There’s not just a ton of advice out there, on the topic of expansion in the digital space, there’s also a ton of judgement.
Those of us who are “regulars” online experience it regularly.
In fact, if you aren’t making a splash, your work may not be reaching enough folks (that can actually do the judging..)
For every judgmental comment that hits your emotional bulls’ eye, there are likely an exponential amount of supportive silent souls.
If it feels excessively harsh to you, momentarily, when you’re brave enough to be active in the vast digital space, take a breather. Step away.
You may feel overly exposed, and vulnerable as ever (especially those of us who are chose a professional field because we’re happily risk-averse), but know that most of what you’ll encounter out there is just pure bark and no bite.