When you’re creating something, the haters always seem to emerge.
That can’t be done.
Who do you think you are?
That’s not your job.
You’re not qualified.
The only criticism you should ever take to heart are from people in the arena. Who have put themselves out there and are creating, just like you. Sure, it’s ok to receive feedback from people, but the real criticism that matters are from fellow creatives.
Theodore Roosevelt said it best:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
If you’re not in the arena, then I don’t care.