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Why to Keep The SAME Avatar

  1. katiem2 profile image57
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    If you're hubbing to make money your Avatar becomes your trademark and if it's changed followers and or potential customers may loose you in the mix. 


    What are your thoughts on branding in terms of your avatar of profile picture?

    1. H.C Porter profile image78
      H.C Porterposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Im not sure if that is true or not-but it is something to think about.
      I think if this is true-as long as you have a common element in your avatar, you should be okay, even if the avatar picture changes.
      For Example- if this was true and I changed my avatar constantly (which sometimes I do) I would have a constant element in my pictures like my hat. The picture may be different but the hat is consistent and easily recognizable.

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - you really have a strong opinion on this subject, which is just terrific, considering that avatar pic you use is probably a model and you are probably actually a paunchy, balding 70 year old man sitting in a over-sized chair at a desk in a one-bedroom filthy apartment in Chicago.  How do I know these things?  check out my avatar for today!

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I forgot the lol   - I was just kidding around, I don't really think you are a balding paunchy old guy!  Of course, who's to say that any of us are anything like we portray ourselves.  I like the element of risk and dare and mystery involved.  Although some of my favorite hubbers are very dependable and reliable and probably exactly who they say they are and that's great too!  oh dear.  Now I don't know.  How nice it must be to be so sure of one's opinion on these earth-shaking matters.  lol

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I wouldn't want people to accept a foolish avatar as a symbol of me as a person and anyone who believed that my avatar represents anything more than what it is, is ignorant or misguided by poor ideological beliefs of some sort.

    But, I guess there might be some who connect with a picture, but then again, my avatar on HubPages is not the same as my avatar at other sites. My blog is different, my Facebook is the same as the blog, but different than HubPages.

    My RedGage account is also the same as blog and Facebook, and not the same as HubPages. However, everything I've written and done for HubPages is labeled with my real name. smile

  3. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    As always Katie, wonderful to see you. smile big_smile

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I should have been more thoughtful in my question.  I mean, more to the point, avatar and photo switching if your purpose is to trademark and create a money stream, I can't imagine cagsil as anything other than what Cagsil is now and I feel your a consistent and reliable source from which I can depend on a certain quality and to me that is very closely related to consistency.  I know when I see Cagsil what I expect from Cagsil.... as if your a loyal figure due to a calm confidence and stability.  So many people appreciate stability and look to it for guidance, you are a guiding light regardless of the whimsy here at times who says we all need be?

      Great to see you as well, and to see you as what I've come to expect! wink smile

      1. travelespresso profile image79
        travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with your thoughts here.  I recognise people by their avatar before the name.  Then when I see the symbol of particular people, I have some idea what to expect.  I think its a really good thing to keep consistent.

  4. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Well, thank you so much for your kind words about those who do read my work. And, as for you having more thought about it, that is not necessary the case, because of what I said.

    I like this particular avatar you presently see and the knowledge(the avatar is suppose to have being a guiding angel in a video game), portrays the message I try to convey in my words.

    The picture of myself, I use on others, really does not matter, except in the manner, as you say- Marketing. In that case, outside HubPages you can see the real me.

    It maybe the only inconsistent thing about my work, but once the message is received(my writing and meaning behind avatar), then more is realized. smile

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know, Right?

      P.S. you just gave this issue greater clarity and me more thought...

      wink

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Nice to know. smile wink

  5. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Oh btw Katie- that picture of you....I consider sexy. tongue

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really, I was going for novelist!  Hmmmmmm!  smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I guess it is those pretty eyes that does it. smile wink

        1. katiem2 profile image57
          katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You do flatter me... smile

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            If that is how you see the truth in my words, then by all means. smile

  6. barryrutherford profile image33
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    I reccomend using the same avatar on all your social networking sites as well as blogs

    1. katiem2 profile image57
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks barry, I agree... smile

  7. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    I like the idea of my avatar representing who I am and what I have to offer.  I like my current avatar (I think it represents sophistication and the dramatic) but am still on the lookout for one I may like better and/or one that would represent me better.

  8. frogdropping profile image86
    frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

    Always used the same one. Use it everywhere else too. It's probably the dumbest avatar on the internet smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is a great name, and a great avatar I think. I can always spot the froggy one. smile

  9. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Not at all. It is quite funny, but not dumb. smile tongue

  10. nikipa profile image30
    nikipaposted 7 years ago

    I stil cant decide what avatar to use, besides since I signed up here (more then 3 months ago) I use only my own pictures. I dont think something else can represent me better smile Hope to decide which one is the best in the near future...

