@dipset You said it yourself, the only way to get better is to practice. It's always going to be easier to cross your arms and say "This essay sux" than it would be to create a good video essay of your own. And it's scary to be vulnerable and take a chance and put something out there, because you know there are a legion of people crossing their arms, waiting for the next thing they'll look down on.
And in the best case scenario, you start creating and putting out stuff that you're at least moderately proud of, but in five years you'll look back on it and be embarrassed of all the things you've learned since then. But you got there, and you're no longer standing in the crossed-arm masses.
"Make mediocre art with alarming frequency," right?