I have just changed my Avtar

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image61
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    How many times have some of you old-timers changed? And, why?

    I changed because I perceived that I could possibly be labelled as " Oh, that Christian!" Well, I am not THAT kind of Christian, you see, though I am a true Christian.

    And, you know who that is, of course! smile

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      Brenda Durhamposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wasn't your avatar a Cross?
      I guess I don't understand why, if you believe in the Cross, that you would change the pic....
      But okay.

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago
  3. Pearldiver profile image79
    Pearldiverposted 8 years ago

    OooOK...... So now you're that Christian in the Christian Santa Claws Band.... hmm
    Wow... Who would have guessed? hmm
    Know any ACDC Covers? roll

    1. thirdmillenium profile image61
      thirdmilleniumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No comments except cool

      1. Pearldiver profile image79
        Pearldiverposted 8 years agoin reply to this


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      thirdmilleniumposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello PD you have changed too!!

  4. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    If you are here for reasons that include people recognizing your work, your avatar icon is important.  It is branding - it helps people know what to expect when they see it again.

    Your icon can also send its own message, ao if you think that it is sending the wrong image (literally and figuratively), yes, you should change it.  However, those who flip their icons periodically are destroying brand  recognition.  You don't see big companies changing their logos on a whim and you shouldn't either.

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      Whikatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This is true for me. I changed my avatar recently, because I did not feel my original image reflected my persona as well as the new avatar does. However, according to Google analytics, my profile views took a nose dive right after the change.

      I am wondering if I should explain why I changed my Avatar on my profile page. I had my original Avatar for 18 months. It seems people are not always fond of changes. smile

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    I am perplexed by people changing their avatars frequently. Just as I am growing fond of one, it changes...

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      Whikatposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      W.E, I mean't no disrespect to your comments. I think for me personally my numbers dropped because some of my readers were unsure if I was male or female with my original avatar. The new avatar makes it pretty clear what my gender is. I have noticed that there are many in the general public, who prefer to read about certain topics written by their preferred gender. smile

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        Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No worries, Whikat, it is a personal decision and I respect that. I can spot you from a distance on the new avatar, already.

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    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

    Last week I changed my avatar.
    I did have a picture of my folding stool, with my reading (should that be writing?) glasses, pen and notebook on it, under a tree in my front garden.

    Friday morning I buried my beloved kitten, Scout. My new avatar is a photograph of her sitting on my desk the day I became her human.

    To me, the original avatar showed part of what I am. The new one shows shows part of who I am.

  7. lrohner profile image79
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I don't place much importance at all in an avatar here on HP, mainly because I have little to no interest in building a "brand" on my HP account. And based on my traffic and my income here, my readers could care less too. smile


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