When I sign into my Google account to say, leave a comment on someone's blog, I do NOT wish to be told that in order to prove I am not a robot I need to submit my mobile phone number for verification purposes. I also do NOT wish to have your 'help' to sign into my account which involves you sending me a security code and then me having to enter the security code in one box and then tick another box confirming that yes, it was indeed me trying to sign into my own account, and not some password thief.
I think you have to be very resilient to be a writer, to not really care at all about what anyone thinks, good or bad, because when you write, you write for the love of the activity, the playground of words and the often unexpected and surprising journeys upon which writing will take you. You have to be ruthless in the expenditure of your emotions - to not waste them on an ill-thought comment or review, which, after all, is nothing more than subjective opinion. Emotion needs saving for the writing process itself. I often listen to published writers talking on the radio about their work and I often think how arrogant, brash and egotistical they sound. I don't want to sound like that. Rude. Opinionated. Me, me, me. But perhaps I am confused. Perhaps they just have a self-assured confidence in what they do and THAT is why they are successful. By which I mean, having a publishing contract and earning a living as a writer, which is my benchmark for 'successful' writing, be that right or wrong.