Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for business owners and their teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

Updating my avatar for 2022 and beyond - more blue and more smiles for a better future!


About two years ago, I decided to stop posting regularly on Facebook and Instagram and I announced it with a very dark avatar which I later uploaded to all my social media profiles. Recently as I started posting more regularly both here on this blog as well as on my LinkedIn page, I decided to update the avatar and go for my favorite color - blue, I hope you like it:

Updating my avatar for 2022 and beyond - more blue and more smiles for a better future!

I’m blue, da ba dee da ba di…

I went with my blue polo long-sleeve shirt, blue background of a blue sky and blue sea, combined with my blue eyes and a smile. I hope seeing me like this will cheer you up every time. That’s the goal!

I’m blue here and on social media!

I’ve updated my LinkedIn Page Profile where I post the most recently. I’ve also updated my Twitter (even though we don’t know how long it will last) as well as my Instagram (where I post very rarely) and Facebook (where I hardly ever post).

From now on, I’m gonna be most active on LinkedIn and Twitter. On LinkedIn I just started a weekly Newsletter - you should totally subscribe!

I will also post an occasional “Story” on Instagram or Facebook. But not much more.

Why does my avatar even matter?

As I talked to some friends, the avatar picture is still pretty important as to how people perceive you. I got feedback that my black avatar was kinda dark and made me look older than I am. And when you think about it, it doesn’t reflect me at all. Quite the contrary - I feel young and I am very optimistic. And despite everything wrong in this world, I am very happy and thankful for doing what I love. So I want my avatar to reflect that.

My past avatars are on my about page

Wednesday, November 23, 2022 /avatar/