So tell me about your Avatar

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  1. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Is it You?
    Is it how you would like to be?
    Does it represent something important in your life?
    Is it just for fun?
    Why?

    I am thinking about doing a piece on the use of avatars and how they relate to the users themselves. any ideas?

    1. profile image0
      pinkyleeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      btw love your new avatar

    2. profile image54
      (Q)posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes. smile

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Q You are the invisable man?

    3. goldenpath profile image68
      goldenpathposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is important.  It represents that life is eternal, without beginning and without end.  It's hard to see, but the inscription on the side says "CTR."  It means "Choose the Right."  To me this is the pinnacle precept of all personal progress in life and in the eternities.

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I always find it so interesting when people can really tie thier avatar to who they are or what the believe. thank you for sharing.

    4. torimari profile image67
      torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It's a bird. I like birds.

    5. Moon Goddess1854 profile image60
      Moon Goddess1854posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is of the goddess Isis. I have always used the ID Isis since the internet started becoming popular almost 20 years ago. I am always fascinated with ancient history as well as I think that there are qualities of the goddess that I seem to also have when the moon gets full. smile

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I do not know much about Isis my self but it is nice that it has so much meaning for you.

  2. donotfear profile image88
    donotfearposted 8 years ago

    I use an Avatar of myself because what you see is what you get. I don't know, I think I use a pic of myself very relaxed and open to represent who I am as a person. If I get uptight, I'll post a pic of Sigourney Weaver with her Alien buster gun..............

    1. marcel285 profile image66
      marcel285posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Second that. What you see is what you get.

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Marcel I do think putting a real face to the articles tends to lend credibility to the author. I just take really crappy pictures so that is mostly why I do not use my own.

        1. marcel285 profile image66
          marcel285posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Well there's photo editor mate. Sometimes i make my pictures into pop art. You could try something interesting like that?

  3. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    It's me. I change them all the time, but it's always me

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you change them. Is it your mood? or just because?

  4. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Ladies.

  5. relache profile image86
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    It's me, a tiny section from a life drawing that was sketched in December 2005.

  6. Jersey Jess profile image60
    Jersey Jessposted 8 years ago

    My avatar isn't a picture of me, but more what I love. Since I am young, I figure I might as well start off on the safe side and not post my picture yet since I post some personal information about myself on my Hubs. It also helps people remember who I am- not many people have an avatar of a random book! smile

  7. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Relache it is a lovely sketch I wish I were so talented.
    Jersey Jess I am glad you mentioned the concerns about posting real pics, as I also have that concern.

  8. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 8 years ago

    I use my avatar because I am sharing a lot of very personal things and the anonymity helps me be honest. I wish to be as wise and enlightened as Buddha and try my best to live this way. I am only human though. Imperfect. This is my hope for progress.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank You Hokey I like your avatar

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you

  9. cupid51 profile image74
    cupid51posted 8 years ago

    Its not me but it relates to the name I use in hubpages.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OK so is does the screen name have some special relevance?

      1. cupid51 profile image74
        cupid51posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well that is my mind! You know mind and soul never become old! And I like to have a pair of wings like cupid and watch the beautiful loving world. I will make them fall in love who have not yet been blessed with.

        1. Ohma profile image72
          Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Very sweet. I think the Avatars we use really shows a lot about who we are, usually at the moment mine does not but I think I am growing to like it.

          1. cupid51 profile image74
            cupid51posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks Ohma for recognizing my thought!

  10. cheaptrick profile image71
    cheaptrickposted 8 years ago

    I am schizophrenic
    so sometimes
    it's Me
    and sometimes
    it's Him...

    1. donotfear profile image88
      donotfearposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      Ha!  I should have known...............
      lollollol

  11. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    lol smile

  12. TheGlassSpider profile image70
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Hmmm...the spider changes occasionally...and EVERY SO OFTEN...the avatar is my eye with a bit of my red hair hanging over it.

    In a way the Spider is me. I've been TheGlassSpider online for almost fifteen years now (just in different places). The spider is symbolic for mothers (and I am a nurturing soul, even though I don't have my own kids). She's also the ruler of the web; she has many eyes and can see all sorts of things. People are afraid of her, even though most of the time she is harmless (but when she's not, she's lethal). The Spider is glass to represent her vulnerability and fragility, but I've never been able to find a pic of an actual Glass Spider or else I would use it--in the meantime, tarantulas are the most fragile of the spiders.

    There you go...a little peek into the mind of the Spider. wink

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      So Cool! so much thought put into it I like that.

      check this out! http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gla … Spider.jpg

      1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
        TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey thanks! My mind's always in overdrive and EVERYTHING means something LOL smile

  13. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Spider Our posts crossed paths as I was editing you were postin have a look at this http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Gla … Spider.jpg

    1. TheGlassSpider profile image70
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      OMG OMG It's beautiful!! Thank you thank you!! I'm uploading it NOW smile

  14. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    my avitar is me, in a bad mood....

  15. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Justine are you in a bad Mood?

