Your G (globally) R (recognized) Avatar (um…avatar)
I’m not saying you must have one of these or even should have one. It’s totally up to you, of course. But it’s possible you’ve heard something like this from me:
“Hello. 🙂 Just an FYI: Your Gravatar leads to your old blog.”
“Hi there. 🙂 Your Gravatar is unclickable.”
You may already know this. You may not care. You may want it that way. But, just in case, it’s an easy fix.
Sometimes, when I’m rushing around or out and using my phone (which, if I’m honest, isn’t “sometimes”, it’s “most of the time”), I’ll click on your name (or image) to get to your blog. It’s quicker and easier than searching through social media for your handle or typing your name into Google then scrolling until I find you.
If you have a Gravatar, think of it as your avi, bio, blog, social media, and all that jazz rolled into one.
Update that bad boy for your bloggy friends so we can find you. Or don’t. But please don’t take offense if I comment about your GRA. Take it with some grains of salt (around the rim of your glass), a margarita, and a smile.
My Sunday thoughts in 200 words or less.
Do you have a Gravatar? Does it link to your current blog/website/social media? Do you keep it up-to-date or have you forgotten about it until now?
FAQ and useful info: http://en.gravatar.com/support/
After talking to some tweeps, thought I’d add a quick how-to sort of thing:
Sign in to Gravatar.
Click on “MY PROFILE” at the top of the page.
On the right, you’ll see a list.
“WEBSITES” allows you to add, well, websites. (You can add all sorts of things here that you want to show up as a thumbnail image below your name – not just WordPress blogs, FYI.)
“VERIFIED SERVICES” gives you a drop-down menu letting you quickly and easily add social media by cutting and pasting the link to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Blogger, YouTube, and more.