one doesn't tend to post until the work is at a level/standard where you are happy to show
Tim, I’m glad you said that. What I am working at right now is a classic example. I’ve been kindly offered assistance via the forum and my wife, hearing the occasional grumble (hmmm), has asked why I don’t seek assistance. My response is always that I need to show a greater degree of competence myself before publicly displaying that I’m nowhere near where I am trying to get to.
I’ve spent days wrestling with a problem that those more experienced would probably solve in no time at all. Mind you, the greater the success, the greater the satisfaction!
NB. Having thought more about my initial response I realise that I am doing an injustice to members of the society. Once I plucked up courage to explain where I was, what I was hoping to achieve and where I was stuck, the response I had was overwhelming. I would be nowhere near where I am now without the support, guidance and encouragement I received from members. It has been like having my own personal, private tutor and coach.
So, as a Tim said, it’s hard to show where we are until we feel that we have something to show but the benefits of doing so cannot be underestimated.