The Criticism Schism: The Worst Article A Commenter Could Read - Page 2
Writers work very hard, in fact so hard that it would be a compliment to be bashed by an actual critic. It would mean that our work was actually noticed rather than passed on or overlooked. In a landscape where millions of pieces are spewed out unto the world through Facebook, Twitter and other social media, blogging and news sites… So this would obviously be an honor.
This is not the case with a commenter who has the audacity to launch an attack for doing something they could never commit to in their own lives. Half of the time it’s not even an attack on the piece but rather the author of the work which I believe to be totally disrespectful.
The internet is a giant soapbox for everyone, and everyone wants to be heard. The desire to look and feel important has never been greater than it is right now in an ever-growing world driven by an increasing appetite for superficial attributes.
Please believe me, its okay to want to feel slightly larger than you are in your everyday lives, but just don’t do it at the expense of others. When you do that it typically tends to backfire.
For those of you who do not practice constructive criticism and respect of another’s body of work…
It just makes you look like a person who has an inflated sense of self-importance, and from the looks of some of these comments you apparently do.