Writing for Craccum is one of the great joys in my life, along with being able to eat ice cream for dinner and get drunk whenever I please. Unfortunately for me, however, as much joy as I get from it, sometimes it also can do a little bit of damage. Like a hangover the next day or an immediate brain freeze, writing for Craccum has consequences. Every once in a while, my ego takes a hit.
In a creative field, you simply can’t bat 1000. Sometimes you put out shit work, things that are ok, and things you are proud of. But how you personally feel about the work you do does not mean that is how it will be received. And with the fantastic invention of Facebook comments, we sometimes get to know what you think. Some are laughably frustrating, showing that only the headline was read, while some are fair criticisms that deserve to be called out. You never know what is going to be picked out. I will admit that sometimes I have patiently waited in anticipation to see what reaction, if any, articles get.
Full disclosure: sometimes the Craccum group chat shits on our own work that we produce. It’s a fun team exercise. Yet often what we rag on does quite well. Is it the raw shitness that resonates with readers or is everyone else laughing at it rather than with it? We may never know. Either way, we have a lot of fun making content both dismal and quality (or deciding exactly where that fine line is).
As the editor, seeing criticism can bruise my ego from time to time, (but I imagine the rest of the Craccum team would argue that may be slightly necessary). Craccum is a small team of writers and illustrators that spend a lot of time on the 40 pages you read each week. Knowing how much work each person puts into each piece they create makes it hard to not take criticism personally.
But to answer your question: yes, we do have writers, although fewer than we would like. We are always on the hunt for content from new writers and welcome people getting involved. If you want Craccum to be better, come and make it better. Show us how it is done.
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