Had a conversation with a musician crushed by an album review. Reminds me of a theatre company in Atlanta where my friend Joe King worked as an actor among many other thespians not arriving from the usual channels. The director encouraged using pseudonyms because critical reviews can hurt maybe less so when it isn’t even the real name you go by. (Joe King?)
That was interesting advice. It’s not easy to hear rejection publicly but at least if they are using not your real name it’s like the jokes on them. And if it was flipped and the reviews were flattering it’s also good, harder to get big headed because again that’s not you they’re writing about .