Wednesday, July 2, 2014

The Art of the Selfie

Usually I hate photos of myself. It's not that I don't like how I look. When I look in the mirror in the morning I usually can be like "Yeah... that's good. Look at me. I'm kinda pretty. Go me!"

Then someone takes a picture of me and I look at it and I'm appalled at how much different I look in a photo than I do in my mirror. Seriously it's just not fair.

However, I am getting used to pictures of myself. Blogging is partially to blame. Everyone is always like "You need more pictures of yourself on your blog!" And then there's Instagram where you basically HAVE to have selfies all over the place. Then there's Snap Chat which is even worse than Instagram with selfies. So... I'm getting used to being ridiculous and taking pictures of myself and coming to terms with how I look in them.

When friends try to snap a candid picture of me though I still freeze then cover my face. If you're going to be candid- you need to be more sneaky about it!

The times I try to take pictures of myself there are usually dozens taken because I'm always self conscious and all "NO! That one is awful!" If you were to scroll through my phone and see all of the pictures I have of myself you'd probably think I'm really self centered. I'm not. I'm far too picky about my selfies then get lazy and don't delete the bad ones.

So, when I finally find a picture of myself I like, I tend to overuse it on everything.

This is one of my new favorites. It's on my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, probably been on this blog a few times...


Is everyone as ridiculous about photos as I am?

Day 2 of Blog Everyday in July: Selfies. Link up here. 

14 comments:

  1. I am terrible at selfies, and pictures in general. So I overuse pictures also. I swear, I look GREAT in my bathroom mirror but it's like once I leave the house, everything changes LOL

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    1. aw! you're in the same way as me Brittany : D
      but keep trying to take selfie! : P

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  2. Look so pretty! I am wondering why I don't dare to take mine to selfie. lol. But you did great! : P

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    1. LOL thanks! But you should see all of the bad ones I took before I picked this one to put up on the Internet!

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  3. Halloa! dear, just followd you blog x)

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  4. Loved that selfie! Though I am no good in taking selfies! :)

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  5. btw the link up on the challenge is on Jem's blog at http://jem-abainza.blogspot.com.

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    1. I can't figure out how to add my link!

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  6. I hate when there are picture out there of me that are unfaltering, so I totally understand!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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  7. All my attempts at selfies turn into weird pictures, lol. It's something about the angle I think...lol

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    1. Selfies are hard to do, and I feel really awkward asking people to take pictures of me. So... I just try it on my own lol.

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  8. So pretty Emmy! There's some discrepancy between my mirror and camera phone too! Hahaha. Anyway, I also tend to use a pretty good selfie on FB, IG, Viber and stuff then send them to my bestfriends to annoy them. Haha

    xx Jem of Postcards and Polaroids

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