Updating the Face…

I’ve a confession. Sometimes I’m lazy.

I started this blog in 2012 after listening to one of Michael Hyatt’s lessons on writing and self publishing. He advised putting a picture of myself on every platform I used. That way, no matter if it’s WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, or some other platform, readers could recognize each site as mine by my picture.

2012 HeadshotSeemed logical, so I pulled up my pictures, selected one, and posted it on all my online sites. Never thought about it again.

I missed the part about updating that photo periodically. Some say you should update it every six months. This seems excessive to me, but after six years with the same photo, I’ll admit, it’s horribly out of date.

When I called one of the book stores in town concerning a book signing, they asked about a current, high quality photo of the author. Ummm. I don’t have that.

So, as with everything involving The Adventure, a photographer friend stepped forward and offered to help me out.

As a self proclaimed introvert, I’m not big on having my photo taken, so I was extremely nervous about this whole deal.

2018 HeadshotHowever, I couldn’t be happier with how the pictures turned out.

So, for those trying to build a platform, update your photo once in a while. (I’ll make this note to myself too =).

And here’s a great big thank you to Dan. You can check out more of his photography here on instagram.

Goodbye to my old photo.

And hello to my new photo. Me, six years older and maybe, hopefully, a tiny bit wiser.



12 thoughts on “Updating the Face…

  1. Kaz Ess says:

    Lovely pic! I should probably do the same, lol. I took my photo off all my social media during my stalker incident, but I’m planning to put it back later this year, and will update accordingly. Mine was about six years out of date too! 😂

  2. kat says:

    Really loving the new photo! Wow, six years goes by fast. Looking forward to watching your photos change over the years!

  3. Both pic look good but a freshening every once in awhile is good too. 🙂

  4. leslierohman says:

    Looks beautiful!

  5. J.C. Wolfe says:

    I like your new photo, Jennifer! I should definitely update mine as well; this one is six years old too! 🙂

  6. Dad says:

    Both photo’s look great. Looking forward to the next update and continued stories.

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