A little more than a year ago I stumbled on an app that allowed me to take a daily photo of myself. Seeing as it was almost a new year, I thought it would make for an interesting experiment. Below is the final result and what I learned.
What I learned from taking a daily photo of myself:
– If I was ever in doubt of when I last wore a shirt, I now had a good guide.
– As you can see, lining up my face was a little difficult. My wife is 100x better than me at this.
– I wear headphones a lot. While at home, I generally wear headphones when writing, doing the dishes, or taking my dog on a walk. It seems like I’m wearing earbuds in half of the pictures.
– I didn’t always take my picture at 9:53am when the app prompted me to, despite the fact that it would have taken me 30 seconds. Generally it was something I’d forget about and then remember to do right before going to bed.
– 95% of the time, my phone is used for something besides phone calls. It’s generally used for taking photos, video, listening to music, acting as a flashlight, audiobooks, podcasts, and reading books on the Kindle app. It’s a mini computer that also makes phone calls.
– I enjoy lifelogging. I’m now using a FitBit. I used a WakeMate before they went under and loved it. Kevin Kelly’s blog post about lifelogging from 2007 is a little bit more accurate every year.
– I look really good in the last photo.