For those of you who have followed this blog or have been friends with me on Facebook for the past 4 years, you know that my profile photo has never changed. Always the same smiling, inspired Jamey looking towards the future against a red background.
I like the photo. I do not like changing Facebook profile photos because I like a consistent online “face.” I use that same profile photo on probably 50+ websites across the internet. I like the distinctive red background.
But as a friend gently pointed out recently, I no longer look exactly like that photo. After all, it’s 4 years old. I have more gray hair. I weigh 10 more pounds. I have 5 fewer moles.
So it might be time for a change.
I want your help, but please don’t take this decision lightly. I know many of you change your profile photo every other day with images of babies and weird art and symbols instead of your face–that is not what I do. I like consistency with my online face, so this is a big deal for me. If I change this photo, I will have to change it all over the internet. I’ll even have to change it on the top of this blog if I can figure out how to do so.
So here we go. The poll at the bottom is in the same order as the photos. All of these photos (except the first one, obviously) were taken in the last 2 months, and they can be cropped if necessary.