In praise of making photos for yourself:
Do your photos make you smile?
Do your photos bring you joy?
For example, when you look at your own photos, do they make you smile?
Do your photos impress you?
When you look at your own photos, do they impress you from a compositional perspective?
Do your photos spark wonderful memories from the past?
Many of my photos serve a personally sentimental purpose. I look back at my old photos and smile, and go:
“Oh I totally forgot I went there, or did that!”
Photography as personal snapshots, to spark wonderful memories of your past.