How often do you change your profile picture and why?

Philippines
January 3, 2012 6:34am CST
I have friends who kept on changing their profile pictures weekly. I don't have much time to do so and I am happy with my current picture. I don't know what urges them to change their picture profile. How about you? Do you keep on changing your profile pic in Facebook? Why?
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@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I rarely change my profile picture. Main reason: I don't have many pictures of myself. No time, either. And I don't facebook so much. In fact, I avoid facebook. Their motive for changing pictures? -boredom -to get noticed -to show off a good pic I think those are the reasons.
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• Philippines
6 Jan 12
I think you nailed it. lol. They are lucky. They have lots of time to do so. I barely have free time because I rather post here where I get sensible answers and earn. But just this day, I posted my new niece's picture. Just wanted to share my new niece's picture.
@Aja103654 (5658)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
yeah, baby pictures are worth sharing but vain adult people? best to ignore LOL!
@much2say (40199)
• United States
4 Jan 12
Like you, I rarely change my profile picture on Facebook. I think I have about 3 different photos in my profile and that's it. The first one was when our family was just the 3 of us . . . the second is my oldest holding her new baby brother . . . and the third is me with my 2 little ones (sketched by one of those drawing photo booths). I haven't changed my profile photo since that last one. Oh, and I think one other time I changed my profile into a cartoon character - it was for a cause (I think child abuse) - but that was only for a few days and I reverted back to that last photo. I have friends who constantly change their profile photos - and that's fine . . . some people feel the need to change all the time - I don't. Even on myLot, I've NEVER changed my photo! And it'll probably be the same for as long as I am here!
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• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi much2say. You will notice the same for me. I don't change my profile photo much. See you around.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
4 Jan 12
I not change my profile pic continuously since last year my profile pic is same and I have no time for changing frequently. I dont like this.
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi surekharathi. There's no problem if you don't want to change your profile pic or not. Some people just have time to do it and some just don't bother to change it.
@youless (93673)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jan 12
I seldom change my profile picture since I think it is troublesome for me to do it. I am a lazy person:) I am also afraid people can't recognize me since I often change my profile picture. So I would like to remain the same for a long time. I love China
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• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi youless. I sometimes feel that same way too. But I hope you are not too lazy to comment around. Keep it up.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Jan 12
Can someone help me.. How should I keep a profile picture in my lot. I do not know how to do so.. Is there are number of posts I have to make in order to have that priority?
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
7 Jan 12
Thank you so much my friend. God Bless you. Finally i have a profile picture :D!! And I love changing profile pictures.. Specially on msn, because I like things to be updated :D!! or show people something new, not get bored of seeing the same image! :)
• Philippines
9 Jan 12
You are welcome. I like your profile pic now. It's cute.
@Bamboee (645)
• United Arab Emirates
9 Jan 12
Thanks all thanks to you!! :D!! God Bless!
• Bulgaria
3 Jan 12
Hi I too dont changing my profile in facebook.Iam happy with my photos.Idont have changing my profile , because , I the way I feel best,and people knowing me n the picture on my profile if they want to find me
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi krasiiva73. Thanks for commenting. I guess you are not much of a public person because even here in mylot, you don't have a profile pic. Some wanted to show the world how they feel and that's why they changes their profile pics. Now I know. Thus, if I find a friend who constantly change his/her pics, then he/she wanted to show how he is doing. I'm not such as public as they are too. Have a great day!!!
• Bulgaria
4 Jan 12
Hi , i dont know how i put my fhoto
@allknowing (69455)
• India
3 Jan 12
My hobby is photography, gardening and pets. I have a huge collection of images which I use and upload them on FB. I keep changing my profile picture as and when I am in a mood.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi allknowing. Your hobbies are great. Do you earn from photography? Do you sell your photos online? Does FB helps with your hobby in photography?
@allknowing (69455)
• India
4 Jan 12
I upload them on FB for my 'friends' to see. I have been uploading them even here. I have a good collection but I am not sure if anyone would buy them since many of them have been already displayed.
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
I know that some publishers looks at Photoville to buy photos. You can try displaying your work there.
@shaieen (258)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
In my case, I don't really change PP that much since I am not totally a photogenic girl. And also, I have no time to edit my pictures. I just changed my profile pic whenever I spotted a nice photo of mine from tags, or from my own captures. Usually, it's like twice, or thrice in a month. :) Ps. I also have lots of friends like that. And they too got many likers' and commentators on their photos. But my friends are really pretty that's why they have plenty of fans like that. Me, I'm contented at my profile - just update sometimes and stalk many times.
• Philippines
18 Jan 12
Hi shaieen. I like reading your post. You sounded humble. And admitting that you stalk made me laugh. Some people will not admit that because it has negative connotation. But people do that with FB, right? That is one disadvantage of FB. If you don't want to get stalked then limit the sharing of your FB to friends and family only. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day!!!
@dodo19 (33627)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
13 Jan 12
I don't really change my profile picture very often. I don't really feel the need to change it very often. I will change it on occasion, whenever I feel like changing it, but otherwise, I just won't really bother.
