PostHeaderIcon A Picture Is Worth At Least A Dozen Words

By Terez Howard

You’ve heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. Usually, these pictures are masterpieces that evoke your five senses, thoughts and memories. The picture I’m talking about is much different.

This picture is your headshot. If you’re engaged in social media, you have many opportunities to include a photo of yourself. To name a few:

  • Your blog
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Blog comments

I don’t want people seeing me

OK. Are you complaining that you don’t like how you look in a picture? If so, get over it. There is a far greater benefit to posting your picture than worrying about an awkward photo.

The number one reason to including your picture with your social media accounts is that you get to show yourself as a real person. Social media is all about being social. What better way to be social than showing a picture of yourself?

Personally, when I scan LinkedIn accounts, I gravitate to the ones that include a headshot. Something tells me this person is a serious businessperson, and they aren’t afraid to show it.

So if you’ve been shying away from posting a picture of yourself, rethink it. Your picture tells people a little about yourself. The absence of a headshot tells something else. Which do you prefer?

About the author

Terez Howard operates TheWriteBloggers, a professional blogging service which builds clients’ authority status and net visibility.

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3 Responses to “A Picture Is Worth At Least A Dozen Words”

  • Mokibobolink says:

    I can’t agree more. I too gravitate more towards profiles where people have real pictures. I finally just had to get over how I felt about myself in pictures. This process was helped tremendously by having my roomie, a professional photographer, to do my headshot. I’ve gotten so many compliments on it, I know it was the right thing to do. I feel much closer to my readers now on both of my blogs because of it. Now they can actually “see” me when I communicate with them.

  • thoward says:

    Your headshot looks great!

    It’s funny how we worry about how we look in pictures. But when it comes to our businesses, having a picture is much more beneficial than not having one.

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