Well, I thought I would boast a little. I started uploading images to Pixoto for their competitions two or three years ago. I was not seriously adding lots of images, just the odd one and considering the thousands that I have on file, so far I only have 217 on the site.
However, this has still surprised me as I have won 49 awards so far. There hasn’t been any financial gain from that, but it has helped a few images to sell, which has been wonderful.
When you do something purely for the love of it, there is no greater joy, than to experience the admiration of others when the see your work. So yes, this really feel wonderful.