June 6, 2015 by Laird
On responding to criticism with justification:
1. You will never justify yourself to the satisfaction of your detractors.
2. You already had your say.
| Tags: on writing
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
I suspect the balance between defending oneself against detractors and not being steamrolled by them is a tricky. I’ve solved this problem by remaining a complete unknown (the pay is lousy but the benefits ain’t bad). Yet I often wonder how those with emerging name recognition protect their brand when it comes under fire online. Ignoring it and responding to it seem like equally bad choices.
I support an artist’s right to push back–free speech, etc. It won’t protect your brand, however.
Reblogged this on The Blood, The Glory and the Grace.
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