Whether you blog under your real name or under a pseudonym you may not be able to register the same username on every site you join. You can make it easy for others to locate you and your connections by using a specific graphic icon to identify yourself and your branding on all sites across the internet. So why not register your own Gravatar?
Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars integrated into WordPress that follow you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Gravatars help identify your posts on blogs, social networks, wikis and forums by distinguishing you from other users. Replace the generic Gravatar image with the image of your choice and you are good to go.
If you are a WordPress.com blogger then here’s a link to the guide for uploading, replacing or removing your Gravatar and associating multiple email addresses to a Gravatar and Gravatar hovercards. Before you proceed you will want to watch the brief video and consult the best practices for Gravatar, Avatar, Blavatar image selection.
You don’t have to be a WordPress user to register gravatar and it’s simple and free to do so. You go to Gravatar site, register the email address that you use the most often to comment and complete your additional profile information. Thereafter your Gravatar will be associated with that email address and will be automatically displayed on any Gravatar enabled site. — What is Gravatar and Why You Should Start Using it Right Away
It’s is very easy to identify a specific image with a blogger and want to visit their blog when they visit yours. I try to make time to visit everyone who comments on my posts and/or who clicks a “like” button at the bottom of my posts. I click the Gravatars on comments submitted to my posts and locate the blogs attached to them easily. However, when it comes to “likes” it’s frustrating to click and find no blog has been linked to on the Gravatar profile page.
You can easily add links to your website and blogs and other sites that help describe who you are in the digital world to your Gravatar profile page. So why not complete all the fields in your Gravatar profile and make it easy for others to locate them and visit?
Related posts found in this blog:
Blogging: Real Name or Pseudonym?
How to Become a Better Blogger 5: Your Online Presence
“Me on the Web” for reputation management
- Gravatar Hovercards (adhinoegroho.wordpress.com)