Good Day Class!
Today we have the honor of having an elementary school teacher as the substitute teacher (guest writer) for our lesson.
For those of you who haven’t met him yet, he’s the author of Silent Cacophony
I’ll step aside and turn the floor over to him.
I haven’t had to step in for someone else’s class in a long time. That being said, I’m good friends with Miss Swafford and she mentioned some students have a tendency to act up when there’s a substitute teacher here at BWAB, but hopefully that won’t be the case today.
So just in the way of introduction, I am Chase March. I’ve been teaching for years and I’ve been blogging for two.
I have a bone to pick with some bloggers. I guess it is a pet peeve of mine but I am sure I am not alone here. All I know is that people can have honest avatars or not.
I purposely designed a logo to use for my avatar (see above). It is a simple logo that I think can represent me over a long period of time. A personal photograph would have to be updated every couple of years, just like my driver’s license.
I’m not against using a personal photo for publicity reasons. I understand why some bloggers choose to do so. It gives the blogger a human face. It helps the reader identify with the author as well.
One thing I don’t understand though is people who choose to use the photograph of a celebrity as their avatar. I also don’t understand people who use photographs of someone else as their avatar.
What is the point of having an avatar that doesn’t define who you are? If you use a photograph of someone other than yourself for your avatar, I don’t think you are being honest.
I think you are being lazy.
It’s easy to grab an image from anywhere for your avatar.
It’s harder to pick a personal photo or develop a logo for your avatar but I think it is worth it.
Why did you choose the avatar that you use?
What do you think about people who use an untrue avatar?
Do prefer personal photos or logos?
Please raise you hand and share your thoughts.
Chase March is an elementary school teacher, a writer, a blogger and a fan of hip hop. More of his writings can be found at Silent Cacophony. Take time to dig through his archives to find more about Chase and his journey into blogosphere.
Photo Credit: Jared