Recently, I’ve received an influx of invites on Facebook from people who enjoy showing off their body parts.
Typically, I just ignore them until they go away. While I’m not a prude, I’m also not interested in networking with folks who cannot have some sense of decorum in a network I use for both personal and professional reasons.
Last week, though, I received an invite from a woman who thought her breasts were her greatest asset. They spilled out of a teenie tank for all the world to see – including me, someone who does NOT know her.
I’d finally had enough. Who were these these people sending me friend requests? Was there something in my profile sending them my way? How could I make it stop? Were they following me from MySpace, which I dumped for this very reason?
I decided to check out this person’s profile. Can you guess?
She was an author searching for an agent.
I was blown away. This sort of drunken-looking pose was supposed to make her a literary catch? I could not help but ask myself, What was she thinking?!?
For some, photos like this might be fun to take at parties and share later – privately – with friends, but to make it public for the viewing pleasure of millions is, in many instances, career suicide. Even if your profile is private, the profile photo is still available on most networks.
If you are serious about your craft, think about your image with everything you post – especially photos.
If photos speak a thousand words, what do your public photos say about YOU?0