We uploaded our first WordPress theme and got Soft Rejected with this reason :
“Unfortunately, your submission is too similar to existing item(s) in our
marketplace. Your upload must be a unique concept not based on any
existing marketplace item.”
We were aiming for a simple personal blog but we put a lot of time an effort on typography, spacing etc. We think it is a really well done, professional theme.
Take a look for yourself and please let us know what you think would make it better : [link removed by the author]
I don’t think a blog can really be “unique” anymore, it’s a blog.
We are thinking in turning this into a magazine theme with more complex modules to showcase category and stuff like that … but it would only turn a “blog” theme into a “magazine” theme … wouldn’t make it more “unique”.
Not sure what to do at this point.