Image & The Mystery Silhouette | Abby’s Reflections 35
“Our image, or what we project to the outside world, is our essence and influences how others perceive us. Image is so much more than how we appear and it should come from a place of authenticity. It encompasses how we walk, talk, dress, and behave.”
Today I did a Facebook Live video about image or rather the default avatars on social media profiles. One can gather quite a bit of information from what is on or absent from a person’s profile. Depending on how you use social media, you will more than likely occasionally receive or send connection requests from/to strangers.
When using social media in a professional way one of the first things you’ll want to do is replace the default avatar with a photo. Personally, I prefer to use a headshot however the choice is up to the individual. Unfortunately, often, the default mystery silhouette or avatar is used instead of a photograph. While there could be legitimate reasons why someone would opt to keep the avatar I’d feel uncomfortable accepting these requests.
I think many people assume that image isn’t important in the digital age when nothing could be further from the truth. While we can connect with others in a meaningful way when we disregard the importance of our profiles we are selling ourselves short.
“No one is you and that’s your power!” ~Dave Grohl
Abby’s Reflections 35 Featured Image Description:
A gray, teal and white boldblindbeauty.com template uses the ‘Abby’s Corner’ image. Abby, sporting her signature explosive hairstyle is sitting cross-legged in her PJs (gray bottoms & white top with a gray collar). She is using her teal Abby logoed laptop with a headset/microphone and her white cane is propped up next to her.