I'm a serious hobbyist photographer and take pictures mostly for myself, but also love seeing my work used elsewhere.
Recently I was in a position to use a photo of mine at an annual neighborhood event. I used my photo on the cover of an HOA membership list that's used when people checked into the picnic. A local city councilman saw the photo and expressed interest in acquiring a print of the photo for use in in City Hall.
What are some of the off beat methods you've tried to give your photography more exposure?