Today’s letter in the A-Z Challenge is G.
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar.
An Avatar is a graphical representation of you or your business. It can be a picture or icon .
In the early years of my blog, I used a generated random icon as my Gravatar. Until, I realized it said nothing about me or my website.
So I created a Gravatar using my photo. It’s about time to upgrade the pic, but hopefully, I will still look like me. I hate having my picture taken. Oh well, time marches on.
A Gravatar represents you, your writing and your blog. With the right Gravatar, you become recognizable at a glance.
I confess some of the weird, or spider looking Gravatar spooked me. It’s like connecting with a masked person. I don’t care for them.
Although usually associated with WordPress, the Gravatar are now widely used and accepted across many platforms.
Seven things I’ve learned about the Gravatar
- Everyone needs one.
- A Gravatar is your calling card or business card. It introduces you to the world.
- Pick one that relates to your genre, website or you. If your blog is about dogs, a dog photo might work. Of course, some readers may think it’s about a blogging dog.
- It should be easily recognizable. Remember this is a tiny picture or icon, choose wisely.
- Make sure your Gravatar has active links. Where will a reader land if they click on your image?
- A Gravatar helps create your branding platform.
- WordPress has built-in support for Gravatar that will automatically pulls in yours and attach to your comments.
Want to set up or change your Gravatar? Easy, just go to Gravatar.com and follow the steps.
Want to read more about creating your Gravatar? Read the links below.
Do you use a computer generated Gravatar?
What about a custom Gravatar?
Does it reflect the message you wish others to hear?
Talk to me, the lights on and comments are now open.