What could be the reasons a lot many hubbers have avatars or icons in place of their profile pic?
I imagine it's because they don't wish to be too vulnerable. They may feel it's a security risk to share their own picture online.
Well some folks wish to remain anonymous - and I'd imagine that having a non name as a profile name, and a non picture as an avatar would be an effort towards anonymity
The anonymity provided by -- augmented by? -- an avatar is sometimes motivated by cowardice, and sometimes by prudence.
I myself have the picture of my cat as my hubpages avatar. And I believe it neither sprouts from cowardice nor prudence in my case at the least. I put up my pet's photograph because he is like my son and did think of changing it at times but realized that in hubpages the hubber's name and profile picture becomes like a brand which readers may not be able to relate to or identify later on.
And I don't believe that it is necessary to see my photograph or know my real full name and educational background to derive meaning and understanding of my hubs.
But then again different hubbers have different reasons for their choice.
nice one Khal Blogo..lol... maybe they just want to be anonymous a little privacy, for you to keep thinking, who is this???.i never really put pics even in FB
i agree with K Kiss - I have my dog's photo and it's nothing to do with cowardice or prudence! Personally when I'm writing I'd prefer to look at my dog's lovely face than having to stare at my own mug shot frequently! On other sites I have my own photo where it's compulsory.
I used my personal logo to communicate what I'm all about. My last name, Crane, is also a machine that lifts and a bird that soars. You'll see that my logo brings together both concepts. When times are heavy I want to help lift; when times are going well I want to help folks soar. This also ties in with Isaiah 40:30,31.
There's also a Crane toilet. Might have used liftandsoarandflush, but that would have ruined the logo.
I usually have an icon drawing of a fairy on other websites. I like to use my fairy icons as my profile picture because fantasy is fun. I added a picture on me as my profile picture on the Hubpages because the people here seem to be intelligent enough not to be concern about how I look.
by Karen Wilton7 years ago
Why do hubbers go to all the trouble of posting hundreds of hubs, creating really informative profiles then post a picture of their dog, cat, bird, avatar or favourite comic strip character?If I buy a book I get to see...
by Rajan Singh Jolly4 years ago
Why do some hubbers not have their real picture on their profile?I've seen at least a couple of hubbers who have photos of actors or actresses as their profile image. Whom are they trying to fool and why?
by donotfear7 years ago
So everytime I try to up load a new profile pic, it acts like it loads, then shows a blank, gray square where the pic should be. ON the upper left corner it has a little red ex. I even tried to upload old...
by Richieb7997 years ago
I think People do this to gain more traffic to their profile? I was thinking of doing it too so I gain more but it makes your profile less personal, so I'm not going to now lolDoes this annoy anyone?
by John Coviello5 years ago
Lately, I've noticed some Hubbers Have Their Picture along side Google Search Results for their Hubs. How is this done? Seems like it may be helpful to entice people to click on a Hub link in Google.
by TINA V8 years ago
I believe on the value of confidentiality of online writers. Hubpages do provide that leeway to all hubbers to decide the kind of profile pictures to post. However, no offense to anybody but I just felt...
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