Pink…I like pink. Magenta, Cerise, Salmon, Fuchsia, and my favorite, Persian Rose. One might say the color pink is my signature color. Besides the many shades of pink, I also enjoy the presence of stars. If I didn’t live near a city, and lived miles and miles away from civilization, I would lay in a field or on a hilltop gazing at the billions of stars floating overhead and ponder how they all got there and why all of them were different. This is what MissAmberMay.com focuses on; not just the color pink or the mysteries of the stars, but the things that represent who I am. There can ONLY be one Amber E. May (figuratively speaking,) and that Amber E. May is me.
For my blog, I decided to go with the pink and star theme because, as I said, those are two major things that I love. At first for my header, I was just going to put my name and original headshot photo, but then I thought “Wait, that’s what everyone is doing nowadays.” So due to the stubbornness of refusing to be like everyone else, I decided to desaturate my face, but leave my pink highlights as they were. I later plan to add the tagline “Voice-over Artist” under my name because that’s what I aspire to be in the future (I didn’t add it now because, well, I’m not a voice-over artist yet, and I don’t have any “original” content to show.)
Now I can tell you why I chose the domain name MissAmberMay.com. First of all, there was already an Amber May website that dealt with a dating service in Salt Lake City, and I didn’t want to be associated with that. Secondly, I didn’t want the domain to be limited to only one discipline (such as AmberMaysVoiceovers.com) since I am capable of doing much more than voice acting or photo/video editing. I want some space to be able to upload anything from any subject matter; so don’t worry, my site wont be this empty for long.
The purpose of this site is to divert attention from my personal spaces, like my facebook, tumblr, or skype where I am less formal. I even plan to use this domain on my resume/business cards so potential employers won’t end up sniffing out false information about me. Although I have nothing to hide on my facebook (because I am aware that anyone can access such information,) I still feel that I should have a space where I can be formal and professional. As Rushkoff explained in his article, the things we put online are permanent, can be seen by everyone,and represent one’s true self. So why take the risk of damaging your own reputation for the sake of damaging Jessica’s?
So now that you know who and what my website is about, let’s think about the stars again for a sec. From afar, all the stars look the same, and many of us may think they’re the same, however, just like snowflakes, every star is different; Some are small, some are large, some shine brighter than others, some are structured differently. Each human is like a star, and in the end, it’s up to the individual to decide whether they want to embrace their differences and stand out in the crowd, or if they want to appear just like everyone else. Psh, I don’t know about the rest of them, but I choose to cherish the fact that I’m a vibrant, Persian Rose colored star.