As a writer, when you start creating content at a high enough level that it resonates with a group of people, you’ll start to get noticed.
This is when editors and publishers from big name brands and websites will come to you asking if they can republish your work on their sites.
This is a far easier way to get published than just always trying to pitch your ideas to editors and waiting for them to respond.
For example, consider the writer who writes an article on their blog that goes viral.
Many publications will see that article and then contact the blogger if they can republish their article on their website. Websites like The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Times.
Now question, do you think that writer would’ve been able to have negotiated his way onto these platforms by simply pitching his ideas to them?
Luckily today, you no longer have to pitch your ideas to anyone anymore.
All you have to do is figure out how to create work that resonates with a group of people, work that people want to share with their friends and family.
All you have to do is pick yourself.
And then eventually other people will start picking you as well.
Since I’ve started writing on my blog, since I’ve started picking myself, my work has been picked by other media platforms.
LinkedIn has featured my work on their featured “Pulse” channels multiple times.
The Huffington Post has promoted one of my articles on their site.
And the marketing website PR Daily has picked one of my pieces to feature on their site as well.
This is the benefit of living in the world today, which is that you don’t have to pitch your ideas to anyone anymore. All you have to do is put out great content in front of people, which is completely in your control, and if it resonates, then people will come to you.
This post is an extension to an idea I previously wrote about called Pick Yourself