It had been awhile since I last updated my profile picture here on my blog and on my primary website (http://austintexashomes.com), along with Facebook and Twitter. I took a picture in my office earlier and posted it on Facebook asking for feedback.
After seeing it compared to a mug shot more than once, and being told that I needed a different shirt (and a different facial expression, and a different background, and...well, you understand), I decided to do the best I could to assimilate the various opinions and re-take the shot at my house in our back yard. One person even mentioned that I looked like a villain. Never had that happen before. Needless to say, I'm happy that I sought input. :)
I didn't think the first picture was bad, but I guess some people thought I looked less friendly, or more like I had been arrested, or something. I don't really want to share that one here, but you're welcome to go look for it on Facebook if you like.
Here's the new picture that I opted to use:
While I am no longer seeking to improve on the photo, you're welcome to chime in below. I doubt that you'll be able to hurt my feelings any more than my FB friends did. ;)