I’ve been surrounded by creative people all my life, and I am one, myself. And I’ve never known one, including me, who isn’t sensitive and easily hurt. Guess it comes with the territory. We do lay our souls bare for everyone to see, after all. And stomp all over. Who wouldn’t be insecure? So needless to say, today’s Daily Post resonated with me:
“Tell us about the harshest, most difficult to hear — but accurate — criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply?”
Of course this could be taken any one of a number of ways. The way you dress, the colour of your hair, your weight, your cooking skills, your breath, your driving, whatever. But seeing as how we’re all here to share our creativity — be it writing or photography or art or baking or crafting — I thought I’d talk about how it feels when people criticize our work.
Having worked in the advertising industry as a writer/creative director for more years than I care to think about, I am VERY familiar with criticism. While it sometimes feels like you’ve been slapped in the face, I have Continue reading