I just finished the fourth, or maybe fifth, iteration of this map concept.
Thanks to this tutorial:
I was finally able to achieve a satisfactorily realistic coastline to base my map on.

The map is of a yet unnamed world that exists in the fantasy novel I am writing, called Ironfist.

As I said this map has gone from something made in paint, to something that used all my still rather limited knowledge of GIMP

DeviantART page

Also, there is a free internets for people who can decipher the meaning of some of the locations. The only location without a specific meaning is that of "Brockiea".

I am open to any criticism, questions, or suggestions. I doubt this will be the last version of my map. after all, it has come a very long way.