He aha ka ʻokoʻa a Smile e hana ai!

Each time that I've modified my blog theme, I've left off a picture of me on the front page. Each time I leave it off, I get a ton of emails and comments asking where it is! I'll never make that mistake again – it's fascinating to me how much feedback and personality it brings to the site. I'm not narcissistic by any means, I do struggle with putting photos of myself on the site. However, I absolutely recognize how difficult it is to build a relationship with someone you've never seen.

If blogs are conversations, how do you have a conversation with someone you can't see? I have to admit, before embedding my smiling mug in the header, the site really did look quite generic. I wonder how much impact a smiling face has to the growth of the blog. Surely it has some impact.

The glamor shot above was taken about 4 years ago while I was working for a dot com in Denver, Colorado. I'm heavier, grayer and softer than I was in that terrific photo. That photographer had a lot of talent! It's a shot that I'll keep around on the site for quite a while. Unless of course I get back in shape (other than pear). I joke with people that if I had to jog or ride a bike to run my laptop, I'd be Mr. Universe. Surely science can catch up with us to provide us a healthy lifestyle of keyboarding, pizza and late-night programming, can't they?

Meanwhile, I'll keep the glamor shot up. When I do get to meet you, you'll see the same smile there – though the face isn't quite as handsome.

😉

13 Comments

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    Doug,

    Welina i ka hoʻolālā hou. Maikaʻi loa, a maʻemaʻe.

    (A i kēia manawa hele ka loulou hoʻolaha i kahi ʻaoʻao kikokiko maʻalahi e ʻōlelo ana e hoʻihoʻi iaʻu i ka ʻaoʻao kūpono. Ma kahi e hoʻouka hou ana iā ia iho. He pilikia Mac paha kēlā?)

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    Doug! Hoʻonui maikaʻi loa!

    E ʻōlelo ana wau e 'Ditch i ka hoʻopiʻi a hoʻi i ke kiʻi leʻaleʻa āu i loaʻa ai ma mua', a laila noʻonoʻo wau no kekona ... ʻelua paha ...

    Ok, pono maoli mākou i kahi kāne hou i kahi hoʻopiʻi e kamaʻilio e pili ana i ka ʻenehana a me ke kūʻai aku? ALTHOUGH, makemake maoli mākou e heluhelu e pili ana i ka ʻenehana a me ke kūʻai aku ʻana mai kahi mea molowa i kahi lole lole (kiʻi kahiko)?

    No laila, he aha kā mākou e hana ai? Pono mākou i kahi hui o ke kiʻi mua me ʻoe e ʻakaʻaka ana, a me ka lua o nā kiʻi - akā me ka ʻole o ka nakinaki. ʻO ke ʻano 'launa / ʻakaʻaka, non-momomo, akā ʻoihana ʻē aʻe a nānā aku.

    Akā hey, ʻo kāu kelepona ia, a ʻoiai ʻoe x1000 ʻoi aku ka wiwo ʻole ma mua o kaʻu no ka hoʻohana ʻana i kahi poʻo poʻo i kāu poʻo. (E pili wau me kaʻu poʻo poʻomanaʻo palekana a hiki i ka wā e hoʻoponopono hou ai ... hou…) 😉

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    ʻAe, e hoʻomanaʻo e hele mai ana kēia mai kahi kāne nona kahi katuna iā ia iho i kona poʻo, akā e like me William, makemake au i ka "ʻakaʻaka Doug." Akā ʻokoʻa ʻo William, makemake wau i kaʻu ʻenehana a me ka kūʻai aku ʻana mai kahi mea palau i ka lole wili 🙂

    He kiʻi maikaʻi naʻe ia, a he weliweli ka hiʻohiʻona holoʻokoʻa - crisp, maʻemaʻe, akā wiwo ʻole.

    Puni wau iā ia.

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    Ko Tony Koho: Kaʻakaʻaka ʻana iā Doug.
    ʻO kaʻu koho: ʻakaʻaka ʻo Doug.

    Koho i kēia manawa! 😉

    Tony: Maopopo wau i kāu blog i kēia manawa - ke lilo nei kāu SOAP i kā mākou e ʻōlelo ai na Robert Hruzek (middleszonemusings.com)! E pili ana i kahi hana maʻalahi e like me ka hana ʻana i kēia! (pono he mahina maikaʻi i ka ʻoihana ʻoihana)

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    ua loaʻa iaʻu kēia kamaʻilio ʻana o nā helehelena minoʻaka a me nā pōpoki no laila ua hoʻoholo wau e hoʻohui i ka widget sidebar o ka mascot WinExtra ma kahi o ka hapalua o ke ala i lalo LOL ..

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