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Nervous Nelly…Nellie?

24 Jan

I just changed my Gravatar pic on WordPress and it has me nervous, a stupid thing to be nervous about I know but there ya have it, nervous.

well ok, I'm not this nervous!

well ok, I’m not this nervous!

Why am I nervous? Cause now people can see what I look like! Ack!

Sure, I sometimes post pics that have partial shots of my face, and yeah ok, if you are even vaguely observant you can look to the right and see my face on the Twitter Widget and if you actually read my Twitter feed you will see the occasional picture of me where I’m not at all trying to hide my face buuuuut I dunno, this feels different…is that weird?

Now, when I leave comments it’ll be my picture beside the comment instead of my former Gravatar which was a purple fairy (I like fairies, don’t judge! that’s just mean πŸ˜› lol), if someone wants to see who I am on WordPress they will actually see what I look like…even though it was my decision it has me mildly freaking out which in turn is making me laugh at myself lol

Anyone tech savvy could have followed my blog to my LinkedIn account, my tumblr account (which is super new!), my facebook account, my twitter account, my google+ account…omg I have a lot of online stuff, what is scary is I know people who have waaay more! My point is, on some of those other accounts I haven’t been as cautious as I have been here when it comes to my image being attached, but because I write about my life, and personal stuff on here, I try to keep it a bit more anonymous.

Apparently I decided to change that a bit lol πŸ˜›

I’m probably nervous for nothing, most likely nobody will even notice it has changed, or care that it is a picture of me now, but for me it is kind of a big step in my being alright with people who aren’t personal friends knowing a bit more about who I am. I’m so judgmental about what I look like I didn’t want to offer up my image for judgement by others but for some reason, tonight (well, technically early this morning as it is 2:25am Friday but I haven’t gone to bed yet so to me it still feels like Thursday night lol) it feels like it is a good night to make this little change to my WordPress account.

So hi there all my WordPress friends! You now know what I look like…ack! πŸ˜›

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6 Responses to “Nervous Nelly…Nellie?”

  1. LFFL January 24, 2014 at 3:34 am #

    What! Nothing to be nervous about. It’ll be fun for you to have your picture floating around like the rest of us.

    • shrinkingwmn January 25, 2014 at 12:38 am #

      lol floating out amongst all the other random pics on the internet – it’ll be in good company πŸ˜›

  2. Kat - MFU January 25, 2014 at 1:07 am #

    I felt the same when I put my picture on here, again when I added my nickname Kat. It felt less anonymous, I was more exposed. I’m working up to paying my before pictures but right now I’m thinking they might need to wait until I have some after photos to put up with them, and some more self confidence!

    • shrinkingwmn January 25, 2014 at 1:38 am #

      I haven’t put my name yet, I’m not quite at that stage lol and I’m sooo with you when it comes to before and after pics. I didn’t put up ‘before’ pics when I started cause I was too embarrassed of what I looked like and also because I wasn’t putting pics of myself in general. Every now and then I toy with putting up a before/after gallery but since I’m not at my final goal yet I keep putting it off, I want to be able to show people the final product, not just the work in progress lol

      • Kat - MFU January 25, 2014 at 1:41 am #

        I’m with you on that one. Before and after pictures are inspiring, before pictures on their own are just embarrassing :-p

      • shrinkingwmn January 25, 2014 at 1:43 am #

        Yesss! I totally agree! lol

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