my first profile pic on G+

my first profile pic on G+
#GPlus5

Five years ago seems like a very long time…it is absolutely certain that much has changed since Beta Days for me.
Namely my hair color.
Numerous times.
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How about you? What’s different about you since 2011? What’s remained the same? Would you do anything different if you could?

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  1. I don’t know what moves I could have made to improve the past 5 years. Honestly, I think I did the best I could with what I had. And those improvements may not be anything impressive, but I think they are subtly laying a foundation for things to come.

    For the next 5 years, one thing on my list is to be in a hangout with you, BobbieZen. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. I would have made a stronger effort to HIRL with a lot of early adopters. I thought it was crazy that people would do that but seeing the friendships it created makes me wish I had done more than watch from the distance.

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  3. Good Lord you’re gorgeous!

    What has stayed the same? Internally…not much. Physically…nothing

    What has changed? Every little iota of me. 90% for the good, the other 10% I work on sometimes when I’m not feeling lazy. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Same here Jake Kern . We do the best with what we have, and we keep pushing forward. It’s quite literally been years since my hangout days…back when staying up all hours of the night were common.
    But yes, we do need to make that happen! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. Jeremy King , HIRLs were, and can be great fun. I’ve been fortunate to meet many from G+ & I’ve met some of my best friends that way…& a couple of not so good ones, too.
    Yin/Yang ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. BobbieZenโ€‹ my hair is still white, only whiter, my profile pic changed from me and a horse to me and my bike. Lost some good friends, some family & friends have had babies – so have gained some new BFF’s – otherwise not much change.

    You look as lovely as ever. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  7. Mine is increasingly grey, as well. Lost numerous friends and family, too… Many more than in decades previously…& many, much too young.
    But I learned some valuable lessons about how short life is, & how to treasure the times together more than ever. J Thomas Horton .

    ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. dang, since Beta, nearly every aspect of my life has changed, except I still live in the same town (different house though).
    I’ve had the privilege to meet a ton of people from G+, some of whom were able to come to my wedding 3 weeks ago (and met my wife here, so there’s that…).

    I can say that despite the markedly increased gray in my beard, I am a MUCH happier person than I was 5 yrs ago.

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  9. I think one of the reasons I avoided a lot of hangouts is they always seemed filled with the cool & beautiful people. Like you, BobbieZenโ€‹. No sarcasm or passive-aggressive insult. I genuinely mean that. I was able to get over that with some folks, but I need to work harder at it.

    Expect a hangout invitation. โ˜บ๏ธ

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  10. Congratulations on the marriage… so happy for you both Andy O …I remember one of our first conversations on here. I believe you were headed to the Far East?
    Much continued Happiness to you & yours. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Well that’s not exactly how it felt to me Jake Kern … You see, I’ve always felt the odd one out,and in many ways still do… many of those early people I hung with were much younger than me. Like half my age. Lol
    It was fun while it lasted. And it’s always good to remember that things are not always as they appear.
    See you soon! We should get some mutual’s in there with us like maybe Di Cleverly ?

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  12. I’m 46. We are literally in the same age bracket, BobbieZenโ€‹. Middle-aged is a nice mix of youth and wisdom. I just wish I could be middle-aged without being a “middle-aged white dude.” I’m always sensitive about throwing the creepy vibe.

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  13. Aww i lurve that picture!
    I wrote at length on my own post what has changed for me. I have to say HIRLs and hangouts are two of my favorite parts of G plus!
    Also belated Congrats Andy Oย ! You deserve all that happiness! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. I never once thought you were creepy Jake Kern ! and regardless of the numbers in our years… I still feel 13 most of the time.
    1976 was a helluva year! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  15. BobbieZenย you have such a radiant smile! This is a great profile pic. What has changed for me, wow … most things, I guess. It’s all kind of a blur at the moment ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. Yep! About nine months pre-white nightie night hangout Angie Person … ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a fun night that was, and what a springboard of new connections I made in one small hangout.
    That was definitely a turning point.

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  17. Superb… ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ #GPlus5
    change change…. for me…it seems… all goes with the flow of the dynamics of life… through these years… some best some good some bad some worst… a complete package of change… lol.. blessings dearest frnd.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  18. I’m 5 years older, about 30 pounds lighter, I picked up mountain biking and did a 50-mile, 6,500-foot-climb mountain bike race last September just before I turned 55, I retired for the second time and started my 3rd career in CA.

    Nothin’ much! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. A little grayer, a little older, hopefully a little wiser too ๐Ÿ™‚ The main difference, for me, is how much richer my life has become by the time spent on G+ and most importantly, finding a community here that gives me a real sense of family ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very different now that I have grown into this place, much more comfortably. I am so much more relaxed on here now that I am better acquainted with so many of you ๐Ÿ™‚ The people here have helped me to grow as a person. That is what is different about me ๐Ÿ™‚ What’s the same? I am still my same shy and introverted self although, some of you might take issue with me on that ๐Ÿ™‚ I meant IRL, Isolatin’ Dave hasn’t changed a bit, lol ๐Ÿ™‚ Would I do anything different if I could? What comes to mind is this: if I could, I’d like to be able to know most of you, 20-30 years ago, (IRL ๐Ÿ™‚ BobbieZen, thank you for being you, and for being one of many, who have so wonderfully helped to enrich my digital life ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. David Calderon I’ve noticed that a lot of people here identify as introverts, yet are willing to hop on threads like this. it would be interesting to find out why GPlus has that effect? It’s really nice!

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