I wonder how many successful creative types wonder this. Although I think that Tycho is being overly humble:
I talked for awhile with Brawsome, the Jolly Rover/MacGuffin’s Curse people, about how making something great should be sufficient. There are people much, much better than me at writing comics, or writing in general, but for whatever reason they don’t have conventions. I think it’s weird, too.
I still scratch my head at how it was that RedState – well, I know why it succeeded; it still sometimes bemuses me that I was able to go along for the ride.
PS: This was not an invitation to tell me that I’m good at what I do. I already know that; it’s just that there are plenty of people out there who are equally good at what they do, only they don’t have guaranteed front-page privileges at one of the most influential political websites in the country. I think it’s weird, too.