If you really want to improve and grow, listen to those criticisms that really hurt. Yes, there are trolls and other horrible people who are nasty and don't add anything of value to your thread - ignore those.:rolleyes:
Listen to one or two people who pat you on the back - this might help your confidence level.
But pay the bulk of your attention to the critics who offer constructive ways for you to improve.
If you can't afford a coach or a mentor, you will learn a lot from this forum BUT you need to pay attention.
By the way, this isn't a rant. It's just a piece of advice based on some observations. It is not my attention to aggravate anyone or give offence.