Blindside friends with poorly-timed motivational statements!
Offend by omission, gracefully rub the wrong way, leave a vaguely unsettled feeling wherever you go!
(In truth, I appreciate people who can react to art/music/writing/outfits/hairstyles/marriages in many of the ways I’m listing. At least they are honest. When they do hand out praise, you know it’s genuine. When they say, “Wow!” just assume they mean something good.)
It's a good start.
Go for it!
There's something intriguing about it.
You definitely have a unique style.
You cut your hair...well, it'll grow back soon.
Your work has really changed.
Never hurts to experiment.
You have some neat colors in there.
I’d love to see the rest.
Only you could get away with that.
That was brave.
My friend Bill really likes your songs.
It’s good to take risks.
You look good lately.
The hard work is starting to pay off.
It's worthwhile even if you just do it for yourself.
I don't know if I like it so much because I know you or...
It's a start.
It shows that you put a lot of work into it.
More power to you.
I can't wait to see how your work develops.
I'm glad you're not self-conscious about how you dress anymore.
You're letting it all hang out.
Well I like it but it’s gonna be a tough sell.
I really like your earlier work.
It could actually turn into something kind of interesting.
Love the Dylan quote in there.
Look at you!
You’re really willing to put yourself out there.
You’ve got a great memory so your stories are good. I have to remember to jot things down more often.
Quiet intelligence is much better than blatant brilliance.
You’ll get there eventually.
You looked like you were having fun up there!
Also Jason, once of Satellite Lost said "How do you not mention 'Hey, good set' in the comments?"
One last thing. Liz sent this in: