waiting is part of the article writing and guest blogging process as well. Those that ask the blogging site whether or not they will accept the work submitted must wait, sometimes a great deal of time, in order to see if their works are accepted or rejected. Waiting some time is not a reason to assume refusal. Instead, it is an almost tortuous part of the process that is all a step on the long road to acceptance.
Jealousy Is Real
Dating when younger can involve a lot of jealousy. There is the question of whether or not they really like you or why they are choosing to date someone else instead. Writing articles can be very much the same way. Individuals who are writing and attempting to get accepted by a blog may read other posts already accepted or see a writer that appears to have the full attention and backing of the blogging site. This, in turn, creates an element of jealousy that is very much real and can be extremely frustrating.