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
Hi dodo19. You have a good profile picture here. It has a good theme. I like it. Thanks for participating in this discussion.
@victorkrish (1522)
• Malaysia
5 Jan 12
i want my profile looks cool and attract.
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi victorkrish. If that is your motive, that's not bad. Changing it often may eat much of your time. I guess you're not as busy as our friends here in mylot. It's cool to do what you feel like doing and be happy with its result.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
5 Jan 12
I change my picture monthly or so. I usually wait for big events to make purposeful changes like joining a new political campaign or it being a special day like World AIDS Day or the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi cripfemme. That's good... you do change your profile pic for a purpose. Changing it constantly is actually not bad too. But for people who are busy, it is understandable not to do so. Have a great day!!!
@elitess (5072)
• Ipswich, England
4 Jan 12
Hello snow hy biscuis. I change them rather rarely and the most common reason I have done so was in order to win a tree at a contest or help some NGO's getting more popular.
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi elitess. Wow! That's good. At least your reason for changing your profile pic is worthwhile. Have a great day!!!
@cotruelove (1038)
• Denver, Colorado
3 Jan 12
I do change mine frequently, but usually for holidays or specific events. The new Timeline has allowed me to use some of my photographs for the cover and then use something else for my small profile picture. But I have found it tends to confuse some of my friends who identify me by one specific profile picture a friend created for me years ago when I was using MSN Chat (no longer around) and Yuwie (saw it is up for sale) and MySpace (dying in my opinion). I try to remember social networks are about having fun, and changing the pictures is fun and it does cause people to comment. I've used the same picture on here since I started years ago, and I let the account sit and did nothing for a long time. But I'm back now, and I might change it, but I'm a bit lazy so it can stay for now.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hello cotruelove and welcome back to mylot. Maybe I am to lazy too to constantly change my profile pic. Anyway, I know that being online is really fun. Changing profile pic also can be fun specially when you have a very fast modem. I like to post my works but instead of changing my profile pic, I use the feature of creating an album. That way, they get to see the same face I have on my profile and see the new works I have uploaded. Have fun though and have a great day!!!
@nezavisima (7417)
• Bulgaria
3 Jan 12
I change my profile picture when I have some new and it is quality and beautiful. otherwise I used to change it still depends on us. I do not think that we need regular changing vva Facebook Profile Photo. nice day!
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi again nezavisima. I can see that you don't usually change your profile pic. Even here in mylot, I seldom see you change your profile pic.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
3 Jan 12
I very rarely change my profile picture. I tend to change it when I get a new picture that I like of myself or when I get bored of my old one. Lately I changed it a few times because of the holiday like I changed it to a Christmas picture of my boyfriend and I. Before that was a Halloween one of my friend and I. I have a hard time sometimes keeping up with my friends who do change their profile all the time.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hello soulist. Me too. I can't catch up with my friends since they constantly changes their profile pics. I don't have much leisure time and sometimes I tend to forgot updating my shout-out. Anyway, I do hope that my friends do understand my situation. Best regards to you.
• Bangladesh
3 Jan 12
I donot change it show much as many old friends and relative I have. Sometime they face problem to find me out. But during festive time I used to change and its for few days and again I turned it back as before.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hello dabangladehi. I guess you love your original pic compared to newer posted pic. We usually have our favorite shots and we usually use it for our profile. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day!!!
@rollylolly (2847)
• India
3 Jan 12
Hi snowhybiscuis I am like you and don't find time or have the inclination to keep changing profile pictures in facebook . I too see my friends doing that but I am comfortable with my present picture so long my old friends recognize me and reconnect with me . Happy myLotting
• Philippines
5 Jan 12
Hi rollylolly. Contributory to why I'm not changing my profile pic is that I'm too busy or sometimes too lazy to do so.
@Bluedoll (17052)
• Canada
3 Jan 12
I don't change it because I don't think about it much. I can see how a picture though will help identify you with your audience and people will relate to you with it so keeping the same one makes sense. On the other hand it might do good to change your picture to give a different perspective about yourself.
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi Bluedoll. Thanks for your input. I now understand that some consistently changes their photo to make it interactive for others who views their page. Have a great day!!!
@mods196621 (3631)
• Philippines
3 Jan 12
Before i didnt changed anything on profile facebook coz its tiring and i feel not good on doing fb. But when i was involved to one of my friends activities i feel the same as what she did. She is very often change her profile pic everytime she come online she change it, and i see it good coz i saw her feelings and emotions. Now i do the same i change my profile pic according to what i feel. It was nice and fun really good, by doing this i feel relax and sometimes i feel im in the wonderland. :P
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi mods196621. So if you change your pics to reflect your emotion, then it gives you transparency for your friends and family. I see... Thanks for commenting.
@FluxNL (503)
• Netherlands
3 Jan 12
I change my profile picture only once a month or I never change my picture. I only change my picture when it is a picture with memory or a picture I like. And I don't no why everyone change their profile picture so often ;o
• Philippines
4 Jan 12
Hi FluxNL. I too only change my profile picture whenever I get a photo of myself that I prefer over what I have posted. But as for now, I am quite satisfied with my current profile pic. With the others, that is what I want to discover.