Stuck on Selfies | Eastern North Carolina Now

    It is not quite the same as the popular "Hooked on Classics"   music compilation of the early 1980's. But I guess I'm hooked none the less.

    When I first started submitting articles to Beaufort County Now, I would clip pictures from the internet to use for illustrative purposes. Naturally, almost every one I used had a copyright issue which BCN's advanced platform tagged and I had to find another one.

    It finally dawned on me that I could take either my own pictures or crop from older family pictures. I also found out that I could use Google to check clipped images for copyright issues.

    That is when the convergence of narcissism and practicality made its initial appearance. I had a treasure trove of family pictures that I could adapt to make my digital image point. The boss however does not allow my indiscriminate use of family pictures. That is particularly true of recent pictures including the boss.

    I know this is difficult to believe, but I rarely post pictures on Facebook and certainly seldom change my profile picture. However, because almost no one in my circle of friends bothers to follow my BCN post, I felt safe with the use of selfies using various expressions.

    Well, it kinda of got out of control and took on a life of itself. Since I was also playing with Photoshop image software to work on image manipulation techniques, I sank into the depths of pure self-absorption to absolutely no one's surprise.

    I must say I had alot of fun with the whole process and it was natural when "THE DONALD" became such a cause celeb, that I may have run into the ditch. In any event, it also provided me with a treasure trove of images which I could use to do more self-promotion.


Hooked on Selfies

Personally autographed copies available on request .........For a price.

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( June 23rd, 2016 @ 1:25 am )
Your selfies take on a whole other meaning. |

I have accused Diane of being the Selfie Queen; you are the Selfie King without equivocation.
( June 20th, 2016 @ 7:34 am )
I do have some standards, I absolutely, unconditionally, unequivocally, completely and certainly refuse to post a 'POUT POSE', which seems to be the current trend of young women now a days.

Who ever heard of "Show us your Pout". Oh how I long for the good old days of the 60's and 70's.-- "Show us your (•_ㅅ_•)".

( June 20th, 2016 @ 3:52 am )
Great stuff B.T.; Bravo.

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