Why Your Guest Posts Keep Getting Rejected (And What To Do About It)

By John Waldron


Guest posting is an important part of the content marketer’s game. However, it can also prove to be one of the most frustrating.

I’m a writer – or rather, I’m a blogger. When I went to university to study English and the crafts of professional and creative writing, I think it’s fair to say that I wasn’t alone amongst my peers in my ambitions to become a novelist, poet or dramatist – such naïve young things we all were.

But, as anyone who harbours such dreams of earning a living from the creative arts – and particularly writing – will tell you, before you get your ‘big break’, you’re going to be getting a lot of rejection letters from agents, publishers and producers, all of whom seem to have a very similar message ready to decree: “(The Royal) We regret to inform you that this isn’t quite what we’re looking for at the moment.”

True writers will plough on, of course. Stephen King for years famously pinned all of his rejection letters to a notice board in the beaten down trailer that he lived in before eventually his first novel Carrie was picked up by How To Craft Excellent Content In Three Steps

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