I bought a mug and a mouse pad with my work, on Sunday. Snapfish, or shutterfly had less expensive mouse pads, and imagestation.com had really cheap mugs. Now I'll be able to see what my work looks like on two different items.
Today I decided to look into some photography stuff. My mom really likes my bumble bee picture and told me she wanted a puzzle of it, so I went online and ordered her a copy for her birthday. I also used the same service to order 10 prints for free (besides shipping). My portfolio is growing very very slowly.. I should sift through my stuff and find more pictures that I want to add to it.
I'm also looking at photo submission guidelines for a lot of different places. They expect a lot, bad news for me The only digital submissions most places accept are from like 11 megapixel camera's. I need a new camera apparently (eventually). I'll continue my search though. At the very least I'll be able to see what these places are asking for, so that I'll be better prepared for those situations.
Also, I don't necessarily have to sell my photo's that I've already taken this way. I can sell them directly, and even maybe use my site to allow people to buy things like puzzles with my work.