I need some!
Today I'm over at From the Write Angle talking about some blogging tips. Hope you'll pop on over and check it out.
One of the tips I mention is to use a photo of yourself as an avatar. There are so many good reasons for this - the most important being that people connect to people, not to symbols, or even pretty purple flowers.
Yet, I've never used a photo. I've had 2 avatars - both flowers. As a romance writer, I figure they've worked pretty well, but it's not as powerful of a visual statement as a face.
My problem: I write romance. I teach elementary school.
So, I can't/won't use a photo of myself.
I've considered a silhouette, an eye, hands,... but so far, nothing has really worked.
Any suggestions on what kind of photo I could use??? Do you use a photo? Do you find avatars as memorable/identifiable as photos?