As a writer, author, maker of things or even as a product or website owner, asking for feedback on your work can be tough. That’s especially true when you thought you had created something clever, or good, or useful, or beautiful, and were expecting other people to agree with you and validate it—only to see it getting criticized and ripped apart instead.
At the same time, you have to trust that people are genuinely there to help. They will give you their honest opinion on what works and what doesn't, give suggestions on things you may want to reconsider or change, and help you make your piece/product/website/thing stronger. One beta reader took the time to email me a 6-page .pdf full of notes that were too long for Incoming Feedback—that is the level of dedication that will be coming your way.
Having people help you see what you cannot see and guide you to a solution is both humbling and exhilarating, and that’s a feeling we could all learn to experience and enjoy more often.