Is it Time for a New Book?  

hotdreamer1000 62M
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11/22/2021 4:25 am

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Is it Time for a New Book?


Can I ask you guys a question? (You guys who are my regular watchers and readers that is..... )

When I first started blogging, I got quite a lot of questions from people wanting to know what book it was I was reading. I don't think I have had that question once in the last six or seven years now.

Is it time for a new book? And by that I mean, does it matter that my picture is now ten years out of date? I have thought about maybe taking a new picture in the same pose, but with a different book and patched and faded jeans. (I'm not sure if the people reading now have known me long enough to get the joke though......

The little bit of hair you could see would be greyer. But of course I am not here looking for the next meet or hook up - what really keeps me coming back is the chance of making contact with someone who really gets what I am thinking about on a given subject, or who can understand or appreciate some sexual fantasy I might have in a way I probably don't feel I would be understood, or can allow to show, in real life.

So it doesn't matter to me that someone might think I am trying to look younger than I am, and as you can't see my face and I am still in pretty much the same shape otherwise, would it make any difference?

The other thing is, I see what have become, to me, Iconic user pictures of people which are comforting in a consistent sort of way. Like Lindo in his kilt or Bigglala's tongue. Violette's diamond-chevron socks, Redrockrascal's rose tinted specs, Jules' eyes hidden by the brim of her hat, and Smarty's golden eagle T shirt. (Or whatever that emblem is - what is that Smarty? ) I know I don't have a massive following who keep a look out for my picture to the left of the column when they are reading other blogs or whatever, but I find myself reluctant to change it just in case it might catch someone's eye out there from way back when........

Does it matter? How do you feel about your picture?

hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/22/2021 4:25 am

Glitch Protection:

Can I ask you guys a question? (You guys who are my regular watchers and readers that is..... )

When I first started blogging, I got quite a lot of questions from people wanting to know what book it was I was reading. I don't think I have had that question once in the last six or seven years now.

Is it time for a new book? And by that I mean, does it matter that my picture is now ten years out of date? I have thought about maybe taking a new picture in the same pose, but with a different book and patched and faded jeans. (I'm not sure if the people reading now have known me long enough to get the joke though......

The little bit of hair you could see would be greyer. But of course I am not here looking for the next meet or hook up - what really keeps me coming back is the chance of making contact with someone who really gets what I am thinking about on a given subject, or who can understand or appreciate some sexual fantasy I might have in a way I probably don't feel I would be understood, or can allow to show, in real life.

So it doesn't matter to me that someone might think I am trying to look younger than I am, and as you can't see my face and I am still in pretty much the same shape otherwise, would it make any difference?

The other thing is, I see what have become, to me, Iconic user pictures of people which are comforting in a consistent sort of way. Like Lindo in his kilt or Bigglala's tongue. Violette's diamond-chevron socks, Redrockrascal's rose tinted specs, Jules' eyes hidden by the brim of her hat, and Smarty's golden eagle T shirt. (Or whatever that emblem is - what is that Smarty? ) I know I don't have a massive following who keep a look out for my picture to the left of the column when they are reading other blogs or whatever, but I find myself reluctant to change it just in case it might catch someone's eye out there from way back when........

Does it matter? How do you feel about your picture?


smartasswoman 64F  
35775 posts
11/22/2021 11:30 am

I agree about it being a good idea to have a consistent, recognizable profile picture. My Wonder Woman picture is actually only a couple of years old. Prior to that I had a black and white photo with a similar hands on hips pose, and that had been my profile pic for a number of years. I did start to feel a little self conscious about the other pic not being accurate to my current build.

Bottom line - do what you wanna do! What is the current book, by the way?

It's interesting think about what book I might pick if I were going to do something similar. This has always been a favorite pic of mine (although it's even MORE out of date than the one I demoted):
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hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/22/2021 2:45 pm

    Quoting smartasswoman:
    I agree about it being a good idea to have a consistent, recognizable profile picture. My Wonder Woman picture is actually only a couple of years old. Prior to that I had a black and white photo with a similar hands on hips pose, and that had been my profile pic for a number of years. I did start to feel a little self conscious about the other pic not being accurate to my current build.

    Bottom line - do what you wanna do! What is the current book, by the way?

