My friend Miranda got a selfie stick for her (December) birthday.
Since I don’t live under a rock, I’ve heard of selfie sticks, but she’s the first person I know who actually has one.
That same day I got out of my rock (I had just had baby Bubba, so I was pretty out of the social loop) and went to Downtown Disney for the Christmas lights display. There were selfie sticks everywhere!
My gut reaction was “lame!!!”
I’m not a huge selfie fan. I’ve taken my fare share, but some people I know post a selfie a day (even a selfie a week is too much). Maybe I’m wrong, but a selfie feels like fishing for a compliment. So to create a product that encourages selfies
Before selfie sticks, we used to ask a complete stranger to take a photo of us. So why buy a stick? To promote your own self worth?
Then I thought about it some more. How many strangers have I asked to take a photo of me in front of some landmark? Numerous time I get some person who has no clue how to use a camera. Sometimes they don’t speak English, then it’s just awkward. So if I w
as in control of taking a photo of myself and my surroundings, that might actually be a good idea.
So while I defiantly don’t need any more photos of just my chubby, post-baby mug, I often want to take a group photo and include everybody. I often want to take a photo of baby Bubba and I. I also enjoy taking photos of myself in front of famous landmarks.
The stranger thing works out quite a bit, but if I could have control over the photo and get all artsy with my angles and zooming … I just might be sold!
The internal debate grows stronger within …