So I write really shitty poetry like every other cliche 16 year old depressed girl and I was wondering if I should ever post it because like I really want to but idk how I feel about other people reading it,, sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you have any advice -cliche anon (I'm new)
I think it’s really cool that you write poetry! You shouldn’t be so hard on yourself and call it shitty I mean at least you’re writing right? Everyone starts somewhere and there’s always room for improvement if you’re not satisfied with your work. The way I see it, you should post when you’re ready and comfortable to. If you’re proud of your work, then show it off! If you’re not, no one is forcing you to share it. Sometimes writing is for yourself and to get your feelings out. But it sounds like you want to, so I say go for it you know?
About other people reading it, I think it’s important to receive feedback because that’s how you improve as a writer and who knows? Maybe they can inspire you to write more beautiful pieces! If you’re afraid of being judged, people are gonna do that regardless of how amazing your writing is. You can even do NOTHING and people will judge. It’s how life is sadly. Don’t let that stop you from doing what you love! Sometimes, you gotta just tell yourself “fuck it” and do it.
Apologies if this wasn’t the advice you’re looking for. I’m not the best at giving advice but I’m always here to listen and help!
Much love and good luck 🙂