So here's something I can seem to find a real answer on. Does anybody use something other than their face for their Google Authorship profile picture? I'm wanting to try it out for one of my personal blogs, however I'm a very private type of person (my face was burned with acid) and I'd like to use a custom made symbol or something. Heheh The thing is is that Google says, "Make sure you have a profile photo with a recognizable headshot." Really I have to show my face? Now I'm sure that the process is automated but say someone doesn't like that I'm using a symbol or whatever and they decide to complain. Do I (heheh ><) get a email warning to show my face or else? I mean c'mon. Seriously though...??? Or does Google use some sort of algorithm to make sure there is something resembling a face in the picture? Has anyone used or seen someone use somethign else other than a human face before for Google Authorship?