01. 27. 10. 04:20 pm

Gratuitous Picture of Yourself Wednesday

GPOYW = Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself Wednesday!  A funny weekly picture of yourself. shot by you or someone else.  Used by bloggers, especially on tumblr.  Can also be shot on other days, but posted only on Wednesdays.

01. 28. 10. 02:43 pm

http://submityourself.tumblr.com/

if you like this, you’ll probably like Submit Yourself too.  instead of having some creep like me reblogging your innocent GPOYWs, you get to submit your own photos of yourself.

02. 03. 10. 09:52 pm

after a week of intensive GPOYW viewing

one thing really stands out to me.  Less than half of you folks out there are smiling in your pics.  Less than half!  Interesting…

03. 16. 10. 03:07 pm

inthehorrorofthenight:

what is all this “gpoyw” shit

04. 08. 10. 02:48 pm

holiday!

fuckyeahgpoyw will be taking a one week hiatus.  i’m going to visit my sister to help her have a baby.  well, hopefully not actually help with the having of the baby… i was thinking more along the lines of taking care of meals and laundry.  see you all in a week, beautiful people!  

04. 19. 10. 04:28 pm
eccentrictomboy:

Gpoyw. I was inspired by that CNN iReport thing.
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eccentrictomboy:

Gpoyw. I was inspired by that CNN iReport thing.

05. 12. 10. 08:56 am

GPOYW submissions

Ok, most of the people I heard back from over the week thought that allowing submissions might be a good idea, or at least worth a try.  So let’s see how it goes. 

If you want to submit your GPOYW, go to http://fuckyeahgpoyw.tumblr.com/submit each week, or go to the main page of fuckyeahGPOYW and click on Submit on the right-hand side.

If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know!

01. 27. 10. 05:48 pm ♥ 1

comments / complaints / requests

Just a reminder that if I’ve posted your GPOYW and you are not happy about that, please let me know.  I look for pics that are interesting, funny, or unique, or that I think other people might enjoy seeing.  We’re all stuck in this thing called life together, right?  Kinda interesting to see who else is out there.

http://fuckyeahgpoyw.tumblr.com/ask

02. 01. 10. 01:14 pm ♥ 1

comments / complaints / requests

Just a reminder that if I’ve posted your GPOYW and you are not happy about that, please let me know.  I look for pics that are interesting, funny, or unique, or that I think other people might enjoy seeing.  We’re all stuck in this thing called life together, right?  Kinda interesting to see who else is out there.

http://fuckyeahgpoyw.tumblr.com/ask

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02. 16. 10. 12:20 pm ♥ 22

GPOYW - A Tale of Bandwidth, Tumblr and You

yourdp:

May I extend a warm welcome to all those rediscovering your internet face today. Thanks to the great folks over at Photojojo for posting a GPOYW how-to today in preparation for the best day of your work week (tomorrow).

Roughly two years ago on Wednesday (April 9th 2008) I posted a picture of myself for no other reason than it being Wednesday. To this day, countless anony-bloggers, ghost writers and faceless literaries have been saved from the bowels of bad internetting. Putting a face to a written voice has never felt so good and that is why GPOYW works – its a community and an opportunity to see your “friends” once a week.

Mark your calendars, set your alarm clocks, figure out where the timer is on your disposable camera because Wednesday is nearly here. GPOYW on!

*Photojojo has a Tumblr too!

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03. 22. 10. 04:58 pm ♥ 1

G.D.O.Y.W.

Gratuitous Drawing of Yourself Wednesday.  You submit your pic, and they (he? she?) draw you.  Pretty cool.  Check it out.  Go go go!

04. 19. 10. 11:12 am ♥ 8
fucktheory:

Metablogging - We-Interrupt-Our-Regular-Programming-for-This-Brief-GPOYW-Announcement Edition
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fucktheory:

Metablogging - We-Interrupt-Our-Regular-Programming-for-This-Brief-GPOYW-Announcement Edition

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05. 05. 10. 04:21 pm ♥ 2

thoughts?

What would you guys think if I started to allow people to submit their GPOYW to fuckyeahgpoyw? 

I am of two minds on this.  One the one hand, it would make finding pics easier for me, because they would all be submitted right here and I wouldn’t have to trawl all the pics tagged with “GPOYW” on tumblr every week (although it is fun and I enjoy it.  But sometimes I just don’t have the time.)

On the other hand, I fear people would be submitting “polished” GPOYWs instead of natural ones.  I like to see people as they are, not as they want to be seen.  You know what I mean?  I’m afraid that if I opened up to submissions, we’d start to see a different kind of pic here.

Let me know what you think.  Really!  And if you have any other suggestions or comments, please let me know.

05. 13. 10. 01:52 pm ♥ 4
bigolebear:

gpoyw stands for Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself Wednesday. It’s basically just a reason to upload a picture of yourself. But I think it’s a good idea because it lets you put a face to a tumblr. It’s the same idea as Smile Friday and SNPD (Semi-Nude Picture Day).
This is the post I was referring to, and you can see some of my old gpoyws here.
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bigolebear:

gpoyw stands for Gratuitous Picture Of Yourself Wednesday. It’s basically just a reason to upload a picture of yourself. But I think it’s a good idea because it lets you put a face to a tumblr. It’s the same idea as Smile Friday and SNPD (Semi-Nude Picture Day).

This is the post I was referring to, and you can see some of my old gpoyws here.

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