Sharing feels nice.
Sometime back, when I first discovered the unsplash.com, I was amazed by the quality of photos available for free from the website. I hardly felt that my photographs are anywhere near the quality, but I decided to put up a few anyway.
A couple of years went by. I have been using the site to get an image here and there when needed. Then I remembered that I had put some up myself. I decided to check up on them. To my complete surprise I one of the photos had over a million views and over 9,000 downloads. Wow. Coincidentally it is also one of my most favourite photos. It was taken during the road trip to Alaska with my son.
It felt nice to share and to feel appreciated. The appreciation did not come in the form of thank yous, but the actual downloads. Which in a way is more sincere.
Here is the photo on the unsplash.com