  16. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I generally use pic's of myself, there are some sites where I use different avatars...it depends on the theme of the site and the mood being set.. The one I am using at the moment is of me taken by my friend while painting her place.

  17. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    StormRyder I like the picture. Now that you explained it I understand the blue line in the background. big_smile

    1. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh....paint tape!! neat!!

  18. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    My avatars are just for fun - I don't take good pictures, so I'll put up whatever I can  lol

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Rafini yours always seem to be very creative.

    2. TheGlassSpider profile image70
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I know it's a ball of rubber bands...but whenever I see that avatar, I think of Weird Al Yankovic's song "The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota" (I think it's called)...LOL

    3. profile image0
      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      my sister in law has touched the biggest twine ball...

  19. profile image0
    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    most of the time my avatar is me ... i change them all the time because i get bored looking at the same one all the time ... my current avatar however is of dolphins swimming in the sunset because dolphins are my favorite creature and sunsets are my favorite thing.
    sometimes i change it to a pictures of something to do with breast cancer awareness because it is a cause near and dear to my heart.

  20. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Pinky I also like your dolphins and thank you for sharing.

  21. TheGlassSpider profile image70
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Yay {{hugs to Ohma}} I'm really a glass spider now!! Woo Hoo. I might not ever change this one! smile Thank you.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It suits. Glad I could help.

  22. profile image0
    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is four of me, each represents one of the four winds. I plan on changing it eventually, as this isn't the best photo of me, but I'm going to wait until this summer when I can possibly get some photos down by the river smile

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Pani I think it is fine. I like the concept.

      1. profile image0
        Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Ohma. I like yours too smile

        1. Ohma profile image72
          Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this


          Thank You Pani and Pinky.

  23. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    mine is just a picture of me from a few years back having some good times in Munich!

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Oli. I would love to see all the places that you have been.

      1. thisisoli profile image70
        thisisoliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't have too many photos from my excursions!

        I tend not to take many valuables with me when I am travelling, I learnt my lesson after getting mugged in Barcelona tongue

  24. aware profile image65
    awareposted 8 years ago

    its a older pic of me and my sons  .id take them to job sites on Saturdays that i worked so they could run around . life was grand .

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is nice. Our children are so important.

  25. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Hmm I do not think there is a powerful enough editor to make som of my Pics look good.

    1. marcel285 profile image66
      marcel285posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Aww don't be so down on yourself!! Be proud of who you are, you deserve to!

      1. Ohma profile image72
        Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you I am not really down on myself I like who I am. I just do not like any pictures of me.

        1. marcel285 profile image66
          marcel285posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry for misunderstanding! Well that's the main thing!

          Sometimes i use surrealism art as my avatar..Which is generally an expression of how i am feeling.

  26. chinweike profile image65
    chinweikeposted 8 years ago

    It me. i will change it soon but it will still be me.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you ever think to use one that is not you? Nothing wrong with yours I was just wondering.

      1. chinweike profile image65
        chinweikeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, i love being my self at all time.

  27. profile image0
    StormRyderposted 8 years ago

    I like the pic you have now Ohma..its really nice! Artsy, cool....and sexy all at the same time!!

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you StormRyder I am not sure yet if I will keep it though the other one seemed more suited to who I am changing it to this one is an experiment of sorts.

  28. Will Say Plenty profile image61
    Will Say Plentyposted 8 years ago

    Right now I am using an avatar like this because I have to be incognito.  If anyone actually knew the name of the ship rocketing skyward they would have a clear idea of who I really am.  I really don't have any choice otherwise I would post my pic.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hmmm Not really sure how to respond to this.

      1. Will Say Plenty profile image61
        Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        let's just say we have mutual friends and leave it at that for now.

        1. Ohma profile image72
          Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          OK But tell me this am I correct in the thought that you are the presence that has been absent the last couple of days?

          1. Will Say Plenty profile image61
            Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I really can't say here but feel free to e-mail me!

            1. Ohma profile image72
              Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You've got mail!

    2. profile image0
      StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I hope thats not a "Minute Man" !!! That would say toooo much about you!! lol lol lol

      1. Will Say Plenty profile image61
        Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nope.  It's not a minute man . . . I just thought even though I have to be incognito I wanted an avatar that would still technically represent me if not in an obvious way.

        1. profile image0
          StormRyderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I know who you are. smile

          1. Ohma profile image72
            Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I suspect that I also know the mystery man!

  29. skyfire profile image71
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    With my current avatar ? No.


    Yes, strong, silent and reserved.


    Yes.


    No


    I don't know. It's just what i feel.

  30. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Sky fire Thank you, I like the image you have chosen and your explanation as to how it relates to who you are.

  31. princess g profile image59
    princess gposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is me, taking a picture of myself.

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nice I like it.

      1. princess g profile image59
        princess gposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you. I like yours too. It's cute.

