showing my face.

i can't be the only one continually assessing the balance of my privacy and being accessible on the internet. i have an ever growing list of sites, pages and profiles across the web, this blog being only one of them. with the exception of my personal facebook page, it seems that i only share a certain portion of myself at each.
notably, i rarely post a photo of myself that would be considered "identifying". i realize this seems silly and it creates an unnecessary distance. what's the danger of showing my face? sure there's a ton of creepers everywhere on the internet, but there's even more potential creepers in the grocery store, at the gas station, at the gym (for serious) and in the rest of "real" life. i don't wear a mask when i go out of the house, why should i do so here?
so this weekend i decided that i needed to overcome that fear and show my face. i added self portraits to my flickr, twitter, facebook, etsy and pinterest pages.
i should mention that said self portraits are sans makeup! a brave leap indeed!


  1. and a beautiful face it is! took me a long time to do this as well.

  2. It took me about a year to post my picture. I thought I needed to be anonymous. But then I realized I was hiding here, just like I do in the "real" world, so what was the point. Time to live out loud and in front. I just have my eyes on one blog, and the whole kitandcaboodle on the other....make-up in both! Not so brave.

  3. @vice girl
    thank you!

    @wine and words
    thanks for stopping by! the internet is a fantastic place to be public and hide at the same time. it's a perfect place for an introvert like myself :)


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