We’ve all done it. I have. You have.
Posted an annoying Facebook profile pic that has all of our “Friends” rolling their eyes. Without even knowing it.
So, what are the 8 kinds of Facebook profile-pic personas that bore all your Friends to death? Here’s my list, and yes, I’m on it.
1. The Chameleon.
Every day it’s a different pic. I love you for your enthusiasm. You’re just mixing it up and making life exciting for us all. After all, there’s at least one new selfie worth sharing every day, right? But we need to just calm this sea down. I can’t keep up. Exhale. And step away from the Facebook. Leave it. No more changing. I can’t keep up with the high rotation of photos. The rule: change it a couple of times a year. No more, no less.
2. The Cause
That’s super-duper that you’ve decided to get behind a wonderful cause and change your profile picture to a colour like purple, blue or pink. This is people-power at its peak, right? Wrong. I don’t get it. So, here’s an idea: change your profile pic to words that are literally about your cause. Like, “I support breast cancer awareness” or “Fish scales shouldn’t be used in eyeshadow” or “I only eat food that’s fallen from a tree planted in soil with a pH level of 8” because a colour or a sign just makes me think you’re an ad. And… Unfollow.
3. The Throwback
How good were the ol’ days? The 90’s? Your highschool years? That time your spent travelling in the 2000s? The toddler years? We were all cute. All of us. Looking back on old photos fills us all with warm fuzzies. Share, Share, Share. But don’t make it the main game. I love seeing photos of you at Seaworld in 1992 but it doesn’t mean you need to live out the memory with every post, every day. Leave the past in the past, people.
4. The Pet.
Your friends don’t like your animals as much as you do. Fact.
5. The Kid.