I get a thrill every time one or more of my pieces are featured by someone else
(Sounds kinda third grade, don't it?) I guess to me it means someone liked a piece of mine enough to want to share it. I appreciate it every time too. I used to try to keep up and reciprocate the kindness but it got to be a lot too confusing to remember everything and I'm the worst at writing things down and making lists
I do features in my journals almost every time I post one. I feature things I like not so much things that are popular or because I 'owe' someone a feature. Sometimes the same folks get featured more than others and usually those people are my close friends--it's just how it is with me
--but there are also a lot of random folks that pop up in my features too.
I don't do features to curry favor or gain watchers. I do them because I appreciate what folks are doing.
OK...off my soapbox now