meta-post about berries and crits

Have been extensively re-writing this post on Guthrie Lonergan's "Professional Berry Visuals" video for several days now.

Writing about new work is hard because it's a process of figuring out

--What do I think about the work?
--Can I say it better than I have so far?
--Can I interpret without changing the work or being too "off" from its original tone?

It's especially hard when the work is nuanced humor - you don't want to overburden it with heavy spin but you also don't want to miss any of its complexity. Don't know how well I'm succeeding but I believe this is what we need to be doing as writers (or artists "reading" other artists), as opposed to heavy Facebook users' endless navel-gazing about whether likes are affecting their art.

Update: Mild epithet removed.