Too many Selfies?

To Selfie or not to Selfie

A few days ago, Aly saw me post this picture…

Oh, you know…Just whipping up a grilled cheese and pulled pork sandwich. #metoday #fmsphotoaday

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The following conversation ensued:

Aly: You’re probably the only person I know who gets paid for posting Selfies.
Me: What do you mean?
Aly: You know. You get paid for posting Selfies.
Me: Uh…No. I don’t. I don’t get paid for posting Selfies.
Aly: Yeah. You do. Isn’t that why you post so many of them on Instagram? 

While I do jokingly claim that I helped create the Selfie trend (I’ve been taking them for almost 20 years), I haven’t posted that many pictures of myself. And I certainly haven’t been paid for any of them.

I mean, I did create this video as part of a larger post. I was compensated for that post. It includes a Selfie.

I ambushed @cgfootballboy25 with some Avalauncher snowballs. #NorthpoleFun A video posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

I was also compensated for this post. It also has a video.

A smooth face for a #SmoothSummer. #shop A video posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

I’m sure she’s thinking about this video that was part of a Father’s Day campaign. She knew I got paid for it:

What makes me smile? #powerofdad @lifeofdad @oralb

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But other than that? There really aren’t that many selfies I’ve posted Instagram this year. At least, I don’t think there are. Let’s see…

There’s a bat in my belfry. #Batman A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

  and this one…

I see a gator. #selfie A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

 

This is really happening, y’all! #adoption #lovedoes #HereWeGoAgain

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Getting my hair did.

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So, apparently squeezing my nose while we take a picture is still a thing. A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

Look y’all! It’s the WISHTV helio chopper. A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

 

Date Night #selfieontheprairie

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Apparently holding my nose while we take a selfie is Mihret’s “thing”

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Apparently, squeezing my nose is pretty hilarious. A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

 

Our buddy Chris #pacersgamenight A photo posted by Matt Todd (@mattdantodd) on

 

Can you say nosebleed section? #GoPacers

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A couple of mad scientists ready for church

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My new mad scientist look

 

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I’ll admit that it looks like there’s a lot of Selfies here at first glance. But it’s really only 14 photos. That’s just a little more than one Selfie a month.

Besides, I’m no pro. Shoot, I don’t even have a Selfie stick like Kahuna.

Kahuna selfie stick at the #IN_SM14 Yes, a 30 foot long selfie stick.

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And I definitely don’t post as many Selfies as Kahuna. They’re his specialty. And they’re pretty spectacular. I love what you do, Kahuna. Don’t ever change. You can donut.

It should also be noted that I definitely haven’t been paid to post any Selfie photos. In fact, after looking at all my photos, I think I’m more likely to be paid not to post any photos of my ugly mug.

Any takers?

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Howdy. I'm Matt Todd. My wife and I have four kids and a dog,. I'm passionate about orphan care. I'm a die-hard fan of the Evansville Aces, the Indiana Hoosiers, and Star Wars. I'm trying to live life by the Todd family motto: "It behooves us to live!"

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