Saturday, January 17, 2009

Can't Sleep

So, I killed some time tonight messing around with the fonts and the layout. Got rid of that lined border as well. What do you think? Good or bad?

Also, while I'm thinking about it, a friend recently suggested that I switch my profile picture from this:


To this:


She thinks that, at the very least, I should post a "suave Matt photo" to attract new viewers.

I mean, sure it is a better picture of me. And it would be a free advertisement for "Matt's Cuban Style Roast Pork Sandwich" (available at the delightful New York Deli, located just outside of Kobe! Convenient to BOTH Hankyu Okamoto Station and Settsu-Motoyama Station! Tell Junko I said hello!).

But, considering that I'll be attempting to get a literary agent soon, I think I was hoping to achieve some sort of brand-name recognition. (Hence that Doc mugshot being my profile picture on The Facebook and The Twitter and on the alumni page of my high school). My rationale was that the photo was just so god-awfully bad that, when people saw it, they would want to stick around just to see what it was all about.

When I pointed this out to her, she replied, "Doc Brown - though interesting - is not as hot as 'not Doc Brown".

Stupid logic.

What do you think? Comment below or email me.

(I believe the children are our future) UPDATE:

According to my friend Kate in Portland:
Its funny when I go to FB and my 2 year old sees your profile pics on the wall he says mommy, THAT!
Mark one for old Doc.

5 comments:

Kenneth said...

I have to agree with your friend on this one. Ditch the depressed Doc. Maybe he's sad because he missed out on one of those delicious Cuban Sandwiches?? Hmm? I don't think you should do the "Matt Cuban Sandwich" photo, either. Save that as a photo for your Christmas cards (when you get around to mailing them!). Go with a smiling, confident Mr. Brown. A happy Doc is a... well, a happy Doc!

Matt Herold said...

Innnnnnteresting. So you're saying I should kick up the sex appeal while still maintaining a certain level of Emmettness. This is good.

I'll have to go through my photos. Maybe check out a few that the fans took of me.

What do you think of the one in the background of my Twitter page?

Kenneth said...

I like it. It's a good Doc action shot.

My pick would be one where you're smiling at the camera giving the peace symbol. It screams, "I'm Doc Brown, I'm confident and I know how to give the peace symbol!!!" Very Japan, by the way.

Shannon said...

Yup, I'm putting my vote in for the peace symbol, too.

No one likes a poopy pouty face...

Matt Herold said...

And nor do I, Shannon! Big thanks to you and to everyone else who has commented! But I still need your help. Because now, I have MORE profile pictures to choose from!

http://www.blackcoffeeandgreentea.com/2009/02/profile-picture-debate-continues.html

Click through and let me know what you think!