Check out this post from the Novelty Revisions blog that reminds us that Most People Will Never Tell You How Your Writing Makes Them Feel
These days it seems like “the norm” is to check your Twitter mentions and find a dozen tweets commenting on your writing. It’s great! It’s terrible! I want more! I want this person to go away forever! Except it’s almost always one extreme or the other and this seems extremely unnecessary and unfair.
But it’s important to remember that these are — most likely — only a very small fraction of people who have seen what you’ve written and published.
Most people will not actually take the time to reach out to you and tell you how your work makes them feel. Not unless their lives are somehow changed or something specific you’ve said made them think deeply or seriously about something — conclusions they technically came to on their own but through thought processes your words inspired.
Why not? Because a lot of people don’t think reaching out to…
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