Swift knows that attempting to write a song about something she hasn’t experienced or isn’t passionate about isn’t going to sell because it’s not going to elicit the emotional reaction from her fans that’s made her unstoppable. Yes, her image in the press is “sad Taylor,” but even the snarkiest writers know that Swift is reading these posts while cashing her giant checks made possible by music that she created without resorting to sexually suggestive lyrics and skimpy costumes. Her experience happens to be romantically-inclined, and she often paints herself as the wronged party, but don’t we all (I’m talking men and women) when we’ve just had our hearts shattered into a thousand tiny pieces? Her ability to turn that recurring rush of emotions into fuel for her profession is why she’s a titan of the music industry. So go head and throw your barbs, everyone.