How often do you change your avatar?

United States
April 6, 2008 3:07pm CST
I just changed my avatar for the first time since I've been on this site. I've been here for about 10 or 11 months. The other picture of myself was probably about 4 years old, perhaps a little less. I guess I just figured, I should post something a little more current. How often do you change your avatar? When you do, is it because you feel you are bored with the one you have been using or because you want to represent yourself differently?
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@ellie333 (21029)
6 Apr 08
This is only my third month here and as yet haven't changed mine at all. I probably will at some stage but haven't any recent photos and think a true avatar is more friendly, you can see who you are having a discussion with. Love your new updated one by the way. Ellie :D
• United States
6 Apr 08
The updated avatar is only about 2 months old. I like a picture too, its much more personal.
@gemini_rose (16194)
6 Apr 08
Oh hello I did not recognise you for a minute! lovely photo. I have not changed mine since I figured out how to change it a few weeks ago. I keep meaning to look for something else but I have become quite attached to my little wolf so I may just hang on to it for a little longer yet and then try and see if I can find something I like more as I go along.
@gemini_rose (16194)
6 Apr 08
It is ok we are friends now! It was the rose that attracted me, it was the only thing I could find with a rose in it to go with my user name!! It is not very cuddly no, but seeing as I wanted my avatar to resemble me, I just see it as me when I get up in the morning! But the wolf is like me, and is friendlier as the day goes on!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
LOL. Well that certainly gives me some insight into your personality.
@gemini_rose (16194)
6 Apr 08
I promise I only snarl in a morning when I first get up, once I have had a coffee I am a little puppy!!! Maybe I should think about changing my avatar sooner rather than later!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
6 Apr 08
I change my avatar really rarely. This is technically the third one I've had on this site since last January when I joined, and the first two were both very close to the same, only that one was animated and the other wasn't. My first two avatars were both Hanajima Saki from the anime Fruits Basket. I relate to her character a lot, and she has certain traits I really admire. I still use a picture of her as an avatar on Livejournal and a few other sites. I chose to stop using her for my avatar here largely because I've recently been obsessed with the anime Naruto, and specially the character Umino Iruka, who is featured in my avatar here. He is also chosen for character traits I admire and relate to. I originally expected to only use this avatar for a while and then switch back to Hanajima, but I can't seem to make myself do it. Before I joined mylot, I used a character named Fam from Ruin Explorers on multiple sites for years. I finally sort of outgrew her, I think. I always use anime characters instead of real pictures of me, because part of what I like about the internet is that I get to know people intellectually more so than what they physically look like, so while I have a picture of myself on my profile, I want people to have to go look for it instead of it being the first thing they see when talking to me.
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• United States
6 Apr 08
You make a good point. But now I curiousity gets the better of me and I'll have to go and look for your picture. You would get along famously with my son, he is a Naruto fanatic. His favorite character is Gara? and thats just about all he talks about. In fact he got into my makeup yesterday to paint his face like one of the characters and wants me to spend $125 on a costume. Not likely. LOL.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
6 Apr 08
*grins* Yup, I have a picture up, though not a really good one of just me... it's got me and hubby and Dusty all mugging for the camera. Heh, I'm sure we would get along well! It's funny because when I was first watching Naruto, not many people in the US had heard of it yet (it wasn't on Cartoon Network yet then) but now it's so popular! Of course I'm happy it's popular, because now I have people to talk to about it, plus there are more toys and such around to buy! Ooo sounds like fun! Cosplay! I can understand not being willing to shell out for a costume for him though!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I've gone and looked at your picture. Very nice family.
@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I like your new icon! The old was good too. I much prefer a reasonable representation of the person than all the other junk that so many hide behind online. The ones that I think are the worst are the folks that wouldn't dare post their own face but will plaster their kids all over the internet... I changed my myLot icon to a new pic a couple weeks ago in honor of my one year myLot anniversary. I think changing icons too often defeats part of their purpose. I choose my icons carefully and want to be recognized through it. It's your brand logo.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
I used my daughters picture only once. I came across a baby picture and thought it was so cute that I had to use it, but what happened was that a pervert came across it and said some really off the wall things about her. I immediately took it down and never once thought about using my child's picture again. I like using my own picture, as they say a picture is worth a thousand words. Not to say I am a fan of my own pictures, thats why they don't get changed very often. I don't like having them taken and I approve of very little that I would actually post.
• United States
7 Apr 08
I noticed that you are from Lake Tahoe. I lived in Santa Rosa for over 20 years and just moved to Phoenix about a year ago. Are you familiar with Santa Rosa? I sure miss it there and envy you being in Tahoe.
• India
7 Apr 08
Hi friend i did not change my Avtar, itis like identification or I card for me on mylot. I do not want to change my identity on my lot otherwise my friends will be in confussion. I always wants to represent myself as the same.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Several people have said the same thing and I totally understand where you are coming from.
• India
7 Apr 08
ok
@Aussies2007 (5339)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
I am not changing mine. Mel Gibson will stay young for ever. I have been using it for four years. I had it on other forums before coming here.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Have you ever used other pictures of Mel Gibson or just this one?