    It's interesting think about what book I might pick if I were going to do something similar. This has always been a favorite pic of mine (although it's even MORE out of date than the one I demoted):
    [image]
Thanks Smarty! So that's a wonder woman emblem is it? I actually had a feeling it might be so I looked it up, but I couldn't find a picture of her with that logo, so I thought I'd just ask you. I like this image of you, and it fits the you I know from recent blogging. On the other hand, I think I remember your old picture and if it had been up when I re-discovered your blog this year I would have recognised you quicker.......

Ha ha, the book is "The Time Traveller's Wife" by Audrey Niffeneggar.


marysia4u 66F
15414 posts
11/22/2021 10:57 pm

I remember asking you many moons ago what the book was.

Put up whatever picture you feel comfortable with. Any picture is better than none.

Will have to ask sis to dig out your email addy, have asked her before, but she's slack. lol


hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/23/2021 2:19 am

    Quoting marysia4u:
    I remember asking you many moons ago what the book was.

    Put up whatever picture you feel comfortable with. Any picture is better than none.

    Will have to ask sis to dig out your email addy, have asked her before, but she's slack. lol


Good to see you. I remember you asking about the book. I am not sure which address "wantitindeep" has - it may or may not still work!


Naughtypursuit 54F  
2761 posts
11/23/2021 8:33 am

I think people recognize the profile picture moreso then the profile name. I am more visual on here I gather because if someone changes their profile picture it may take me a second to figure who they are.

I had changed my profile picture at one time but got requested to switch it back for the same reason.


hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/24/2021 4:38 am

    Quoting Naughtypursuit:
    I think people recognize the profile picture moreso then the profile name. I am more visual on here I gather because if someone changes their profile picture it may take me a second to figure who they are.

    I had changed my profile picture at one time but got requested to switch it back for the same reason.
That's a really helpful comment Naughty - and the moment I saw your lacy knickers I knew you better than I would have simply from recognising your name! (Not a phrase I am ever likely to say out loud, lol. )

So anyway your point is proved valid. I was probably always going to stick with the same picture, but thanks for confirming my thought process.


BeccaLuvs 59F
20756 posts
11/24/2021 12:22 pm

Now am squinting to try and make the title of the book you're reading hotdreamer! Great stuff that you enjoy reading, and it is def a passion of mine as well - to read a proper book and get lost in the story! As regards Profile Pics, agree with you about pics being associated to certain people - it is them - thus it can be confusing when somebody constantly changes their pic! I do change mine every now and again, and try for more recent, but somehow think you might have approved more with my first pics I put up - I was a good girl! As for you and taking a new pic of yourself and holding another book, (and those "patched and faded jeans", Mmm .... sounds intriguing!), anyway, did see another pic of you and your hand on your heart? Now, I'll just also say "Happy Hump Day"!

..... And always 'hold onto all those sexy thoughts'!
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MyNameIsKay 60F  
11885 posts
11/24/2021 4:34 pm

I won't change my picture now...even though it's a decade old. I always keep a current picture on my profile, but the top hat is too iconic. I never really have those kinds of pictures, so I'm going to use the heck out of the one I do have.

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hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/25/2021 2:10 am

    Quoting MyNameIsKay:
    I won't change my picture now...even though it's a decade old. I always keep a current picture on my profile, but the top hat is too iconic. I never really have those kinds of pictures, so I'm going to use the heck out of the one I do have.
I nearly mentioned yours as an example of the instantly recognizable, but I couldn't think how to succinctly describe it!


hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/25/2021 2:16 am

    Quoting BeccaLuvs:
    Now am squinting to try and make the title of the book you're reading hotdreamer! Great stuff that you enjoy reading, and it is def a passion of mine as well - to read a proper book and get lost in the story! As regards Profile Pics, agree with you about pics being associated to certain people - it is them - thus it can be confusing when somebody constantly changes their pic! I do change mine every now and again, and try for more recent, but somehow think you might have approved more with my first pics I put up - I was a good girl! As for you and taking a new pic of yourself and holding another book, (and those "patched and faded jeans", Mmm .... sounds intriguing!), anyway, did see another pic of you and your hand on your heart? Now, I'll just also say "Happy Hump Day"!
Yes! Is that hand on heart picture on my profile? I had forgotten - I don't often look at anyone else's profile let alone my own, lol. That one is out of date too.

But I think it is different for you, your blog is very much about the pictures, so I would expect you to change the main profile pic now and then. You always seem to choose one which is recognizable as your style.

