I often think of myself as not a maker, because I rarely take projects to the point of sharing them, and I tend to do projects mostly from manuals. Like, buying a broken tablet, installing spare parts from offbrand retailers, and then putting a beta linux on it.

Or writing 30 thousand words of RPG rules in order to port Dragons into Burning Wheel as having a full suite of lifepaths.

Or making experimental muffins where I take a recipe and ignore it and make a different thing.

I feel like I'm not a maker because I rarely change the state of the art, just grow my personal circle. If I write a software tool, I generally assume no one wants my changes, ans never advertise because I assume that it's just stuff no one wants.

I dunno, this is a weird anxiety, and it's the kind of anxiety I assume makes me a worse person, or at least a foolish one who is too focused on culture.
MrCopilot mastodon (AP)
sounds like good old fashioned run of the mill perfectly natural imposter syndrome. It happens at every skill proficiency, fame and renown level.

makers make, You made.
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Yeah, I was just kinda stating the weirdness
Dave friendica
That's like saying I'm not a real programmer because all I ever do is solve the obvious problem right in front of me.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Others have stated the obvious regarding your status as a maker, but more importantly, not believing you are a maker doesn't make you a worse person. I'd rather someone who makes things and doesn't call themselves a maker rather than the opposite *side eyeing Elon Musk*.
Yeah, it's far more about tenseness about leaving a mark and bettering communities by my presense