I had a big birthday recently, and was rather shocked to see the photos. I had aged, and I didn’t like it.
It’s because I’m accustomed to seeing a younger me online. In Internet years I am up to 10 years younger.
The thing is, I like those old shots quite a bit. But this year, I forced myself to post a more current mug shot (right), which I still didn’t put on my professional website.
Sound familiar? Here’s how old I am in Internet years:
Yes, I’ll admit, I like seeing photos of myself
- less wrinkled, and
I know I’m not alone. Have you ever done a double take when you meet someone in person who has a younger Internet headshot?
But shouldn’t I get over it, and isn’t this a feminist issue? Aging isn’t acceptable for women in the first place, and here I am reinforcing that view. Even Cameron Diaz has spoken out.
So I have some questions:
- Should we all stop being vain and embrace our age online? If so, I’m trying this software.
- If not, how far back is acceptable?
- Are you guilty too? If you dare, send a link of your mug and tell me the date.