Learning to Deal With Negative Feedback or Public Criticism..!
Beneath this tough, sexy, rugged and weathered exterior dwells a sensitive forest creature..
Certainly had moments in life where an outside observer would almost swear a younger @KLYE may have had some sort of emotional learning disability. Even from a young age those tasked with teaching me in the classroom would often comment to my mother that while they fully observed I possessed an incredible amount of intelligence.. an unfortunate effect that came a long with that was that unless I'd convinced myself of a genuine want to learn something it's next to impossible to force myself to sit and learn it.
Knowledge must have real world application else it's just taking up space in my grey matter.. and for a half baked mind like myself.. need every viable brain cell filled with it!
If You're Doing Things on The Internet
People WILL Tell You That You SUCK!
A bit earlier this week a fellow seasoned member of the STEEM community decided to verbally lay into me in one of the lesser known STEEM chat servers, coming off as what I'd have to describe as extremely critical and perhaps even a touch condemning towards the last few little Steemit mods that have been recently pushed out by yours truly.. Stating that I should be using my time better and focusing on my other projects.
Naturally my knee jerk reaction was to tell him to go f**k his hat (although I'd have to be really angry at someone to actually say this) and go learn to code himself if he thought my work was horseshit.. but what later donned on me is that his feedback had found it's way through my emotional armour, Something I've constructed over the past years 20 some years in order to not come off as a complete hyper sensitive panzy boy.
The sad truth of the matter was that my feelings had been a bit mauled by this feedback. Here I was thinking to myself "Man, people are really gonna love this functionality" only to have strips ripped off my ass for not spending the time burned on the smaller projects on my larger ones. Will GLADLY be the first one to admit I've got waaay to many things on the go on the moment for one mere insomniac mortal/creator coder type to efficiently juggle, but, upon successful beta tests / launch of a few of these feats of programming shall have time to restructure the way my working hours are allotted as well as take on some other interesting projects that users have come to me asking to create for the network.
The Steemit.com mods were sort of viewed / internally justified as a short break on the serious coding of my main projects.. Mainly to refresh my head and mentally prepare myself for the final stretch of @tippy development. Which from what I've gotten written so far ended up being a fair bit more complex than I'd anticipated.
Unfortunately around a solid 7 weeks behind on development from where I'd liked to have been on this project, however I'm confident that once I'm able to set up an office area I should be able to maximize my productivity and finish @Tippy in good time to move onto focusing on my other STEEM projects.
Although I've not made mention of it until now I'm in the process of moving in with the lady friend! Moving is stressful times for me generally, however won't let it distract or throw me off my programming endevours. Rapid lessons, evolution and changes seem to be manifesting themselves to those who are looking to set themselves up to receive their full opportunities.
I highly appreciate the STEEM user mentioned in the above text for voicing his concerns and criticism. While initially twas not taken lightly and perceived it as being quite offensive, after giving it some time while processing it all decided that I may of in fact gotten distracted on the Steemit.com mods a bit more than I should have when I should be working on @tippy, rebooting/fixing STEEM.GLOBAL, Revisiting building a new VR capable HTML5 streaming application for Streemit.online and the bearing down on Steem-Roller engine/GUI finilization to get these services launched.
Wish me luck! Also on a side note.. if anyone who also happens to be a code wizard wants to join forces I could pay you in crudely drawn MS paint art, STEEM or SBD if you wanted to put some hours in helping me code some of this stuff! Or perhaps you're an aspiring young intern type looking to get your foot onto the programming path. I'm a terrible teacher but always willing to help!
Focus at the Center, Burst Through the Chest!
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