This video of Ira Glass (via 43 Folders) really resonates with me. He describes the conundrum that creative people continually face–knowing what really is good before having the experience and technical command to actually create something good. I’ve faced this my entire life (in bass playing, blogging, podcasting, and many other endeavors) and this video really hits home for me.
By the way, I love how willing Ira is to offer his older work up for this kind of scrutiny. He did this, in hilarious and cringe-worthy fashion, with some old interviews he did with the M*A*S*H cast many years ago for the radio show.