Engage in visual meaning making using still and moving images by sharing selfie or icon that represents you and your journey.
I’ve lost track of the amount of people who have complained that I do not look anything like what I do in my avatar. Some are shocked that I am not 50 or do not have a beard. Others question whether it is professional enough.The irony is that I chose the image because it was a portrayal of how someone else saw me.
A few years ago, when I was still working in Kerang, I was asked if I minded having my photograph taken for students to use in the creation of portraits. I said yes. A few weeks later a student dropped off a bunch of portraits to staff. I have no idea who created it, nor what that original looked like.
I still wonder if I should change my avatar. What does it mean to be professional in an online environment. I am really not sure. So what about you? What are your thoughts? As always, comments welcome.
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