A couple of days ago, I caught a contest thrown out by Sandra, the author of the quite excellent blog Square One Notes. Sandra challenged the world to post a selfie.
Something new for me. Creeping up on my year one anniversary of markbialczak.com, I figured it’s darn well time to take on such a challenge.
I snapped a couple, here and there. But there was no rush to judgment because Sandra attached a deadline of this Sunday, Feb. 16, for the contest. Enter by then if you want a chance to win one of her cool prize offerings. (I’m not telling. You’ll have to click over to Sandra’s place to find out what they are.)
This much I knew as thought about my mission.
It had to be outdoors, next to the house I share with my dear wife Karen. It should be during or just after a bout of snow, to show how winter will not release its grip this February. Bundled up in the cold? That goes without saying.
And I think I have discovered my true selfie, a snapshot taken with my iPad Air that says so much about my here and now.
Winter morning, Syracuse, N.Y. Cars brushed off. Driveway not yet shoveled. Snow still tickling our city neighborhood of Eastwood behind me.
I do believe I like it. My New York Jets winter hat makes a statement. There may be a flake of snow that’s attached itself to my ruddy winter face. The background is the street where I live the best I can.
Link to Sandra’s selfie-centered contest here.
Are you a serial selfie-ist? Have you posted a selfie somewhere? What makes a great selfie, in your eyes?