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Immediately, click the "X" in the upper right corner of your screen and close the page. You've seen it. No point reading it over and over. Take a break and do something completely unrelated to take your mind off the comment. After you have recovered from the initial surprise and hurt, you can attempt to take a rational look at the comment. When you revisit the comment, don't internalize the critique because it is not you who is being attacked. Try to look at the comment and your work as an outsider would.
Here are three things you can do to help get past the sting of a negative critique:
When you receive a bad review, it is important to keep your head up and stay productive. It's just like dating. The best way to get over a bad date is to get out there and have a good date, and the best way to get past a negative critique of your work is to come back with something great. Don't ever allow someone's opinion to stop your momentum.
TurquoizBlue designs crochet fashion, accessories and home décor using traditional techniques to create modern, contemporary designs. Her designs can be found in publications such as Interweave Crochet magazine and on her website at http://www.thisiscrochet.com.
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