I'm back on here after several years.
I know I'm not where I want to be with my photography, I only started taking it seriously about six months ago. Finally turned off that manual mode and started playing around with (and screwing up) my settings. So I am learning quite a bit via trial and error.
Although I am not completely happy with my results yet, I can look back at my first deviations and feel much better about how I'm doing!
Also, all the favorites, watches, and kind words do wonders. They just make me want to try more!
I look forward to not only learning more from the people on here, but sharing my artistic side with those who might appreciate and understand it.