My singing voice does sound strained at times. And it lacks vibrancy and strength. My guitar skills aren't always up to par. I would never be mistaken for a pro. Just ask my partner who has to listen to me practise every day. When I listen to amateurs on youtube, do covers, I can at least appreciate the effort and knowledge that is required. My tolerance level is low for the singers and guitarists who apparently have no awareness of their own low level. Humility is more attractive in my view, and can be easily detected. As can overconfidence. My writing skills? Well they remain mediocre at best, especially if I were to attempt a short story for instance. My interest is more in short essay type articles anyway. But I remind myself that it is easy to criticise and harder to encourage and build. And what I really respect are those people on forums like this, who take the time to wade through "mediocre" writing pieces, and offer constructive criticism. That deserves recognition. That deserves credit.