So I stopped being a chicken and posted my songs in the Songwriters subreddit. I’ve only gotten two comments thus far and they were both nitpicky issues people had with one of my songs. As I read them, I realized if I’d seen their feedback a couple years back, even one year back, I would have been horribly anxious and embarrassed. For most of my music career I had lingering fears of “what if’s.” What if they don’t like my music, my voice, my lyrics, my arrangements or instrumentation? But today I realized I’m no longer fazed by things like that. So what if they don’t like it?
If you’re gonna survive in the music industry, you have to have some thick skin, and above all realize that there are always going to be people who can/will find issues with your work. Whether you’re Lady Gaga or some folk singer from a small mountain town in Colorado, people will criticize you. I guess I’m glad that I’ve grown confident enough as an artist to accept that fact.