I often hesitate to speak. I love that the author has clear guidelines for appropriate commenting. Maybe there would be a lot more real communication if people followed then.
[Note from Ryan: While this post isn’t directly about writing much, I think much of what is discussed can be applied to writing. For example, book reviews for other authors and interacting with readers. I enjoyed Stephanie’s article and I think you all will to. Enjoy!]
by Stephanie O’Brien
I recently had an interesting experience on DeviantArt, and it reminded me of an important principle that applies to both your creative career and your life in general.
I was reading one of Zarla’s “Momplates” comics, and I thought about making a comment. I typed something I thought was fitting and funny… and then paused.
I found myself asking, Should I post this? Does it add enough to the conversation, or is it just more internet noise? She already gets a lot of comments on her art.
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