I am in doubt of that, Maddie. It can work as you say for part of the audience, but it matters not one bit to another part, IF your picture and your content are not in total conflict. My opinion only, but I have to say I "experimented" a bit with it, here on HP
You are welcome my friend, I have seen it all here in N Ireland and I know what a raw deal soldiers get. On here I have found you someone I feel privliged to know and someone who like me is proud of their country, you have my total respect !
In general, people say that a real photo adds credibility. I'm not all that sure it does (but who am I to dispute what most people say?). As you can see, I have a non-me avatar (but a "serious" one, as opposed to a comical or "weird" one). I don't exactly recall your other avatar, but I think I have a rough idea about what it was. I think your "real-you" one is more credible and nicer.
Here's the thing with real photos, wesley: no one will be the wiser if you use a, say, -+20 year old photo of yourself in Desert Storm. Nor will anybody be the wiser if you use a "human" photo that's from a buddy of yours but not really you.
That's why I think the statement that photos add credibility is really odd.
Having said all that, I like the photo of you I see now And I also liked the superman logo. Had I my way, you'd keep that logo, because it's a perfect symbol of what you want to represent, I really don't care what you look like, but the underlying personality who's writing out to me, that matters a lot more. To me. Ding dong!
You might also be surprised to know that some folks here don't use their real pictures, but instead choose pictures of models from the net! I have seen this a couple of times and it always makes me chuckle
I personally like photos better, but I don't know about the credibility argument. There are plenty of articles I've read on the internet that don't have a face attached to them. I've judged each article on their content.
Pictures are fine for people who look ok. Everyone tells me I'm too mean looking in the face even though I'm not a mean person. I'm about as easy going as you will ever see. The picture you've got up is just fine.
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