By the way, have I somehow given you the wrong impression? In what universe did I prefer you to be a "good girl"??? (I like good girls of course, but only the bad ones, lol. )


Erogedyne 69M
1036 posts
11/27/2021 6:53 am

I do remember your picture from my last incarnation here on A*F*F*. Seems as though the blog had a different name back then.

I like my current profile photo. I'll probably change it out for the holiday season, but go back to it in January. I like a consistent, recognizable icon for readers.

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!


Jules1590 53F
8121 posts
11/28/2021 7:51 pm

I too was in a similar quandary about the profile pic and understand completely.

I added 2 recent pics on my profile. I used to change the profile pic but as the blog became more prolific, this picture was readily identifiable. I also noted this on my profile in the unlikely event that someone actually READS it.

I say do whatever feels right to you. I don't think you need to change it since you can't see your face anyway.


hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/29/2021 4:45 am

    Quoting Jules1590:
    I too was in a similar quandary about the profile pic and understand completely.

    I added 2 recent pics on my profile. I used to change the profile pic but as the blog became more prolific, this picture was readily identifiable. I also noted this on my profile in the unlikely event that someone actually READS it.

    I say do whatever feels right to you. I don't think you need to change it since you can't see your face anyway.
Thanks Jules. I absolutely love your picture and I would be sad if you changed it! (Except the next one would probably be just as good lol. )

I hadn't really planned to change mine- it was just an idle thought and suffering as I am from lack of blog inspiration I thought I would just put it up in case it started an interesting conversation. But having read what people say I am going to keep it the same. I'm not trying to hid my age and if anyone takes exception to an old picture then they might not be the kind of person I want to be friends with anyway!


hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
11/29/2021 4:50 am

    Quoting Erogedyne:
    I do remember your picture from my last incarnation here on A*F*F*. Seems as though the blog had a different name back then.

    I like my current profile photo. I'll probably change it out for the holiday season, but go back to it in January. I like a consistent, recognizable icon for readers.

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!
Ah, so that's definitely a reason for not changing it then. Naughtypursuit said someone asked her to go back to her original for the same reason.

So who were you before, assuming you can say without attracting some unwanted attention? I haven't changed the name of the blog for a very long time though.

You weren't...............willhe69 were you?


Erogedyne 69M
1036 posts
12/1/2021 7:37 am

    Quoting hotdreamer1000:
    Ah, so that's definitely a reason for not changing it then. Naughtypursuit said someone asked her to go back to her original for the same reason.

    So who were you before, assuming you can say without attracting some unwanted attention? I haven't changed the name of the blog for a very long time though.

    You weren't...............willhe69 were you?
Nah! I was "smallchange70". (69, plus a little more! )


zandigal 57F
13014 posts
12/7/2021 12:21 pm

i remember when that pic was put up. And asking about the book. Although I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. lol
Wishing a you a wonderful Christmas Holiday, sweetie.


Respond to every call that excites Your Spirit
~Rumi


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hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
12/8/2021 7:34 am

    Quoting zandigal:
    i remember when that pic was put up. And asking about the book. Although I can't for the life of me remember the name of it. lol
    Wishing a you a wonderful Christmas Holiday, sweetie.

You too Zandi - so good to see you. I remember you asking too, and finding out what a book lover you are. It's The Time Traveller's Wife.


stormyroses 37F
1620 posts
12/12/2021 11:53 pm

My legs will likely stay until the day I die, bad iPhone 4 camera and all. (It seemed like such a good camera back then, too! Miles better than my earlier phones.)

This is at least in part because my legs will never look that young and unscarred again, but also because I’m terribly lazy and don’t visit enough to bother changing things.

And a part of me likes the familiar.

Do not seek an external refuge, but be a light unto yourself.

"Be the change you want to see."

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hotdreamer1000 62M
12384 posts
12/13/2021 9:41 am

    Quoting stormyroses:
    My legs will likely stay until the day I die, bad iPhone 4 camera and all. (It seemed like such a good camera back then, too! Miles better than my earlier phones.)

    This is at least in part because my legs will never look that young and unscarred again, but also because I’m terribly lazy and don’t visit enough to bother changing things.

    And a part of me likes the familiar.
Stormy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOO good to see you!

I love your legs! I wouldn't notice any scars even if they were on display. I love the familiar too.

Keep your legs, but don't keep them to yourself! ( I nearly said "spread them around" but that would have sounded wrong...... )


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