Do you or have you ever changed your profile avatar? Why?

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  1. Rob Winters profile image82
    Rob Wintersposted 6 years ago

    Do you or have you ever changed your profile avatar? Why?

    Whilst I believe most people don't do this I have noticed a few people who seem to do this quite regularly.

  2. livewithrichard profile image86
    livewithrichardposted 6 years ago

    I do quite often.  Being part of a community as big as this one can sometimes leave you isolated if you do not participate.  Those that participate will learn the personalities of those they interact with.  We're not all rigid. We have moods and we have a sense of humor. Sometimes we show those moods and that sense of humor by changing our avatars.  Sometimes the mood just may be a change in the holiday or a special event.  Some people don't want to use a real picture, they are more comfortable with being anonymous but the longer you are here and the more you practice, the more confidence you will find and the easier it will be to show who you are and know that you are accepted in this community.

    1. Rob Winters profile image82
      Rob Wintersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting Points.

  3. KathyH profile image93
    KathyHposted 6 years ago

    I change mine from time to time, I think it is almost like an ADD thing! smile I do the same thing with the picture that is on my phone screen. I can't seem to keep the same picture for very long. Come to think of it, I also change the screen saver picture on my laptop quite a bit! smile

    1. Rob Winters profile image82
      Rob Wintersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol At least you're consistent across the board :-)

  4. peeples profile image93
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    I have but only out of respect to someone who emailed me and felt my previous pic was disrespectful. Normally I wouldn't have done something like that but I also don't want to have a "bad" image here on hp.

    1. Rob Winters profile image82
      Rob Wintersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's fair enough although i don't know if everyone would be as reaonable.Hadn't thought about that one.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image92
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I haven't changed my avatar in over 3 years on hubpages. There have been a few times where I thought it was getting stale and I wanted to change it, but I forced myself not to. Mostly this is because of branding. People will associate your picture with your name, articles, questions and forum posts. Suddenly changing it can upset the reputation you've built and make it harder for some people to locate you. It's a small thing, but I want to be as consistent as possible.

    1. Rob Winters profile image82
      Rob Wintersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Like you M.T.  i've not changed mine and probably never will for the same reasons you outline.I'm not the best with change :-) and i'm pretty fond of my little robot avatar to boot  :-)

 
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