“You’re probably wondering what the hell is going on…” – Gabriel, Supernatural


How does this have anything to do with Book Blogging? Well, it really doesn’t, but it is fun to spot a fake selfie! I’m seeing them pop up on Author Photos now a lot, so it makes it relevant. I’m guessing they want to look trendy, or prettier – or well more author-like. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ve been known to use an Instagram effect, why not, they’re right there? But, giving your image a warm fuzzy look is a far cry from coloring your hair blue when you’re really a brunette, just because you want to look young and hip for your Young Adult readers.

Bloggers do it too…so beware before you ‘shop, it’ll be spotted. And if you couldn’t spot them before, here is a handy infographic on how to spot them.