Thursday, February 14, 2008

My Mother

In Memoriam
Lidia Gawronska
02/01/1941 - 13/02/2007

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Public Profile

I have always had my photos online, from Yahoo! Photos to Flickr, but they were my photos of others, of other things, of nature - never of me. I shied away from putting myself online, partly because I am not photogenic (very mobile face) and partly because, well, I am a humble sort of person and would rather have other sing my praises, blah, blah, blah..

But in the past two years, as I attend more and more conventions and conferences outside my home territory, I keep meeting people who have read me, whether on the AUSIT eBulletin, in the Newsletter, in SAJIM or somewhere else, and exclaim, "Oh, my God... sorry, I thought you were male!" Which irritates me to nth degree, because, well, I am NOT A MALE, and as a female, I am still - as Shania Twain sings - "alright".

I am not a firm believer in oracles and crystal glasses, but when I am in two minds about something, I play a game of Freecell, and if it opens, I do it. It's not that I believe in it, but it makes me feel better, simply because it proves I am mentally clear enough to beat my computer in a game of cards, and therefore I can make objective decisions.

I did it last night. The question was, is it OK to put my public face online? So I am all over Facebook, currently only visible to friends, until I have sorted out what it is that I want to do with Facebook as a marketing tool.

I am open to suggestions...