I agree with Bobby and James Altucher on this one. Don’t listen to the feedback.
Now hear me clearly.
There’s a lot of value to be gained by asking directed questions to get a desired result. I’ve successfully used surveys to see what product people want me to make next and what they struggle with the most.
As somebody who owns a brand, I can tell you that whether it’s good or bad, feedback distorts my work.
Whenever I share a design, I tend to want to see the feedback.
But my share should be a ‘this is coming, get excited!’
And not a ‘do you like this or not?’
I end up making a design because it got 300 facebook likes and then I sell 20 of them. Where did you all go? Understand there’s a big difference between a facebook or Instagram like and an actual purchase. A VERY big difference.
And I say this honestly. I had a design I made in 10 seconds in ms paint, shared it on Instagram, got more likes than anything I’d ever posted, and I thought I nailed it. I loved it. They loved it.
And I sold 20 of them.
And I still have a giant box of the.
At my house.
I’m a creative person and I like to share, but you need to stay true to your brand and yourself. Be wary that, over time, you could subconsciously start making your brand more about what gets liked and retweeted and not what’s really at its core.
So don’t make your next move based on the number of thumbs up emojis you get. Don’t make it based on the feedback.