Selfie: “A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media”.
Now… I wanted to put the definition of the word first, because there is less chance that my blog post might be misinterpreted later on. A prologue is needed too. I never liked my appearance and given that I’m in my early 40ies, I guess I never will. Therefore, I was not going to be someone addicted to ‘selfies’ because only the thought of taking a picture of me is slightly revolting and what for, I’d be dreadful in it anyway.
But I’m not here to judge anyone who takes selfies on daily basis, that is not my point. Having said that, my husband recently ‘accused‘ me to be addicted to ‘kitten-selfies’. It is evident that all pets can’t take a picture of themselves…. however, if you have your pet’s pictures all over the place maybe there’s a problem (although there are people having pet’s blogs or pet’s facebook accounts, so not sure I am suffering from any particular and serious addiction…).
Anyway…. I’m a proud pet-mummy and I have to admit that I got carried away trying to take the perfect picture of my kitten Sif….. I think I’ve taken the same amount of pictures and videos of Sif in two months that I have of my husband and I in three years. Worse.. my Facebook account was basically dead and with no photos in it and now it has become populated with Sif’s pictures and any kind of status concerning the kitten LOL twitter account… well, it is the same! So I must conclude that my husband is definitively right
This plight prompted another thought… am I taking a ton of pictures because I’ve just a kitten… or a gorgeous one? And how much can my addiction be compared to other people’s? In a few words, do people who take selfies like themselves so much because they think, or know, they are gorgeous or they are… what exactly? I know this could be kind of late night mumble-jumble so nobody will be interested in it anyway, but I’d be curious to know, genuinely, the answer. Why is everybody obsessively taking selfies…. I’m not only referring to celebrities here.
Maybe it is just me, who can’t bear yet to see my ugly face in pictures and would bin them straightaway, the whole lot since I was one month…. Well, leaving you with a picture of Sif, that’s better 😉 Kitten selfies always work 😉
UPDATE: March 2015… Kittens are two now, so I’m even more addicted to kitten selfies now!