It’s a good thing that I don’t have thin skin. A few weeks ago I applied to write for Bright Hub. From time to time, I apply to new potential revenue generating sources to see if I can add it to my freelance writing basket. Sometimes it works out well and then there are times like this when it doesn’t.
After reviewing the Bright Hub site, I wasn’t quite sure if it was a fit, but I figured, what the heck, the worst thing that can happen is they reject me. Well, that’s exactly what happened. It took a while before I heard from them but I eventually received three (not one or two, but three), emails rejecting me.
One rejection was nice enough to say “Thank you for your application, but we are currently not accepting any new writers for this channel at this time” The other two rejections were less tactful: The subject of the email was “Application Declined.”
Woah! I can’t remember the last time I received an email like that. They did, however, give me the privilege of being able to “become involved in the Bright Hub communities by participating in discussion forums and commenting on articles…” It went on to say that if I proved my writing ability and knowledge in the forums they would reconsider my application. Whoo hooo. Thanks, but no thanks.
Thank God for Thick Skin
If I were a newbie, I would have been crushed. Such a blow would make me question my ability to put two words together to make a proper sentence. I’m sooo glad that I’ve progressed beyond that stage. Rejections are good for the soul. They keep you honest, grounded and determined.
Time to shake off the dust and on to the next.