Adding some identity and my SocialMedian shirt.

For some reason, when I started getting into blogging and social media in a semi-formal way, I decided to use the following picture as my avatar everywhere:

BadgerGravling aka Dan Thornton

BadgerGravling aka Dan Thornton

As a result, at recent events I’ve chatted to several people who knew and chatted with my online identity, but didn’t realise it was me for quite a while.

Which is funny, but also highlights the weakness of not having more pictures of me in circulation, as I might be missing out on some really good conversations.

So, seeing as I received a very cool free T-shirt from Socialmedian, a service which I’m using more and more, I thought I’d take a picture to help me people identify me a little more easily.

Does this help?

Does this help?

So that should make it a bit easier to spot me at events, conferences and twestivals etc…

In all seriousness, it does highlight a slight problem with using imagery etc as an avatar, rather than a real picture – particularly as I’m between motorcycles and on public transport to a lot of events, and motorcycle crash helmets have a lifespan of about five years – and the same model/paintsheme probably won’t exist!

Comments

  1. Do you have your helmet on in your passport pic? Perhaps you could be the new stig (now that the old one has been outed) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Do you have your helmet on in your passport pic? Perhaps you could be the new stig (now that the old one has been outed) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. you’re the new Stig?!

  4. you’re the new Stig?!

  5. The sad thing is that at the time I started using the avatar, the Stig thing never even occurred to me.

    I think it’s being used to motorcycle forums where a lot of people use pictures of themselves on bikes, wearing crash helmets…

  6. The sad thing is that at the time I started using the avatar, the Stig thing never even occurred to me.

    I think it’s being used to motorcycle forums where a lot of people use pictures of themselves on bikes, wearing crash helmets…