Why Do Most Hubbers Not use There Original Pictures as their Profile Pictures
well, i use my original picture here. haha. i guess, they dont want to be seen. they're afraid that someone might stalk to them, and then kill them. lol.
Personally , I dont have any that I can upload from my pc and have no web cam. Some people may be ashamed of their appearance, which is no excuse because we are all beautful and those who judge only by outward appearance are missing out on a lot of truly wonderful things in this world...W
Good question. I am not sure maybe they just want to protect their identity.
Original pictures meaning actual photos of themselves?
-Identity purposes (especially for those writing about others, and don't want them to come across the hub)
-Uncomfortable with having their photo online
-Uncomfortable taking photos of themselves
-No access to camera
Maybe because they write on different sites and don't want to be recognized, maybe because the internet is a dangerous place and anyone can use your photo, maybe because they just want to be anonymous... there are so many reasons.. what is yours?
Me? I'm comfortable with the way I look (at least in pictures lol) and I'm proud of what I write. I'm so proud to be writing articles and so thrilled that people are enjoying reading them. So cool! Who would've thought that I could earn money writing? Seven months ago, it never occurred to me. I still can't believe it. And if someone who knows me or who have known me, happens to read one of my articles and see my picture, they might even say "Hey, I know Rosie. I never thought the air-head could write!" lol
For me, I write on a broad range of topics, some not as popular as others, so for safety and peace of mind I use the icon I have designed from an image I took of a tiger some years ago. This shows I have design skills as well as writing. It can help the marketing aspect of online writing, depending on your subject. This is strictly my opinion, some seasoned writers would disagree I am sure.
Also, I come from a background of K-9 law enforcement and have been a close-quarters hand-to-hand combat instructor, thus I don't necessarily want to be known in some circles. I also find that an interesting visual profile image can stimulate a reader to "check-it-out." For some, the credibility of having an actual "real" picture of themselves can offer heightened trust for their readers, again depending on their subject matter.
I guess what I am saying is this; each author has to carefully weigh his/her own reasons as to why or why not to publish their work using an avatar or their own beautiful mug!
I use my original picture but I can also see why others may not. I have a friend who is beautiful but is very introverted and therefore does not like to put herself out like that. Great question as I didn't realize there were so many reasons for not putting original profile pics up.
Personally as a wife of a police officer, "you shouldn't use your real picture" for security & protection reasons.
To be be kind of mysterious, anonymous and secure. Some people are not comfortable with revealing so much of them. It's like being protective of themselves, maybe due to sensitivity of topics they pick for writing or they are not just comfortable having their faces posted side by side with what they write.
I always lack confidence in writing and I'm too shy posting my pics before in a blog thinking that someone I knew might accidentally come across it and judge what I write and I'm not good enough and all. But since hubpages isn't really popular with my friends yet, I have my real pic posted here lol.D
In order to express yourself more openly, it's better to remain anonymous. Many writers use a different name and do not post a picture of themselves so they can't be recognized. There are many employers that research the online activity of their employees. A good example is teachers - they are required to be an example of good conduct and high morals. This means that a teacher who reveals his identity could get fired for making an inappropriate comment online, or posting a picture of him drinking alcohol at a party, etc.
Thanks for your responses, But Have Not realy gotten the reason why this is so Rampant on HubPages,90% of Hubbers Don't use their profile Pictures.
@ k9, i think you have a lot to hide maybe your is justified.
@2005fleet,personal protection & money making i think.
@rorshak sobchak , i agree with you totally
@puddingicecream ,no camera is not an option at all
@amurbach ,thank u.
@Walt Smith ,where do you get the stars from?
@ravenblueu,you realy have to believe in your self girl.
@klarawieck,Great Point, thanks for the thoughtful Answer
@iamsergell ,Killing, thats really weird just like your profile pics.
But Personally, The Reason why Am not using mine is that Am Totally in Love with my profile pics, its symbolizes That we are all in the hands of GOD.just Changed it to this some few weeks beck.
Well, I believe they must have their own reasons.
My profile pic? That is totally ME!
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I think that they are all so beautiful that they are afraid of stalkers...Or are they all celebreties with nothing better to do with their lives, they cant go out or they will be recognised so they hide behind pictures of cute kittens and chat endlessly online!!!
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