One of the things that takes a little getting used to is the whole voting on the SE sites. Everyone in the SE universe that has 15 rep or higher is allowed to vote up, and 125 rep for down.
In the beginning, when I first frequented the sites, I too would see what appear to be perfectly valid questions with -1 or -2 or even 0. Then I posted my first questions and eventually my first answers and would invariably receive up and down votes.
Then I realized, the votes are nothing more than signals. They are just a way for others around me, peers, to provide feedback, nothing more.
In the same way that a performer can get up in front of a crowd and do their thing, the crowd can either:
- do nothing
So too on the SE sites can the crowd do here as well. So my questions to you would be, as a performer:
- Do you perform for the claps, or do you perform for some other more self serving reason?
- If it is for some more fundamental reason, do you not continue to perform?
Do not let a boo perturb you from performing!
Ask the best questions you can, if it get's downvoted, ask for help. Leave a comment asking for someone to help you make it a better question. Leave a comment asking why it was downvoted, become better at your craft, but don't torture yourself wondering why someone in the crowd might have booed your performance, it will only drive you crazy, let it go!