No Headshot = I'm Not a Serious Player
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Nothing Says Waste of Time Like a Missing Profile Shot
Aren't you annoyed when masses of nobodies follow you on a social channel - WITH NO HEADSHOTS?
You feel like faceless followers have added you, names, sometimes, and nothing more. The people are telling you that they don't care enough to take the few seconds to fill out a profile, or they inanely want to maintain their privacy or hide their ugly mug on SOCIAL media.
I can't think of any act less social than to refuse to show your face to a new person you meet and want to connect with. To serious social media participants, no head means nobody.
Profile Shots Are a Piece of You That You Share to Open a Relationship
The profile shot, more than anything, personalizes you. I begin to recognize faces and put names to them. Then, I am able to remember what they post about and a bit about their personality. Finally, I am actually able to create real friendships with people -that I know better than my next door neighbor.
But not without a face.
I will not add or connect with you if you do not have a picture. I figure that you don't value me enough to make yourself a little vulnerable and show me who you are, so I won't waste my time.
The headshot is the first we see of you. And, first impressions matter even though it's cliche. My first glimpse of you is essential, not to judge you, but so that I can know you.
If you have an egghead, I won't even pause. I don't care if you saved humanity from a deadly flesh eating bacteria, or revolutionized travel to the moon - an egghead means that you are passed by.
Don't Allow the Head to Become Too Big
Of course, some might take this to the extreme - either growing heady with pride or obsessing anxiously about appearance. Studies have shown that this level of obsession can be dangerous, producing great anxiety:
Social media sites provide places where people can create the face they want the world to see. Creating a profile allows a person to decide exactly what image to present to others. For some people, this can lead to a near-obsession. This could reflect a personâs self-esteem, according to one study.
Social media is not important enough to stress or worry about, but if you are inclined in that direction, maybe you are not ready to share at all.
Let's all be kind and use our online relationships to build one another up, elevating humanity. Reveal something of yourself, expose a glimpse to the world, and have fun expanding your relationships.
If you have legitimate worries about privacy, here's a site that is helpful.
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