The best thing about showcasing your work is seeing the response. Whether its good or bad criticism, listening to other people’s input will help master your craft. It’s the one thing I loved most when I used to write for well-known publications. The responses motivated me. The positive feedback always outweighed the negative, and it only made me more dedicated. There was nothing more fulfilling than knowing your words positively impacted someone’s day. But even when I received negative reactions, it helped me understand my audience more. This way I could be more successful in the future.
In today’s world, feedback is so important. When you publish something online for the world to see, you’re unveiling yourself raw and bare. Your voice and entire brand are on display. Rather than worrying about what other people will think about your work, focus on what you hope people will take away from it. Put in 110%, while also being yourself in the process. Don’t force yourself to be something you’re not in hopes of being liked. Be open to all forms of criticism.
Sometimes we work so hard in the hopes of generating likes and followers. But in order to be successful in your craft, you have to truly love it despite the backlash. If you love what you do, you will be successful.