Look, I think anyone who has written something and then set their work loose into the world has been down this road. you've sunk countless hours into plotting, drafting, writing and editing something only to be met with mild indifference.
This is the first time it's really happened to me.
I've been working on off (mostly off, unfortunately) on a fic for two years, and posting chapter by chapter. Up till know I've always received some kind of response, a rating, a few sentences of review, and even in depth concrit from time to time. After ages of struggling I finally got a long, climactic (and I mean that literally) chapter done and I was extremely proud of it, only I haven't recieved any sort of reaction from anyone about it. I mean, I've had over 600 new hits, but no ratings or reviews, and ratings don't even require an account.
I'm not angry or spiteful about it, as I had gone several months without updating the thing due to writers block, family issues and general creative listlessness, but I had still expected to see some sort of reaction from people and silence is very disappointing for me, especially after all the helpful, encouraging feedback my previous chapters had garnered.
How do you deal with general ignorance from your readers? Does it get you down? Does it encourage you to write even more to attract attention?
Also, while I would love feedback, just like every other writer here, can we please not go fishing for reviews? Just talk about your experiences. If you want to offer someone feedback or concrit contact the person by PM and exchange links there.