A few weeks ago, I wrote the That One Tweet post explaining how one tweet managed to puncture my balloon of happy and question if my work is appreciated. All of this is caused the gremlin of self-doubt living in all of us and it was mostly a reminder to tell it to mind its own business.
+Christian Heilmann "Nobody should tell me that I need to buy a Mac to be a web developer" - well said, but the ironicly speaking, you should have said that earlier to FireFox's Develeper Tools developers.
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One simple tweet made me feel terrible. One simple tweet made me doubt myself. One simple tweet – hopefully not meant to be mean – had a devastating effect on me. Here's how and why, and a reminder that you should not be the person that with one simple tweet causes anguish like that.
I believe that Yehuda would have expressed his response with more nuance and less stark brutality if he hadn't been limited to 140 characters. Twitter leaves no room for subtlety; it's not very well suited as a discussion platform :/
But I concur that those types of responses to your work can really throw you for a bit of self doubt.