Someone told me on /r/Poetry on Reddit that I should change a few lines on my poem to make it have more pop or something, and I said “nah, that’s how I like it” essentially, and then I get downvoted and chastised and told I should just be “nice” and say thank you to criticism. Oh blow it out your poetic ass! ;) I get to be a pompous artist if I want to! Isn’t that why the Internet was invented?!
Honestly, I write to get shit out of my system and create something cool out of emotions that I have to process. Otherwise it would just be me, my emotions, and my cat rocking in the corner of the room saying “my mom says I’m special” over and over again.