I think I need a sexier Gravatar portrait on my blog. The one I have is way too boring for all the witty comments I make.
Now, for those of you who aren’t familiar with your Gravatar photo, it is usually the photo that appears when you make a comment on a blog. It’s not like I’m a blogger expert, so this advice might fall into the “I’m right 97.9% of the time” category.
Visualize this: Me in a minivan with my bald head shining brightly, wearing some really cool looking shades, and the summertime Aloha Shirt.
Sounds pretty awesome, huh?
That would be the typical middle aged father you never wanted to become but because time marches on, you have become. Unless you are a woman. Then that picture became a whole lot stranger.
A couple of problems I have with my upcoming portrait that need to be addressed.
We don’t have a minivan. Sure, I could borrow one. I’m hoping someone I know has a real weird color. Maybe a pink or bright red one…with a racing stripe on it. Now, that would be cool. And flames on the side with custom rims and low profile tires.
This I don’t have a problem. I really haven’t had hair on the top of my head since 1996. However the shiny part will be hard. I live in Seattle and we don’t get the sun shining out much expect for ten days in August.
Cool Looking Shades:
Again, in Seattle we don’t have a lot of sun so finding sunglasses might be hard. However, I do have some really neat looking safety glasses that might work. Of course, I don’t want to look like MMA fighter either.
I’m from Hawaii so this isn’t a problem. My real problem is which one to wear; that will be the hard part to decide upon. Do I go with the casual business style Aloha shirt or the obnoxious tourist style shirt from Hilo Hatties? The casual business style is more professional and won’t make me look like a dork on vacation. But clearly the obnoxious Aloha shirt will scream out to others that I am a fun loving blogger. Yet will the obnoxious Aloha shirt makes my witty comments less effective because I look like a clown? Then there is the whole issue of how many buttons do you undo on the shirt. Do you go with all but the top button buttoned up? Do you go with a few buttons unbutton? Or do you really “man it up” and leave all the buttons undone, letting your massive muscular chiseled chest with rock hard abs glisten in the sun? This Aloha shirt issue is pretty complicated.
So you see my new Gravatar photo is something I really need to think about. The planning process itself might take weeks, perhaps even months. In the meantime, I’ll leave you will this new Photoshopped photo of me.
As always, your witty and sarcastic comments are welcome. I still am waiting to hear from you.
Really, you have time to leave a comment….just go to the bottom of this post and add something…make me feel like I have a reader besides my Mom and my imaginary stalker Cyndi!