• Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics, was not invited to write for Bitcoin Magazine but stumbled across their article submission link and wrote an article.
• After receiving rejection from the editor on his second submission, he adjusted his strategy and gained confidence to write more articles.
• The Bitcoin community has been supportive and encouraging, helping him gain the courage to keep writing, which eventually led him to be hired by a large YouTube channel.
From Being Rejected To Becoming A Writer
Mickey Koss is a West Point graduate with a degree in Economics who spent four years in the infantry before transitioning to the Finance Corps. He initially had no idea that he would be able to write for Bitcoin Magazine as he found their article submission link while looking for customer service emails by accident. His first attempt at writing was accepted but when it came time for his second submission, he received an unceremonious “no.” This feedback helped him adjust his strategy and gave him the confidence to continue writing.
The Support From The Community
Mickey was scared of what people would say or how they may react when he started posting his articles on social media—but the Bitcoin community welcomed him with open arms and encouraged him to continue writing. With the support of his wife alongside that of the Bitcoin community, Mickey had finally mustered up enough courage to keep going and pursue this newfound passion of writing about cryptocurrency-related topics.
Hired By A YouTube Channel
His hard work paid off as he eventually got hired by a fairly large YouTube channel focused on cryptocurrencies—the same one whose editor had rejected one of his earlier drafts! This goes to show that even if you get rejected once (or multiple times), it doesn’t mean you have failed completely; sometimes getting rejected can lead you down unexpected paths that will be beneficial in your career development!
Write Your Proof-Of-Work Resume
Bitcoin has a hard cap so there is only so much room for everyone within its community; however, this does not mean that you should limit yourself or think less of yourself just because someone else may have done something better than you. Instead, take any rejection as constructive criticism that can help improve your skillset even more! Showcase your proof-of-work resume through your experiences and accomplishments—you never know where it might lead you!
In conclusion, no matter what others may think or say about you—including rejections from editors—it is important not to give up or limit yourself when pursuing something that interests or excites you like Mickey did with becoming an author for Bitcoin Magazine. With support from those around us including our families, friends, and communities we can all find success if we put in enough effort into our dreams!