So, I've complained time and time again about why I abhor getting no feedback, but I never really gave a full explanation as to why. So, I guess it's time to address why I don't like it when I don't get any feedback.
Say you're in English class, and you turn in the first paper. Now, naturally, you want to see what the grade on the paper is, right? You don't care if it's the worst paper if you've ever written, or the best paper you've ever written, you want the feedback from your teacher. What if the teacher said, "You will not be receiving back any paper grades until the end of the grading session/semester," and by that, I also mean that if your school has a feature where you can see your grades online, they don't update that either. Unless you're used to this situation, you're going to be stressing out over what you made on that paper like you wouldn't believe. Now, my feelings aren't exactly this extreme, but hopefully, you see the point I'm coming across.
The point I'm getting at is this: If I did a good job or a bad job at something, how the hell am I supposed to know that if the response I get from it is silence?
Now, I'm not asking for people to critically analyze what I write, no. All I'm asking is this: I want something in the comments section, or even written as a note. Am I asking for too much? Maybe, but what I'm getting to is what I'm complaining the most about, and you probably saw this coming: Streams.
Let me get you a couple of numbers: I have 43 watchers, and 407 followers on Tumblr, meaning that 450 people at least see what I'm posting. So wait, let me get this straight: You're telling that out of 450 people (or so), not ONE person can attend a stream? Now, hold on, before you give the defending reasonings, let me say this: Yes, I know people work. Yes, I know people can't be on their computer all day long because of other various reasons. But here's my main issue with it: I stream at about 8 or 9 or so, y'know, past the point where any of those defenses are relevant? If streaming at 4:30 in the afternoon (here in Texas) worked, how come streaming to a high point of activity (8-9 PM in Texas), suddenly no one is online? I just don't get it.