• Mickey Koss, a West Point graduate with a degree in economics, was not invited to write for Bitcoin Magazine but stumbled upon the article submission link.
• After submitting his first article and receiving an unceremonious “no,” he took feedback from the editor as a learning point and kept writing.
• With support from his wife, the Bitcoin community, and friendships he has made along the way, he now possesses the confidence to publicize his own content.
My Bitcoin Journey
The Accidental Submission
I’m not sure who needs to hear this, but I was not invited to write for Bitcoin Magazine. How could the team there have even known that I existed? In actuality, I found its article submission link by accident while looking for a customer service email address. Then, an idea hit me for an article, I shot off a quick email and they liked the idea. Suddenly, I actually had to write a draft. When it eventually went live, I was hooked. Completely obsessed.
Learning From Rejection
I received an unceremonious “no” on my second article submission when I asked why; however, this critique was just for my content and not me personally. It turned into a great learning point that allowed me to adjust my strategy and change my frame of mind as I continued writing more articles.
Gaining Confidence Through Support
It took nearly 10 articles of mine being published before publicly alluding to them on LinkedIn—I was scared about what people would say or how they would react so did not post earlier through social media outlets until then. The community was welcoming and supportive though which gave me courage to keep going—along with support from my wife as well!
Finding Full Circle
The editor who rejected me is now the producer for a fairly large