HuffPost Feature| Stop Trying to Fit In: You Are Not Just that Type of Person! (My Story)

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HuffPost Feature

Good news!

HuffPost featured my article…or better still, my article was published on the HuffPost on March 1st, 2016.

This is my first guest post on another site and since I needed to encourage you to believe in yourself, I decided to lead by example.

According to Wikipedia, “The Huffington Post (sometimes abbreviated Huff Post or HuffPo) is a politically liberal American online news aggregator and blog that has both localized and international editions.

The Huffington Post was launched on May 10, 2005 and on February 7, 2011, AOL acquired the mass market Huffington Post for US$315 million, making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.

In 2012, The Huffington Post became the first commercially run United States digital media enterprise to win a Pulitzer Prize.”

How did I get on the HuffPost?

My journey to HuffPost Home page was nothing short of preparation meets opportunity.

Guest blogging was listed as part of my goals for this year and getting my first article published on “big” sites have been frustrating and disappointing.

Taking the bold step to approach Arianna Huffington for a chance to publish on the HuffPost was a last resort on my part.

How do I mean?

I have been turned down severally by several blog editors. And some editors just refused to acknowledge my submissions.

I was discouraged but refused to back out.

[bctt tweet=”Where there is a will, there is always a way”]

After series of “no reply”, I decided to give HuffPost a shot.

What do I have to lose?


There is no harm in trying. I crafted my pitch and sent it to Arianna Huffington. And after two days, Arianna herself responded:

Then the journey was set in motion.

This is my first article to grace the homepage of the HuffPost:

Stop Trying to Fit In: You Are Not Just that Type of Person!

Our First HuffPost

I can assure you that you will be inspired and motivated to do you after reading this article.

Please “like”, “share”, and “comment” on the post.

To your success!

I’d love to hear more about you and your business. What do you do and how can I help you? Also, kindly suggest to me related topics you would want to read about.

About Adeyemi

Adeyemi Adetilewa is an entrepreneur who knows about digital marketing in all its forms. Asides from writing, and helping businesses grow, he wants to travel around the world with his family, acoustic guitar, and digital camera.

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