Friday Archive Dive: What a Waste of Time!
This is a perennial favorite of mine. It was originally published in this site on Sept. 23, 2010, and it’s still as important today as it was back then.
I was lucky enough to get a generous review on io9.com last weekend. And in the comments section under the review, the response was overwhelmingly positive. I was being tweeted, and e-mailed and Liked.
It was a really good weekend.
Until I read this.
I tried giving this comic a read, and it wasn’t funny at all.
What a waste of time.
My pageviews were astronomical. People were clearly pouring through the archives. And the positive comments were kind to say the least. Obviously, I was doing something right.
But you know which comment stayed with me: “What a waste of time.”
So, how do you process criticism?
This is where I’m supposed to say something wise and relevant and maybe even witty — something that puts a lightbulb over your head… something to either make you see things my way or solidify your opposition. It’s what I do, right?
Well, guess what? I can’t.