Everywhere I go, everywhere I look, people are taking pictures of themselves. My friends. My family. My favorite bloggers. I don’t get it.
My Facebook feed offers a steady stream of one person + one camera + vacant eyes and pouting lips. It seems as though everyone I know routinely snaps photos of themselves in front of mirrors, or just holding their iPhone at arm’s length.
It’s different if it’s a group of people, but I’m not totally sold on the one person + one camera element.
Fun fact: I’ve actually tried getting aboard the selfie train. Maybe it’s because I look like a total moron while simpering for the camera that I’m not into it. When I showed my boyfriend my first try he started laughing uncontrollably, and that admittedly put a damper on my selfie enthusiasm. But I kinda think there’s more to it.
Anytime everyone is doing something, I almost instinctively run in the other direction. All these chicas look amazing in their selfies, and power to them, but it just feels a little forced to me.
I mean, it would be one thing if you were standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and didn’t speak French, and were therefore left to your own devices. It would be another thing if you were stranded on a desert island and couldn’t train the local wildlife to snap a pic.
But presumably these people all have friends/family/boyfriends/other human beings in their lives who could help them?
Am I completely off base here? Do I need to get with the times and force myself to start taking photos of myself? Can a blog even succeed these days without constant #OOTD (outfit of the day) selfies?
Let me know what you think!