If you read my articles for the unconventional wisdom (or, at least, the unconventional words) I generally offer, you're in for a dire disappointment today.
There are times and places to be unconventional. First introductions—the ones you make online via social media—really aren't one of them.
I'm Twitter-obsessive. No apologies. Twitter rocks.
I also feel I've got the hang of it, but not just mechanically. After a couple of years of trial and error, I'm accomplishing the objectives I have for the medium.
I'm getting the Twitterati to read and share my work. I'm discovering great content and resources. I'm expanding my influence, albeit at a slow and steady pace. But, mostly, I'm building relationships.
Relationships begin with an introduction.
In the case of Twitter (and social media in general), your profile picture is a big part of that introduction—your first impression.
What do you do when you meet someone for the first time?