PUBLISHING..

So I am curious.  I was going to start posting some of my writings online on my blog, however, I have been reading some of these rules for contests out there and they state that you can not enter them if you or the writing has been published and when you read further it states that posting on a blog, social media, website, etc no matter how little or big the piece of writing is, that is considered being published and then thus now you are disqualified from entering.

Has anyone come across this?  I know back in my hay day I had some poems published on poetry.com, so I guess I was a published writer and didn’t even know it .

I am guessing no more writing my works on social media and such asking for critiques as that nullifies my changes at entering contests that may be available.

 

I bet you Snoopy never had this problem with his writing.