Friday, May 27, 2011

Notice anything different?

Did you notice anything different about my blog today? No? Have a look around. I'll wait.

Yup. The eagle eyed among you might have noticed that I have replaced my lovely picture, drawn by Diva, with a photograph. Of me. Also, I've actually put my surname on my blog. So when you don't see my pink haired girl in your comments section, it's not because I've disappeared but because I've moved from fantasy to reality.

When I started my blog, I had every intention of putting up a photograph from the beginning, but when I looked through my pictures the only one I had that I was prepared to share was one of me with pink hair. (Hence the artwork I chose to use).

The problem is that picture is about six years old and I don't look anything like that any more. Now I know this isn't a dating website but still, one day I might actually be trying to find an agent, or publicise a book, so I thought it would be a good idea to actually look vaguely like my blog photograph. And I'll be totally honest, the reason it took so long to get a new picture was because I had to wait until I'd had my roots done. I don't mind keeping it real but even I have my limits :)

I didn't have my surname on my blog simply because I didn't know which one to use. (That's a post for another day) I've chosen now so I'm all set. If I keep this up, soon I'll be a real blogger!


  1. It's lovely to see you and I'm glad you've made those decisions :) Love your picture :)

  2. Aww thanks Rebecca, that's much appreciated.

  3. boo - I want to follow you but there's no button showing :( Bad Blogger

  4. Funny Laura, that's exactly what I thought when I tried to follow you after I read your great story!

    Thanks for dropping by, maybe we can try again tomorrow :)

  5. My picture's out of date too. My hair's longer and I don't have bangs. I'm just too lazy to get a new pic. :D

    Hey, you've got a followers widget. Mine disappeared, as it did for so many other blogger. :P

  6. Hi Stina - weird about the follower widget coming back on my blog (it was missing yesterday) when it hasn't elsewhere.

    Bangs is a fringe right? Or should that be Bangs are a fringe?
    Heck. Bangs = fringe :)

  7. Great pic. I have mine dotted about my blog.
    Follower button still missing and on mine.
    Intrigued by the hint at different names :O)

  8. Madeleine - I'll probably write a post about the surname thing sometime, although it's not quite as exciting as it sounds!

    Patsy - thanks, and all it took was a little help from the hairdresser :)

  9. Yay! We can see you! You look lovely.

    I think it makes a difference when you can put a face to a name!

  10. Talli - Thank you. I agree with you, I think it's more friendly :)

  11. I'm intrigued by the pink hair. I've obviously missed something since I've only just discovered your blog.
    Looking forward to hearing the story behind the multiple surnames!

  12. You must go with your instincts, for they will seldom lead you wrong if you but have the courage to follow them. I like your photo. I really like your comment on my blog. Thanks for the support, Roland

  13. Sally - thank you for visiting. I may one day post a pink haired picture :)

    Roland - thank you as always for your words.


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