I’m a great believer in consistency, and I have not changed my profile pic in ages.
As I wrote last year:
My avatar picture, courtesy of my wife, is me doing something uncharacteristic. Lying down in the park and taking in the sun. It’s a memento temperare: a reminder to myself to keep it cool…
My profile pic has gathered two reactions I know of:
- Edward Conway was convinced for a very long time I had some sort of strange neck paralysis, until he saw photos of me standing up.
- User’s answer to Should Quorans be able to turn on notifications for Quorans they do not follow? If only @-mentions worked, I’d have known about this earlier than searching in Quora for my avatar post:
Nick Nicholas. THE INSURGENT, THE REBEL, SPEAKER FOR THE DEAD AND THE DEACTIVATED, QUORA’S VERY OWN CHE GUEVARA, FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT AGAINST QUORA INC. VIVE LE QUORA , DEATH TO ORWELLIAN TACTICS. Please do not look at his profile picture, it shows a really chill dude, not a revolutionary with blazing guns and a bomb strapped to his nether regions.
Of course, that photo of me lying down in the park does not actually show my nether regions, does it. And there’s plenty of room next to me for cached firearms…
(See? Ché could smile sometimes…)
(… No, I don’t look like him.)