I first made my deviantart account in highschool when I started doing more art outside of school hours. Now all the art I do is on my own terms, which generally means there isnt as much of it, it isnt done through such a drawn out process, and I dont really plan, things just happen.
For probably most of a year, I had forgotten my login and password, and forgotten that my account even existed. Then one of my friends complained that I did a bunch of art and only put it on facebook. On her advice, I got back to DA, to hopefully find a bigger audience for my art. You never know