For me what ended up helping me be more positive about getting kudos but not comments was like hearing explanations from readers as to why they don't write comments. And while I still prefer that they did write them even if they were just "ashdfihioagdshiodsaghildsgahkl;dsg" in my inbox like...Yeah I get it? Sometimes you don't really know what to say. Or you're nervous of saying a thing. Or you're afraid of somehow insulting the author. And while I do wish they'd get over those anxieties and comment like. I can at least understand it? I guess. That and I try to think on the fact that like...People are interacting with it at all. When they very much could just not be at all. I suppose it's a small interaction but like it's an interaction at all on something as niche as f/f poemfic. It's a difference between a wordless acknowledgement that someone liked a thing and getting literally nothing. It also helps I think to have like...People who I do regularly show my writing to and who comment upon it. Like having just art friends to share things with and comment on regularly a lot help takes the edge off the bitterness some. I am still kind of bitter though, admittedly. But like able to appreciate kudos more.