En av USAs mest anerkjente litteraturbloggere Maud Newton svarer på dette spørsmålet i et intervju med nettstedet Full Stop:
Do you place much value on the criticism your work has received? For the past decade we’ve seen a series of cuts to predominant literary magazines and literary supplements, and in response, criticism has moved online. Do you think this move to the non-professional realm has made literary criticism more or less of an isolated cult?
I read criticism of what I write with interest, take what resonates with or is useful to me, and put the rest out of my mind as best I can. Obviously, having blogged for ten years, I think it’s fine for people to put their opinions online. If criticism ever was an isolated or insulated cult, it isn’t now.