To the Next Person Who Leaves a Comment

14 things to remember while sitting in the peanut gallery.

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As a professional writer for nearly three decades, I’ve been trained to accept criticism (and occasionally, death threats) from unappreciative readers.

When I first started blogging in 2008, Bridget, my first Time Out editor, warned me about them. She said I should be prepared to hear from readers…

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