It would be nice to say it worked out that way on my writer's forum. I've said this more than once: God, it feels like high school! The authors in my own, private, tight-knit working click have been terrific. But everyone else? When I posted new release not one person on the forum either posted well wishes or downloaded the book. It made me question myself, how I am, and I hated that. I'm glad though at the end of the day it didn't change me.
I still believe positive brings positive result. That people in a work cooperative should be supportive. I still post notes and download work I would be interested in reading. That's me. It is sort of like how you should feel about what you write. There will be negative results there, but if you believe in the work, you shouldn't let it change you.
The toughest test in anything you do is staying true to yourself when there is a lot around fighting to change you!