  11. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Hey Niki, WOW! Haven't seen you for like months...LOL!

    What's up? How are you today? smile

    1. nikipa profile image30
      nikipaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am very well, thank YOU! smile
      Hope things are ok with you as well.

      I am just very busy with work in real life where I earn real money... LOL

      Hope to be an active hubber in summer when I will have more time.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I am doing well. Thank you for asking. It will be a pleasure to see you more often perhaps over the summer months. smile

        1. nikipa profile image30
          nikipaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I will for sure! Have a lot of new ideas...
          Besides, I Love HB Community!

  12. profile image0
    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    I like to change mine now and again, but this one is the real me, or was a year ago almost. I am even more ugly now.

  13. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    earnest is so smart for changing his so frequently - I promise you not one person here, FB, redgage twitter etc knows what he really looks like.

    I have a great bribe in mind to fins out,

    Don't fret

    you sly dog you.

    Not that I think you look like a dog

    i just shoved my foot in my ass damn it!

    again.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/3041326_f260.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Nice shoe horn Kimberley! lol

      1. profile image0
        kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        nice one-definitely using in hub tonight as caption-with your name of course

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          lol lol lol

  14. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I got told to change my avatar. A hubber got sick of seeing it! smile
    No can do. I have been using the same photo in offline endeavours too.
    As bad as that head is, it is a photo of me and as I don't claim to be a movie star, I just need the consistency of one avatar across all my work here and elsewhere. smile
    That's marketing for you.

    I believe that if you want your work to be seen and read, don't make the reader come looking for your new avatar, they will just move on to one they know. smile

  15. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Are you saying I'm wrong?

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/2909994_f496.jpg

  16. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    In deed need of caption for this shot?

    anyone?

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3072200_f260.jpg

  17. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    I now i put myself in a shoe hub but I guess better than nothing at all

    any other idea's

    I'm healed?

    I have enough sole?

    I 'm just getting to the bottom of things?

    I love strapless arrire?

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/3091768_f520.jpg

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Very beautiful. smile

  18. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    New Brand of Running Shoe- Lightweight and effortless to put on in tight situations one might run in to or for the times when running away seems best. smile

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Cag's using it-will copyright your name
      very good
      oh just have to run and pick up something

      thanks again

  19. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    OK EVERYONE THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT XO

  20. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 7 years ago

    I get bored with the same avatar - if people don't know and remember my name, then they wouldn't recognize anything about me, I figure.  I think by now people expect me to change!

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No disrespect, I really do agree with keeping the same avatar, after markeing advertising for 29 years it is actually key.  you are  actually branding yourself or messagefior that matter.  Like Earnest nored, people won't just pass by, let's faceit picture first, if intriguing then name, if not, name not even glanced at

      Good or efective branding of avatars come from our senior icons I find.  I will stop to read a post if I see

      Misha
      earnesthubs
      yoshi
      waynet
      rmcrayne
      AEVANS
      deborah sexton
      mikel Roberts
      Ghost
      Mike L
      Cagsil
      travelespresso
      blongepoey
      awfulpoet
      izzy
      fastfreda
      faybe
      ohma
      glass spider
      twenty one
      springboard
      mark knowles
      rynette may change but very sedom
      texan and bood did this
      poppa blues
      bad compnay
      tattoo guy
      healthtip
      wordscribe
      nell
      maddie
      richie and steven consistant
      marisa wright
      stipm
      denno
      hmr1
      zzron
      zampona
      daniel carter
      wsp did
      chinaman
      dom shadows
      hokey at first
      anath
      habee
      relash
      patty english
      frogdropping
      quill
      ralwus
      myownworld
      manlypoetryman
      redelf
      susana S
      emievel
      cabingirk
      Yony
      BT
      beth


      and the hlarious
      greek one

      then there's maximus
      he still here?

      One of the best is misty horizon

      and the winner

      perarldiver


      off the top of my head

      an x hubber  lyricsingray was unable to restrain from changing her picture no longer than 3 days.  Mostly her, the rest promoting a hub-this is a good example of confusing the viewer they just pass br, and kinberlyslyrics
      all in my opinion a great job of holding and displaying consistence sinoke ei
      M

 
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