I'd like to paint a picture: Think headshots. Informal or formal? Profile pics. The dreaded Selfie.
But, does a blog or book need a photograph of its writer/author?
(Naturally, I thought of Elizabeth Seckman, but decided to send in my own.)
Right before I emailed it over, I wondered should I add a profile picture, nay, a headshot even. (My long-suffering mother will tell you I've been a cheeky lad all my life.)
I did attach a recent headshot, and while it may, or may not be used, it begged the question: Why is it important?
My answer is: Simple curiosity, (and I like looking into people's eyes.)
I really dislike talking to anyone who wears sunglasses (especially indoors!), mainly because the eyes are, of course, the windows to the soul.
Plus, I hate looking at myself when I talk. Really, can't you keep your hands and arms from flailing so bloody much!!
(Yup, I don't Skype either :)
That led to one step further. I recently consolidated social media and now have the same profile (French for "ugly mug") on Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.
I generally update the picture once a year, not because the camera finds me more attractive (more like I break the camera) it's just that I like having a recent picture.
(I have OCD. Look at my Twitter - I maintain it daily so that I have +/- the same followers as following.)
|Special Edition Profile for Tina's Memorial post (2014)|
So, let me ask: For those who do use a headshot, do you update the picture as time goes by?
And, if you don't use a headshot, may I ask why?
Told you I'm curious!
|Today. (Note: Hair slide to bottom of face)|