Would you rather be equally loved and reviled by many readers or would you rather have a small, supportive group of readers?
At the moment, I have a small group of regular readers. They are extremely supportive of this blog, which I appreciate. In a way, it has given me the confidence to keep writing and taking photographs.
Sometimes, I wonder . . . is my writing really terrible and no one is telling me? Are my photographs below par? I’m not really as funny as I thought, am I?
Even though, it would be lovely to be loved all of the time, it’s nice to hear the truth. Not nice exactly. Refreshing is slightly more accurate.
I would like to know if I could be doing something better. So that’s where those brutally honest critics come in handy. They can be jerks but they can also push people to do better work.
If it wasn’t for critics, I wouldn’t push any boundaries. I would never get any better. Who wants to stay average anyway?
Critics are more than happy to tell somebody that the writing is not going to win any new fans. Why should it win people over if it isn’t good enough?
I don’t always do what the critics say. I just consider their advice. Then I do what I want to improve what I’m doing.
This is an interesting point of view! For me, I think I’d rather have a small group of dedicated readers who aren’t afraid to be honest with me. It’s the best of both worlds, you know? And at least at that point I’d know that when they said they loved something I posted, they were 100% telling the truth – which is something that I think is invaluable.