Begging for Feedback
Many of you who are reading this also post your writing on TeenInk.com. When I'm looking at pieces on the site, I often end up reading the comments too. Unfortunately, I often find pleas from other Teen Ink users asking the writer (and others) to comment on their work. I not only find this annoying, but rude. This section is meant for comments relating to that piece. It's impolite to use it as an opportunity to solicit feedback of your own.
A better way to get feedback is to ask your family and friends to comment on your work. You can easily send out a group text or e-mail with a link – to a specific piece or to your profile page on TeenInk.com – asking for comments. This is a polite and effective way to get feedback.
Ever heard the saying “To have friends, be a friend”?
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