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Lessons in Freelancing: Ignore the Hostile Comments

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Learning from your own mistakes is great; learning from others mistakes puts you one step ahead of the game.

In the latest Mediabistro feature, we talk to some writers about rookie mistakes they made (and you can now avoid), including freaking out about comments:

Maria Guido, blogger at, gives this advice: “Just chill out. Don’t worry about what everyone says because it really doesn’t matter. Try not to take every comment to heart because I totally believe that’s something people just do — all day! They just get online and attack people.” She also reminds writers that the people who comment are a very, very tiny portion of your actual collective readership.

For more tips on how to navigate the freelance world, read 7 Mistakes Every Freelance Writer Should Avoid.

Sherry Yuan

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