Getting pummeled by morons

I’ve never been to the XOXO festival in Portland, but in this article I was moved by this comment by the organizer, Andy Baio:

“The overarching theme, he said, is that creators are not alone. “Every one of you needs to remember this when you are getting pummeled out there by morons. It’s so easy to be the knee-jerk contrarian, the anonymous internet commenter that tears you down. And it’s so hard to make something new. And that’s a lot of what we’re celebrating here. We just want more people making amazing things and pushing through the noise.” ”

Andy Baio and someone else