I’ve been asked for it on countless occasions throughout the year, and each time I curse at myself for not having something proper.
Seriously, I need one, and it is on the top of my list for the new year.
If you’re a blogger that’s looking to branch out and do some freelancing or magazine writing, then you definitely need one, too.
At the Blogger Relations Forum, I flipped through the pages of the booklet to check out the other attendees. I felt a little insecure with myself, I must say, especially when you see the artsy portraits of the fashion bloggers before flipping over to the travel bloggers page where my photo is clearly a self-portrait done by holding the camera up myself in my bedroom. I know it doesn’t come off as being bad, but I really wanted to put my BEST face forward.
Earlier in the year, I was asked for a headshot to include with my article that got published in US Airways Magazine. Of course, I freaked as I scoured photos on my computer for an hour in search of a decent shot.
The same goes for the Canon Island Blogger Competition where my little headshot is featured in the Canon Island app on Canon Australia’s Facebook page.
Heck, I’ve even been frustrated with my lack of good portrait shots for my own website.
These are all instances where having a proper headshot is… well… kind of important.
- They help you put your best face forward — helping to make that lasting first impression.
- They help you look professional, and in this business, any little edge counts.
- They help you feel confident.
Do you agree that a good headshot is important in the writing and blogging world? It’s on my list!