Let me Take a Selfie!!

I’m not a fan of the selfie. Lately they’ve been all the rage. There’s even a song dedicated to it.

But I’ve had a few moments when I couldn’t resist. Usually they involve more than just myself – friends, a place, a moment in time. So in celebration of the Selfie here is one of my favorites.


And here’s the link to The Chainsmokers version of “Let me Take a Selfie“! Enjoy and share your favorite selfie moment.


About reneejohnsonwrites

I have recently returned from University of Iowa's Novel-Writing Intensive during their Summer Writing Festival. Other credits include two stints at The Essoyes School in France, two terms at a writer's residency at Noepe Center for Literary Arts on Martha's Vineyard, and a retreat in Italy. Join me in 'writing the world.' -- Renee Canter Johnson, author of "Herald Angels", "The Haunting of William Gray", and "Acquisition" published by The Wild Rose Press. Coming soon--an international intrigue set in Venice, Italy--where adventure and danger are as masked as the characters.
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37 Responses to Let me Take a Selfie!!

  1. Dianna says:

    Oh, I like that one! I’ve never had much luck with selfies…..certainly none that I’d be brave enough to post!

  2. Elyse says:

    Lately, I’ve been taking lots of selfies to record the progress of my facial surgery. I don’t know how anybody gets a good one. I always seem to be looking towards the button, which shows my eyes looking very much like Igor in Young Frankenstein. And because I can’t resist ….

  3. Hey – you take great pictures! Could be because everyone’s having a great time?

  4. mathew992 says:

    I really like this !

  5. lisaspiral says:

    Great photo. I don’t really get the selfie either. I suppose it’s a skill worth learning. Especially since there’s a song……

  6. That’s an awesome “selfie”. Not only do you look beautiful in it but the background is engaging as well. If I had a selfie like that I would post it everywhere.

  7. gene3067 says:

    Maybe I’ll take one after a haircut.

  8. That’s a great photo, Renee! Love the guy in the background.

  9. Remind me to let you take a selfie of the two of us should I ever make it to your neck of the woods: Beauty and the Bitch.

    A couple of friends sent me selfies pointing the camera at the mirror. In one case it was a hoot – because his face was a flash. Invisible. Inscrutable. My son – who is rather professional at photography with equipment to die for – grabbed me a couple of years ago, stood me in front of the bathroom mirror, with him behind me and clicked. Him being his ever gorgeous, his mother looking shite (having just emerged from a feverish deathbed). He didn’t see me (or the photo) that way. Proves “the eye of the beholder”.


    • I think we’d make a great pair of ‘blondes’ in a selfie. I can find a lot of things I’m not satisfied with about the way I look in this shot, but the joy and the place, and my friend Paula – we go all the way back to about age 14 – and my absolute adoration of Venice, all make this one of my favorite pictures.

  10. I have never taken a selfie before and judging how I avoid cameras in general, I probably won’t any time soon! LOL Yours turned out just fine though. It is probably the photography experience showing through. 🙂

    • It’s the number of tries. LOL. I’m sure you’d look terrific but sometimes I wonder what people are snapping pictures of themselves for. If it’s a fabulous location, or the people around you mean something, then it doesn’t matter how you think you look. You’ll love the picture because of the moment in time.

  11. E.C. says:

    The only selfies I take are to show my Bff a new accessory I’ve made. My selfies are usually blurred and have an old woman in them. No matter how hard I try, there she is standing where I’m s’posed to be, lol The quality would be too bad for me to post, even if I wanted too. No, I take that back, I remember I took a selfie of me in my new gardening hat that turned out ok. But nothing to brag about. lol, I may post it sometime.
    I think your selfie is full of happiness and looks like a moment to remember. You did a dandy of a job taking it. 🙂

    • There is an old woman stalking me. She shows up in the mirror, especially first thing in the morning! Yikes! LOL.

      I have to admit though, it took a dozen tries and the poor gondolier was about to get aggravated I think. But we knew it would make a nice memory!

      • E.C. says:

        Who are these old women who are stalking us? I think it’s a shame that there aren’t ways to protect us from them. lol

        Your dozen tries paid off. You have a peach of a photo to remember the fun. 🙂

  12. emjayandthem says:


    I don’t take great selfies, I think my arms are just too short 🙂

  13. pattisj says:

    Nice shot. Hopefully the gondolier didn’t mind too much!

  14. Sheila says:

    I’m not good at selfies! The few I’ve done have sort of scared me when I look at them! So no posting of mine, but I like yours! ~ Sheila

  15. That’s a great picture, Renee. Well done. I haven’t quite mastered taking selfies, but now you’ve inspired me to keep trying. Thanks!

  16. rangewriter says:

    That’s a lovely selfie.

  17. But First… “Let me take a Selfie” hahahaa

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