Some days ago, I submitted an article to a blog owner in order to publish it (of, course if he appreciates it as having the same standards as the previous posted). I am not modest but, from the beginning of the year until this moment, I have published more than 100 articles related to web design & freelancing and his reply purely amazed me: “this isn’t unique, we cannot accept it”. I considered the article emailed being qualitative and interesting and the answer really scared me, maybe I am out of fresh ideas!
I reflected on this issue and, finally, the conclusions deducted were simple and somehow sad: nowadays, it is hard or almost impossible to offer originality unless you are a master both in blogging and in your field. The web design blogs assure, on a daily basis, very good posts that attract the visits of interested people and, in addition to the multiple ways of monetization, this community is transformed slowly in a real industry. As a room contributes to a small part of the profit of a hotel, the same, a post may be the source of a part from the total income of a blog owner. The wish of being the best and the necessity of being profitable pushed up the limits of bloggers and this is very beneficial for the readers of the precious online resources. This fabulous growth of web design blogs created a still incipient problem, but with great implications: the topics of web design were completely debated and any unique idea is a chimera.
In fact, this was the big problem of my rejected post; it could be a good post, full of good tips, but definitely a too much discussed topic. Am I totally outdated or the thoughts above are true? I believe that there are two big evidences to prove that I am right.Read more