Listen up ugly people, average people, and those of you who lack the confidence to know whether or not you’re hot stuff. I’ve got news for you. Take an amazing picture, use it as your Twitter avatar, and you’ll meet the love of your life, land your dream job, and get PAID like a Kardashian!
Don’t kill the messenger. I’m just telling you what Forbes digital has to say on the subject….unless you’re digging the message, then you’re welcome.
Is it Ok to Be Ugly on Social Media?
I came across an article titled Never Take a Photo in the Sun, and Other Ways to Take a Great Twitter Picture, and thought oh this might be cute. I like photography tips. However, what I read sent me swinging. According to Forbes writers Hannah Elliott and Kashmir Hill, if you aren’t presenting yourself as America’s Next Top Model, you might as well kill yoself fool.
Elliott quotes Hill as saying:
“In the digital space, as in real life, your appearance matters. Your avatar is your face–literally, and a suggestion of the conversation you plan to have with potential followers. A boring avatar may lead to expectations of the same from your tweeting.”
Is it that deep? Twitter avatars are so small, I can barely make out anything more than a headshot (using my phone). The only time I enlarge the pictures is when someone makes mention of her avi. But what do I know? Most of my pictures look like I’m saying CHEEEEEEEEEZ!
I don’t equate boring avatars with boring tweets. I equate boring tweets with boring tweets. For example, if all you do is tweet about business, social media, news, links to other boring gobbledygook, and never have conversations, have a seat. In fact, have several seats (10 points if you know which reality star coined that phrase).
Which Came First the Twitter or the Egg?
Does appearance matter? Yep. Absolutely. It most certainly does! I met my husband because of my looks. You probably met your sig other the same way. My looks have also gotten me a free Krispy Kreme or two—don’t judge me.
“A stunning photo could help you land a job,” says Elliott. Probably so, IF YOU’RE A MODEL!!!!!!!!
I’m very much into fashion and style, and I know how to work what I got. BUT don’t try to tell me my Twitter avatar is some mystical key to the kingdom of my future. Let’s keep it real, most hiring officials (outside the digital space) are not relying on social media to fill positions—not yet anyway. Therefore, they are NOT hiring based on Twitter and Facebook avatars. If you want to prove me wrong, I won’t turn down a lucrative modeling contract, tele-working from glamorous locations around the world, and a luxury mansion.
Heads Up: I don’t think the world will come to an end if you don’t have “beautiful” Twitter and Facebook avatars. Just have fun. However, you shouldn’t look skanky or stinky…I’m just saying. If you’re looking for love put your best foot forward, what ever that means to you. Don’t let anyone define what looking good means to you. Confidence is the number one ingredient to EVERY area of success in life, and you can take that to the bank. I completely understand the point of the article, but I think it was a little misguided by placing so much emphasis on what photo I use on Twitter.
Now my driver’s license, that’s another story, I must look amazing dahling! I have to whip it out so many times, I refuse to present a mug shot. CHEEEEEEEEZ!