So I’d decided that on the new blog I’d have some tips and tricks for people. The first one for me is a pretty obvious one given the first few comments on the blog (see the header graphic). Also following on from some comments previously on my personal blog and also given who was the first to comment on my “professional” Blog :)
How do I get a profile pic / avatar in the comments on all these blog things just like you? (see the header graphic)
Well thankfully it’s quite easy. Just head on over to Gravatar.com
It’s FREE!!! and that probably leads you to wonder why / how on earth / what the …. well it’s a service provided by Automattic ( The company behind WordPress, PollDaddy and a whole lot more )
You’re probably wondering why and truth be told I wonder the same at times but then I think it’s something that binds people together and helps people feel more at ease with their services. This means in turn that you’ll continue to use the products and services of the company helping to strengthen their offerings. Which do you prefer a comment without a graphical representation of the user or a nice smiley little picture of someone. You come back and you recognise the person you go to other blogs and you see the same person you start to build trust. So it’s something I’d definitely be recommending you do if you’re new to blogging / commenting / setting up your website. Associate your email address with a graphic and be recognised across the web.