I know most of you through the smiling faces of your profile pictures. Some of them look professionally done. Others look they were taken in a natural setting when you just happened to be smiling. And others might be a cartoon or movie character or some significant piece of art or a label that you feel represents who you are here in the blogosphere.
I was thinking the other day about what kind of picture I’d want on the back of a book I wrote. Most authors go out and get professional photo shoots just for the occasion. Would I want a woodsy background? Or would I go with some kind of solid color? Or what about a sandy beach!...ooh...with sparkling turquoise water and white sands...and dolphins!?
To be truthful, I haven’t had professional photos taken since my senior portraits about eleven years ago. My blogging profile pic was taken when I was feeling particularly Jenny McCarthy-ish at a family get-together.
Oh and that semi-professional looking one I use on my facebook account?
Yeah, I had to cut all indecent parts out of the photo.
If you zoom out you'll see I’m holding a beer in one hand and showing a little more boobage than a professional pic usually warrants (um, depending on the profession.) Don’t believe me? Behold:
What’s the story behind your profile pic and what kind of background would you get for your author’s portrait?