Sunday, February 26, 2012

Should I Change My Twitter Avatar? (pics)

Today I read this article and it got me to thinking. Should I change my Twitter avatar? Do me a favor and vote for one of the three options.

1. Current Avatar

I mean, in terms of authenticity I drew this avatar myself. It was part of a cartoon wishboard where I'm at Comicon. (Hasn't happened yet, darn wishboard, but I'll keep wishing.) This cartoon Sue has become sort of the basis of my "brand identity" and is all over my Twitter, Facebook, and other accounts.

2. Proposed "Real Me" Avatar

If you've read my interviews you've seen this pic before. It's not the best quality but it's one of the rare ones where I'm ACTUALLY SMILING. This means that my husband took it.

3. Alternate "Really Me" Avatar

And then this is what I look like when I'm tweeting away in the den. My MacBook Pro is wicked bright apparently. Well, slight lie, I usually have my hair knotted at the top of my head and vanity demanded that I shake it down for a picture.


  1. The third one is best, IMO. I like the drawn one but in general I prefer pictures to non-pictures.

  2. Thanks Bethany! I'm sure you're also drawn to the hot pink. ;) I've gotten three responses on Twitter telling me to stay with the cartoon so it will be interesting to see how this works out.

  3. I just rated the avatars in my @ list, based on my ability to think of the person's handle after looking at just their picture, and I definitely found the three or four people with unique cartoon avatars most easy to identify. They must stick in my mind a lot more than real life pics, maybe because fewer people use them. Faces were okay as far as memory goes, and things like pictures of scenery (I had a couple of those) were the most forgettable.