I hate to go on and on about this, but let's face it, I'm extremely new to the World of People Actually Reading My Stuff. I know several of you run websites, have very popular journals, or write widely-read fanfiction, so I'm wondering if anyone would like to share stories of the flames or negative feedback they've gotten--and I mean pointlessly, trollishly negative, like my cheerful "you should be put down" flame, or even this newest one: "your a loser for doing all that.. honestly how long did it take like 3 hours... fag." Because I totally don't mind the "hey, not my thing, meh" comments, and some of them have actually been helpful for future pieces.
Here's why: Not only do I apparently have tons of new readers streaming in from Mugglenet, I got an invite last week to post "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" on Fiction Alley, I'm getting ready to write the next "Fifteen Minutes," and there's something else in the works that's going to open the series up to a wider audience. I'm feeling a big ol' badly-spelled wave of "You're not as good as So-and-So" and "Who the hell do you think you are?" in my future, quite honestly, and since I'm still working on my skin-thickening, I'd like to know what's in store for me--what those of you with large readerships have already experienced. I mean, I've run SAST for more than a year and the Digest for nearly three, and I've never gotten anything like this before. Anyone want to share?