I felt it was time for a change, and I wanted to try to implement more features of things I write about. I put my new baby leachianus gecko on my glasses, on a dog book.
The gecko, represents my reptile hubs; the dog represents the dog hubs; the glasses represent everything else.
I wasn't sure how to incorporate the hamster, rat, and chinchilla hubs, or the sales hubs, so I figured this would do.
I hope the gecko doesn't deter anyone from my hubs. I will have to watch out.
I hate that I had to crop out how cute his little legs were when holding onto my glasses, so here it is in full
Great picture, I’m glad you had such a wonderful model to work with.
Yep - great picture/idea. I never really thought of gecko's as cute. Though the wrap-around leg look is very endearing
I've been thinking of changing my avatar as well but haven't come up with a suitable replacement yet.
Glad you explained it Whitney, because I'm not quite sure I would have figured out what it was. He's a cutie, though!
Weird thing is that I just logged on and my old picture is showing again. I had to reupload the new one again.
Anyone think the new one will deter visitors who aren't fans of reptiles?
Yes... I changed my avatar also...
This one best illustrates my impeccible breeding!
I hated having to crop my legs (and things) just for the pic also! I was soooo hoping to use them some time in the future
@MM Love your WollyGog.... I had one like that
Ooooo If I were a Bee... I would buzzzz all over your petals Megs
The nice thing about Hub Pages avatars -- like hairdos -- is that they can be changed!
If you get comments or questions about the new one you can always change back or make another.
I know -- how about a gecko riding on the back of a dog and they're both wearing glasses!
While you're staging the shot you might also end up with an entry for Animal Planet !
I am now a dahlia instead of a kitten, and I notice no one talks to me anymore. Probably because talking to flowers is considered a little ditsy. oh well.
Perhaps I don't like change but I have to say I prefer the old photo. Not that my vote counts....
Love the etymology of the new photo - needed those details.
Hmm.. I don't think that the picture has much play on traffic and earnings, but we will see.
I just got tired of having my face on the hubs. I don't want to be recognized for them. I have had a few people run into me, as say they saw my hubs.
One guy is my dad's friend, and he was doing a search for sorbet recipes, and I have two hubs with recipes. Another guy, who came into my job, saw my receptionist hub.
Good points. I started HP with a picture of my face as my avatar, but after a couple of months I changed.
I love the close-up picture of the gecko, especially after the explanation of it; but to be honest, as an avatar-sized picture it is hard to grasp. That is, I would not have known what it is without your description, and initially I found it puzzling rather than endearing as I do find it now. I also am not able to see the dog book you mention.
At this point, my thought is that this picture would work perfectly within your gecko Hubs, but I have reservations about using it as your avatar.
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