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...

3 comments:

VA on the Bay said...

Hi Sam, I am on Facebook - check out http://explosious.blogspot.com/ it might be of interest. I always like to read yours. Photo shows a lovely person XX

Thai said...

Yo Sam.

Surprise surprise.

Didn't know you're an avid photographer.

My fav. translator. Has been a long time. :-)
Hope you are well.

Thai

Linguanerd said...

Hello, Thai...

I wonder what else you didn't know :-P Like.. that your agency is my oldest long-term client?

Thank you for the compliment! I do appreciate.