I recently wrote about why I think it is important to share your failures. The idea behind my Rejected… series of posts is to do exactly that. It is not my intention to spite those that have rejected me. Instead, I want to celebrate rejection and thank the gatekeepers for keeping me out. There might be a healthy release in ranting a bit, but catharsis is not my primary objective. My goal is to choose stories that have the potential to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • help others to not make the same mistakes
  • open an avenue towards crowd-sourced constructive criticism so that I can improve
  • give others the confidence to keep trying (and keep sharing)

My goal with this site is to learn out loud. Who knows what will happen. Sometimes the rejects become hits: