You take your time. Carefully craft, pick and choose the right words, themes, elements. Reread. Edit. Polish. Then, finally! You show your creation to the world. After a while, you start to get some traffic, some buzz. People liking, posting, reviewing, etc. And then you get some comments. Some good, some bad, some really bizarre, others just WTF!?!
Do you than find your self asking some of these questions. What if I get more negative comments than positive? What if I only get one review?? I keep trying but it seems no one is appreciating my work?
This is like a Chinese finger trap for your brain, and ego too. STOP. And redirect your self with this simple sentence.
ANY feedback is a compliment.
Really? How can that be true? Even the user who said my creation "sucked donkey balls"?
YES. Even donkey lover is giving you a compliment.
The truth I have learned is that time just like currency, and just as valuable. When someone takes the time to write to you, review you, give you anything, even a well crafted insult, they are paying you. They are paying you in their time and you should jumping up and down. In this modern world, its a struggle to maintain attention, to get someone to sit long enough with what you have made to actually elicit a reaction. As creators, that is one of the main reasons we make something, to get the reaction of others. It means people are interacting, wrestling, and using their own energy and dedicating it to you. They are paying you in time.So, maybe you should pull out a calculator and crunch some numbers. You might find that you are a millionaire, in minutes of attention. Which, in today's world, is as good as gold.