Amy on writing

Why The Haters Never Have Anything Nice To Say About Your Writing

Great words to live by if you’re just starting out.

Meg Dowell Writes

People angry-tweet at me a lot.

This happens most often whenever I publish a piece about a certain high-ranking political figure whom Twitter trolls either really love or really do not love.

But it happens when I write health content, too. Apparently, everyone seems to think they know more than me when it comes to nutrition science, and thinks they could write better articles than I can.

Anyway. The point is, if you’re publishing things online, someone, somewhere, is always watching/reading.

This is great. Sometimes. I mean, it’s what you’ve always dreamed of. Strangers you’ll probably never actually meet in person are reading words you made into Things. That’s awesome!

But every once in awhile, it’s not.

The more of a “personality” you become online, the more vulnerable you become to the kind of scrutiny none of us ever really ask for — but have to learn to deal with…

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