In my life as a photographer, I normally am in front of my lens for numerous reasons. One of them are selfies for social media such as Instagram. When doing it you would want to precompose your area for the composition as well as check your lighting (unless you like that mixed, harsh, yellow lighting because your color temperature was set too high). Also, try to add in some type of feeling or prop to help add spice to that photo so it won't look too "blah" and uninteresting to others.
Photos like these for starters: