How to critique someone’s creative effort. Like social media there is an unspoken etiquette and protocol to be followed. However, as social norms continue to break down we would all do well to revisit some of those rules. So here goes.
Rule number one: don’t offer unsolicited advice—EVER. If someone wants your opinion or advice they will ask for it. Rule number two: keep it private. No one, I mean no one, wants to be patronised in public.
Rule number three: the (constructive) criticism should always be about the creation itself and not about the person (the creator—small “c”)—it should be meant to help and to educate the creative and their process and most certainly should not be about the ego of the critic. Don’t be that ugly little person who feels compelled to put down the creative efforts of others only to make…
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