Although I have limited my social media use, there are still of them I use daily:
LinkedIn, WhatsApp and WordPress.
The trickiest part for me has always been choosing a profile picture.
This is supposed to be a professional network building platform.
Although, I actually know someone who used it as a dating profile. But he did end up marrying the girl. They are expecting their first child.
I have been advised before to take this one more serious.
Put on my best blouse or suit and spend money on getting it done professionally.
Now that gives me flashbacks to the horrific experiences during “photo day” at school.
We were put in a queue in alphabetic order of our name.
Whether they would look to the first or surname, it was most likely that “miss A.B.” would have to go first.
I decided to use the same picture on LinkedIn as I use on here.
It’s not professional or high quality, but my ambitions are not become a manager of any sort.
The picture was taken during a phase where I was feeling miserable every day due to bullies & backstabbers at work.
Jasper and I took a wonderful vacation to remember ourselves what is actually important in life.
It always amazes me how quickly I can change from feeling like everything is falling apart to relaxed and positive.
The smile on my face is not fake.
I knew that after that week it would be hell again, but that didn’t have to ruin the wonderful moment we had then.
I have been lucky that with each employer I also got a smart phone.
I say “lucky”, but I’m not sure if I actually mean that.
Sure, with the price these days, it does reduce any personal costs.
But I am a bit afraid that it actually allows the company to track you down.
They can find out what you googled for.
Google maps can indicate where you’ve been.
And then, the WhatsApp picture!
I don’t communicate with colleagues over WhatsApp, but I do add them.
I’m guilty of being curious about their profile picture.
Some have a picture of a Wind Turbine, their car or their pet.
Some have a picture of themselves.
Some of them and their partner.
I just a slight moment of boredom and scrolled down the WhatsApp list.
My eye caught one of the female colleagues.
Short, tight white dress. High heels. Husband in suit.
Her body in a sexy pose. His hands on her hips. His lips in her neck.
How’s it that for appropriate?
I have my Skeptical Heart as the profile picture.
I guess that says it all about my opinion 😉
What do you guys think?
What is appropriate for profile picture on different social media?