How often do you change avatar, how does it effect?

India
June 28, 2008 12:42am CST
One of my friends suggested me that me and one more person are using same avatar. I don't know what to do? Whether i have to change now or just keep it the same. Does changing avatar make difference in our earnings? Could the more experienced people help me??
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11 responses
@vipulchawla (2220)
• India
12 Sep 08
I dont change my avatar often. Infact as far as i remember, I have changed it only twice since the time i joined mylot almost 20 months back. the first time, i became a member of mylot, i had put up my real pic on the display. But soon after i stopped using this site. When i returned to this site around 7 months back, I changed my avatar for the first time. And i changed to my current avatar in another 2 months. I dont have any special reason for choosing this avatar, but it just resembles my name. My nick name is similar to the name of the cartoonist character that i have put up as my avatar. I am not in a habit of changing my avatar often because i dont feel the need. Moreover, I am not really active over here so whatever time i get to login in here, i utilize it in responding to discussions and having a conversation with my friends here at mylot. It doesn't affect the earnings in anyway. Avatar is just like a display pic infront of ur user id. And its all ur choice how you want to represent urself here. As far as ai believe, ur avatar is one reason people get attracted towards you, and they read what you write.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Sep 08
Thanks for the best response.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I only changed my avatar three times, the one I have right now is what I started out with. After that, I put a photo of myself, but when I gained weight, I went to that puppy one everyone was using and I sort of improved it to make it a Sherlock puppy. I went back to my old avatar. By the way the one I have now I drew myself. Oh it does not make any difference in what we earn. Participation and writing a lot does. If you are using the same avatar as someone else, why not upload another photo of yourself.
@snakequeen (1300)
• India
4 Jul 08
Hi ramya! The present one is my first avatar! I don't know when i will change it again! Changing avatar does not have any bearing or effect on your earnings, as far as i know.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
4 Jul 08
Hi ramyashreesk! Since I have joined here, I haven't changed my avatar. I am quite comfortable with it and my husband drew this for me. I don't think the avatar will have an affect in our earnings because our earnings are based on how many responses and discussions/comments we make and also with the photos that we upload each day. Take care and God bless!
@gemini_rose (16193)
28 Jun 08
Is that not a picture of you then? I thought it was you. I have never seen anyone else with the same avatar I don't think. When I first became a member here I kept the same avatar for months, it is only in the last few weeks that I have been changing it. I change it roughly once a week at the min, only because I have loads of them that are really nice and I just want to use them. Changing your avatar makes no difference to anything, it is just an avatar.
• India
28 Jun 08
changing avatar does not effect your earnings at all, but note this point i make ... if you keep changing avatar them i think some people find it difficult to recognize you here. if someone really likes your discussions and they recognize you by avatar and suddenly if you change it then they may skip that discussion as they might not notice the change instantly.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
28 Jun 08
I dont know for sure but I doubt it effects your earnnings. As far as I can see you can change it whenever you want with no penalty.
• China
28 Jun 08
I like koala very much so i choose a koala picture as my avatar,and i always use it.
• India
28 Jun 08
Hi Ramya I don't have an avatar still and using the default one. I think it is better to change if some body else is using the same avatar. The avatar represents the person and I don't know whether changing the avatar affects earning.
@sunita64 (6474)
• India
28 Jun 08
There is no corelation with your avtar and earning potential. It is totally on your hard work and efforts which bear you fruits.So I feel changing avtars does not help. But if someone is using the same avtar then you might change it as everyone of us wants to have individuality,so that might boost your efforts to earn more.