With my resolve to update my blog – and improve it, of course – I realized I should probably update my profile picture. I use the same photo across all sites from my Facebook fan page (you do like my Facebook page, right?) to Twitter (ummm, and of course you follow my brilliant witticisms on Twitter, too?) to my profile here and on Google+ (no comment needed, I assume). The photo is a year and a half or two years old. It was taken long before I donated my hair last year, which actually wasn’t the first time I donated my hair. Since that time, I haven’t taken a decent picture.
I have no pictures of myself that weren’t, quite simply, hideous. I take horrid pictures. If I’m going to put up a photo, I at least want it to be a good one, right? And I tried. I truly, truly tried. And I failed miserably. With the planned change in my blog, it’s time to really change my profile, however. I’ve spent enough times meeting people and going to conferences handing out cards and explaining that yes, the photo on the card actually is me, but I have no hair now. It’s time.
I enlisted the help a friend of mine to take photos. We took (well, ok, she took over four hundred photos. I’ve culled them, and I’m still not sure what I’ll put up. That said, I stand by my assessment that I take horrid photos. I was trying – honestly trying – for a good photo.
Really, I was trying. And having said that, I don’t think I get to complain anymore about trying to take pictures of the wee ones. Apparently, when they say they’re trying, they really are.
There were a few photos that merit consideration, but none of them really stand out as saying “Wow! Choose this one as the profile picture because it’s so awesome!” – much to my disappointment, of course. Does anyone have tips on how to smile normally? Or at least naturally?
Below are the photos I’m currently considering making my new profile pic. I’m begging for your thoughts and suggestions and preferences because obviously this is a decision that I’m not up to making by myself. Besides, I figured you could use a laugh. Leave a comment with your vote (and other suggestions)? I have one semi-favorite, but I’m not telling you which one it is!