• Australia
7 Apr 08
Just this one. It is from the Lethal Weapon movies.
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I think I just get bored with mine and change it now and then. I like this recent one I took of my son so decided to post it. I'll probably change it to another one soon LOL That is a stunning photo of you kb :)
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Thanks very much. Your son is so handsome. How old is he?
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Thanks KB, he is 5 and turns 6 in July :)
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Apr 08
I think I have changed mine a few times. The picture I have on mine in of my 5 year old neice.When she was here playing with my ex roomates or my friends that lived up stairs with their 2 kids.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Thats nice that you use your neice as an avatar. I used my daughter until some pervert said something about her, then I immediately took her off.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
7 Apr 08
That is very understandable. If any prevert says something about Hanna my neice I will take her off also.
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
6 Apr 08
this is the second picture I posted! I'm still waiting to get a good one before replacing it again..I just love to have another picture once in a while!
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• United States
6 Apr 08
I totally understand that. I got bored with my old picture, so I changed it today. Besides this one is more up to date.
• Canada
7 Apr 08
I can't believe how brilliant you all are! I tried, my son, whom I thought was a computer genius tried, and there is no way we could even get me an avatar...so maybe they don't let West Coast Islanders post anything! LOL! I don't want to show you me.....just my beautiful gardens, and pets! Love all,rainbows to you!
@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Apr 08
I have changed mine twice. Originally it was the cartoon fish. Then my present one. Briefly my daughter, and now back to the baby in the flower pot. But I have said this before about your photo/avatar. WOW.
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• United States
6 Apr 08
Now its my turn to blush. I hate having my picture taken and approve of very little that are taken. Its a wonder any see the light, but anyway, I love the baby in the flower pot. Very cute.
@p1kef1sh (45640)
6 Apr 08
You blush beautifully. Wow. Wow. Wow.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
7 Apr 08
I need to know how to change my avatar and cannot find any info on mylot regarding that.I would like something that shows I am a woman and not a guy. help
• United States
7 Apr 08
I was changing mine on a regular basis until August of the past year and I really like this avator. The reason I had changed it in August 2007 was because that was my husband and my 35th wedding anniversary and it really pleases me to look at it as I am here at mylot. So I do think that this will be my avator from now on. I love the look of my husband and I together.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Congratulations on 35 years together. Thats quite an achievement and if I were you I'd want to keep the same avatar also.
@Deea48 (1168)
• United States
7 Apr 08
Avatars -  A image bye the same artist, Josephine Wall.
You know Katherine, I do not know if I will ever change my Avatar hear. I like the image I picked, it suits me I think. I am a huge fan of the artist. Plus if people want they can see the real me on my profile page. I have the 2 picks you have seen from other sites. But this Avatar for now anyway really represents how I feel when on Mylot. Oh and I have seen this pic of you before as well. I like both of your pics. for your Avatars.
• United States
7 Apr 08
Yes, I really like Josephine Wall's art too and I think this is a good avatar to depict you.
@Kaeli72 (1230)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I've been on here for over a year and I've never changed my avatar. I think it's because I love stars so much...and Pleiades hosts a number of bright hot stars, even though I would never be able to find it in the night sky.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
A year is a really long time. I'd get bored long before a year was up.
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I've used my current avatar for the past 9 months. It was taken a day or 2 before I uploaded it on here and started using it. Before using this one I changed my avatar often. I had maybe 8 or 9 different ones in 5 months time, most of them being scenic or pet pictures. So using the same one for 9 months is a record for me. LOL I'll eventually change this one, but for now I am happy with it. PS Your new avatar looks great!
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Thanks. It would be very unusual for me to keep an avatar that long too.
@chiyosan (30206)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
i dont change it often. :) i actually had this since i was a member of the site and have not changed since. Maybe it is a bit of time for a change soon :) i need to find a good one though.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
What kind of avatar would you change it to?
@marababe (2513)
• Philippines
7 Apr 08
Hi kbourgerie! I hardly change my avatar. I've been here for almost a year (and was inactive for more than 3months0 and I've only changed my avatar once. I'd like to change it since I've been active again but I'm having second thoughts cos the myLotters might not recognize me. LOL. I don't know, or maybe I just gotten used to my avatar right now which is taken almost 3 years ago. Hehe!
• United States
7 Apr 08
What they ought to have is a notification in the activity sortie that a person has changed their profile picture.
@youless (93703)
• Guangzhou, China
7 Apr 08
I haven't changed my avatar yet since I join here. I am afraid that my friends can't recognize me, and this is the main reason I don't want to change my avatar.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
As I said to a few other people, that makes perfect sense. After I changed my avatar, someone said they almost didn't realize who they were replying to. LOL.
@Himansu (793)
• India
7 Apr 08
I Have No Changes in My AVATAR. This Picture is Hear from the begning . Well this is not My Personal PIX.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Just out of curiosity, why don't you use your own picture?
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I never do because it lets people know it's me visually.
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• United States
7 Apr 08
Other people have said that and it makes a lot of sense to me.