Yesterday, I received some major kudos on a project that I developed for my personal Web site about 2 years ago. It sucked about 3 weeks of my time during a lull at work, and I got to learn a lot of very cool things.
When I was contacted yesterday, there was also some discussion that this little side-project helped resolve a large roadblock that this person was encountering in a project that they were working on with a tight deadline. The writer also could not believe that I was giving this information away for free, given the amount of time and resources that this very knowledgeable person had invested in finding the information, before he found my site.
It is always good to get positive feedback on something you have done out of personal interest. It motivated me to go back and re-examine this project and see how I could improve it further.
THank you.