My Steam Age Work Gauntlets hit 500 downloads yesterday! Woot!
It’s not a big deal to some people, but it’s kind of a thing for me. When I published my little pattern back in April of 2014, I wasn’t even sure anyone would be interested. Umm. . .so, yeah, I was quickly proven wrong about that one. It had 150 downloads in the first few days. I cleaned up the format and some of the language in the instructions and released my updated version about a month and a half later. There were a few hiccups here and there, but it’s worked out pretty well in the end.
The most important thing publishing my pattern did was give me motivation to do it again. I haven’t published anything new as of yet, but I have several patterns just waiting patiently in my notebooks to be written up, tested, and released into the wild. Motivation is a hard thing for me, and seeing that other people I don’t know like my pattern enough to download and make themselves really is huge in my world. (So that took a slightly depressing turn. Totally unintended!)
Anyway, long story short (Too late!), I’m really, really proud of how far my pattern has come, and I’ve really, really appreciated all the support from people just by downloading it. It always makes my day better when I see that someone else has discovered it.