I’m afraid of real feedback. I need it though. Vague positive reactions like ‘it’s really cool’ feel good but what am I to do with them? And what is good feedback? The kind of feedback that makes me see what problems should be solved and how to go about it?
To tackle this problem I am making a resolution. Starting today I will spend 30 minutes every day writing some feedback on a submitted project on the FCC forum for at least a year.
Here’s why: Giving feedback on your projects will teach me how to give feedback. That may help me to deal with my fear of feedback and when I have acquired that skill I will know how to ask for good feedback.
I’ve been wanting to post this resolution for some time but I feel like such a prat doing it. On the other hand, if I don’t I will not go through with it. I will shy away and find lots and lots of reasons why I shouldn’t do this.
So, here’s my resolution. I will :
– Spend half an hour every day writing feedback on submitted projects on the forum of FCC.
– Look at people’s code and not just their color scheme.
– I will be spending a maximum of two hours on each project I comment on.
I will do this for a minimum of 365 days.