About a year ago, I wrote a guest post that completely failed. It was for a large writing blog, and over the following few days it got about 20 comments from people who all disagreed with me.
It felt like someone had poured ice water over my shoulders, kind of like football players do to their coach for winning a football game. Except I didn’t win.
It was painful. Embarrassing. Humbling.
However, I learned more about writing from that post than from 10 posts that were well received.