Well, I'm over that little run of enthusiasm! LOL.
No, I'm not quitting the icon 'contest' communities I belong to. I still like seeing the icons, after all. They really are art to me.
But I've decided it's a complete waste of my time to enter my (feeble?) attempts there in future...
Hell, I've got little enough free time to spend online on any given day, so I simply needed to decide how best to spent that time.
I suppose the fact that I'm crazed by my Yahoo moderations at the current time just might have something to do with this decision, in all honesty! (smile)
The fact that I don't seem to do very well is also a factor. If people seemed to like my work I might feel differently. But as it is, my submissions won't be missed. That's just an honest appraisal!
It was fun while it lasted. Much like my small stint posting blend submissions. I found that experience exactly the same, by the way. Anyway, I can still vote for the work of others!
Interestingly enough, it didn't matter whether there was voting involved or the entries were simply judged by one or more persons.
In the final analysis, I didn't come away feeling bad about the experience. But it did push me to try things I might not have bothered with had it not been for the various challenges...
However, it was a bit annoying in some communities when entries that didn't follow the 'rules' were still allowed to win! No, that is not sour grapes on my part... Seriously. (smile)
At least you won't be forced to view any more of my icon challenge entries in the future! Which doesn't mean I won't ever post icons here again. Just that I doubt I'll do it as frequently as I might have!
It's hotter than hell here today. Our poor, over-worked and old air conditioner can't begin to even try and cool down the office even a little. (sigh)
Hours later and I've come back to finish this!
It's after ten now and still hotter than blazes upstairs. But I just 'ran through' the sprinklers in the back yard and am sitting here damp and not too horribly uncomfortable. (grin)
I think I want to tackle another drabble, possibly...