Just about every work of art receives criticism, otherwise it probably wouldn’t be art.
Seth Godin (yes, I’m a fan) had a post on his blog Friday that said, basically, there will always be that one critic, that one troller, who just doesn’t get it.
But if the work you do matters – if your work is brave and important – you’ll do it anyway, he said.
It’s impossible to create good work while also trying to please everyone. Unless you want your work to remain invisible.
And for that commenter with the sharp tongue, he wrote, or the reader who doesn’t understand, all you have to say is, “It’s not for you.”
My art is not for you.