They say experience is the best teacher. The older you grow the wiser you become. This can be likened to my experience as an Opera News Creator.
I started this platform on the 8 of April, that’s nearly two months. My first 3 posts was rejected for for being an advertisement and not original. I was discouraged and I immediately screenshot and Whatsapp to my blogger colleague who told me about the platform.
By then I haven’t read the rules and regulations guiding creators. I wanted to quit but another instinct tell me to continue atleast even if it’s money for subscription that am getting. It’s OK.”
As time goes on, I started creating and publishing frequently. Then I met another stumbling block – I was banned from posting “sensitive” issues like coronavirus and politics. We all know coronavirus and political articles are the easiest content to write about.
I didn’t mind, I wrote about coronavirus again thinking 💭 it would be ignored, but lo and behold it was rejected. Na then I know say e don red. I appealed to the ban but to no avail, it was not uplifted. I moved on to my main niche which is celebrity gist and sports.
But something caught my attention, there was a time I wrote an article titled “See Letter Reno Omokri Wrote To Ladies Who Think Only A Strong Man Can Handle A Strong Woman”. In the first paragraph, I described Reno Omokri as the “spokesman to the former President Goodluck Jonathan and Pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center”.
It was rejected upon arrival for relating to politics.
I went back to the drawing board and removed few words that relate to politics. It now look like “Pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center”. It was accepted immediately I clicked publish. I learnt one trick there.
To be continued..