Apparently, they come with the stigma that the human on the other end is consumed with their own face. But that's not the case. And, I'm here to set the record straight.
There is a place for selfies.
Consider reading your favorite blog posts, Facebook pages, and Tweets with no attached selfies. Boooooring. It's like watching Steve Martin in "Father of the Bride" with black construction paper over your face. Steve Martin isn't Steve Martin without the visual aid of his facial and body expressions. Let's face it, a selfie brings a post to life.
And if we were vain, conceited folks, we wouldn't post pics like this:
Believe it or not, I've had a few people complain that I'm obsessed with taking selfies. That Facebook is filled of selfies of Jaime with coffee mugs, Starbucks, espresso, and more coffee. Well then. I'm sure that is a highly offensive picture that must be removed from FB IMMEDIATELY. (I could see the argument for said selfie to the right--I'm offended just staring at myself).
LOL. Ok, all snark aside, do you really want to know why I love selfies? Not the ones of myself, but the ones of other people?
I GET TO KNOW YOU!!
SO much personality is portrayed in a good selfie. Anne stinks at taking selfies. Which is why I LOVE her selfies!!!!! They're always lopsided, or her face half cut off, or so close I see her nose pores, or sometimes perfectly centered but blurry. Either way, it's my Anne-Girl. My sister. And her personality shines through her smile, her raised coffee mug, her beautiful face. Sheesh!!! I get to SEE her in a selfie. I would be bereft if she didn't send them to me.
And Erica! She posted a selfie this weekend on Facebook that cracked me up. Her cat wrapped around her neck like a backward boa. Loved it. Laughed out loud, literally. It was a fantastic selfie filled with joy, wit, and life.
So take selfies. Share yourself. The Lord made amazing personalities and people. Selfies are polluted when they're posed as glamour shots, or seductive, or so on. Selfies that share a little bit of God's awesomeness in you? They make my day!!!
Head over to my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/jaimewrightbooks and post a selfie of you and your personality today!! I want to get to know you face to face. Keep it real, but keep it clean or this post will blow up in my face and I'll have to delete your pic asap.