I find it really funny that I got 50+ requests a day during a period when my writing wasn’t that great. Now that I’m actually learning and developing my skills, the fandom is quiet and fic writers seem to be getting less and less attention.
My only regret is that the content I produced back then wasn’t up to my current standard, even though it was the mark of a beginning. I wish the people who requested back then were able to see me grow and develop like this, but I know most of them are gone or have moved on to different fandoms. If I only knew then how much I’d grow. I wouldn’t have let any of the haters beat me down.