Should I Change My Avatar?

@carolbee (16244)
United States
February 27, 2009 2:41pm CST
I've been a member of myLot for about 2 1/2 years. Have never changed my avatar but am thinking about it. The killer cat is so cute but am getting tired of looking at it. Would I lose my identity if I changed it? I think some members automatically look for the bright red kitty.
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12 responses
@spalladino (17929)
• United States
27 Feb 09
If you're tired of it...even though it is a very pretty avatar...change it. I've been here for about 10 months and have changed my avatar several times. Folks still know who I am. Personally, I look at the names before I look at the avatars.
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I do look at the name but then the avatar, if it's an eye catcher, will grab me. Thanks so much for responding.
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I like it, but change is good. What are you thinking about changing it to? I mostly look for Carolbee on my webmail alert page. So whatever comes up when I press respond is cool with me as long as there isn't any smut. And you're not the smut type, so whatever you come up with will be fine.
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Some people might argue the smut part..lol Just not sure what to do so for now will hang in there and leave it alone. Would like something funny or very different. Thanks for responding.
@leenie50 (3992)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Carol, By all means change it. That poor cat is tired. Yes it's cute but a change always perks things up. I love to change things around. I'm going to change mine too, because it's hard to see my little Dexter curled up in that big stuffed dog. can't wait to see what you come up with.xoxoxo leenie50
@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I am tired of looking at the killer cat yet it's so cute. Not sure what to do so will think about it for a few more days. Change is always good. Thanks for responding.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
27 Feb 09
If you want to change it do it! They will adjust to it and find you anyway...Carol...there is no place to hide! LOL
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Am still thinking about it. Was going to put a photo of our cat who is now gone but don't want to look at it each time I sign onto myLot. Little too much for me. You are right no place to hide. Thanks for responding.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
27 Feb 09
I like to change mine every few months to go along with the holiday or season. Your's is cute but if you want to change, you should go ahead and do it. I don't think it would matter with your identity.
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
You are right. Maybe I won't have an identity crisis happen if I rid myself of the current avatar. Need time to think about it. Thanks for responding.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Your avatar is so cute but I say go ahead and change it if you want to. People will get used to a different one. I know of others who have changed theirs and it was weird at first but got used to it pretty quick.
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@carolbee (16244)
• United States
27 Feb 09
Am still in the thought process so will give it a few more days and decide. Thanks for responding.
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@TheCatLady (4697)
• Israel
28 Feb 09
If you tell all your friends that you have a new avatar, they will look for your new one. I'm used to looking at you killer cat, but could learn to associate you with a new avatar.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
28 Feb 09
Hey carol! I think that you may be right! But, it's up to you! If you are in the mood for a change then by all means do it! I love the avatar that you have now, but if you want to change it we will just have to get used to you having a new one! Look at how many people change theirs all the time! So if you do feel the need to change it I will look for you anyway!
@blackbriar (9126)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I don't look for a familiar avatar when searching for a friend's post. I look by name and then notice the avatar afterwards. Go ahead and change it if you so desire.
@venchaul (541)
• China
28 Feb 09
I think it is actually cute and lovely cat. But if you have another cute pet,why not change it for fun? hehe--do as you like---
28 Feb 09
Hi carolbee, Its how you feel but everytime I see the kitty in a red bowl, I know its you same as my Unicorn, other users know me because of my Uincoin, I will neve change mine, I love my Unicorn. Hugs. Tamara
@SomeCowgirl (32276)
• United States
28 Feb 09
I think that first of all, if you are getting tired of it then you should change it. Secondly, I do think that some members might not be able to find you because of the change of avatar, but if you try to find something with the color red near the bottom of the screen you shouldn't have much difficulty. Also, People have changed their avatars and then have been told they are invisible without their trademark!