  32. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    mine at present is actualy a Gimp brush. one click, resize to fit and done. LOL smile

  33. K Partin profile image59
    K Partinposted 8 years ago

    Hi Ohma, this isn't really me, may of looked like me several years ago.....I like being a little evasive myself. The real truth is I hate my picture taken! No not because it's hanging on the post office wall either. smile

    1. Ohma profile image72
      Ohmaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL I would have guessed that yours might be hanging on the post office wall. tongue glad that it isnt. I have also seen the one that is really you I think. smile

      1. K Partin profile image59
        K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL don't show anyone it will be our secret! lol

  34. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    OK as long as you tell me if that one is the real you. otherwise I am posting it all over HP forums, LOL smile

    1. K Partin profile image59
      K Partinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Gee I think so... I can't remember which one. smile

  35. profile image0
    moonphlowerposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is a broken heart.  Although there is a bright moment in this month, it seems fitting as it is over-shadowed with pain and heartache.

  36. Richieb799 profile image78
    Richieb799posted 8 years ago

    My avatar is always me, Ive had 4 since Ive been on here, I tend to change them every 20 hubs, Ive had one of me behind the steering wheel of my classic car, one of me posing with the evening sky blue behind me, and I had one of me clubbing but i didn't like that so that doesn't count tongue most of my regulars and 102 followers recognise me because I rarely change mine I think big_smile

    I like my current one because that day I felt like the water crashing against my feet was washing my stresses away big_smile

  37. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    People say it adds credibility, and I don't doubt that.  Sometimes, though, even if you post your real picture people don't think it's you anyway (because so many people don't post real pictures). Then, too, there's the matter of people who write personal experiences.  My original reasons for the picture I use were that I didn't have a good web cam and don't have a scanner.  Besides, I thought my writing should stand on its own, separate from my appearance.  These days I'm pretty sick of the picture, but I'm concerned if I change it, it could affect my earnings.

    I chose it because it's the Earth - something all people have in common.  It's a pretty picture, so it "applies" to both sexes but has a feminine flavor to it.  It's transparent - something I like.  It's also generic enough to go with a variety of subjects I write about.  It's been up so long it's kind of starting to look "lifeless" to me, though, so I may see if I can come up with a real picture at some point.

  38. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    this one is me...

    1. blondepoet profile image72
      blondepoetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Are you waiting for me and my boogie board?

      1. profile image0
        mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        absolutely...blue water and drinks on the beach

  39. Onusonus profile image78
    Onusonusposted 8 years ago

    This is my Great-Great Grandfather, he was hung for cattle rustling.

  40. figment profile image79
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    for me my avatar represents the eyes to my soul. It represents what I see the word through, and just one eye, because I do not always see eye to eye with myself.  I'm wearing my glasses because I have to wear my glasses when I read and write, but only then, which represents me as a Hubber.

  41. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I think I am too young to have a picture which adds credibility, I am only 25. Maybe I should get a 50 year old alter ego, or a young blonde female alter ego, eitehr one will grab attention and make sales tongue

  42. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Wow gone a few hours and look what happens. Thank-you everyone for sharing.

  43. Wendi M profile image78
    Wendi Mposted 8 years ago

    It's me, and it's just me having fun with my new camera...which is the reason why it changes almost daily.  That, and the fact that I'm a restless person.

    1. Will Say Plenty profile image61
      Will Say Plentyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I want that belly button, Wendi!

      1. Wendi M profile image78
        Wendi Mposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, that belly button's been famous since I was in high school!

  44. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Cool Wendi. If my camera made me look like that I would use my own pic as well. Of course if my camera made me look like that It would probably be broken.

  45. profile image0
    china manposted 8 years ago

    Mine at the moment is Cong Wen - means bookstore - with no TV in my early life I read what felt like everything, and I love this building round the corner from me - it has a real Lord of the Rings feel about it.

    1. Sab Oh profile image55
      Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Well, you're gonna get mad at me again but:

      Cong Wen does not mean 'bookstore'

      Shu Dian = bookstore

      Cong Wen is the name of a famous Chinese writer

      However:

      The name of that store is not Cong Wen, it is Chongwen

      Sorry man, but it is what it is...

      1. Sab Oh profile image55
        Sab Ohposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Just checking in to see if you have made some improvement...

  46. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Very nice china man are you a fantasy buff then?

    1. profile image0
      china manposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes - I like science fiction, but not fantasy.  I like history, science and philosophy also, kinda the same thing big_smile

  47. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    My avatar is obviously not me.  I joined HubPages about a month after my father passed away.  It is a tribute to him.  I have a hub that explains it all called "The Clapping Monkey".  My real photo can be found in Cagsil's Valentine's Day Hub about the women of HubPages.

  48. profile image0
    Tilecleaninghubposted 8 years ago

    Just me in the middle of regrouting someones countertop.

  49. rocknrodeogirl profile image72
    rocknrodeogirlposted 8 years ago

    Mine is of me and one of my best friends! wink

  50. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    KCC I love the reason for the Avatar and now must go read the hub,
    Tilecleaninghub Thank you for sharing
    Rocknrodeogirl I love horses though I do not have any I used to work an a local farm that boarded horses. my favorite was a two year old named Jeffy he used to follow me a round like a lost pup.

 
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