Promoting Your Blog …. Gravatar Avatar

We are doing a series on promoting your blog, today’s is about your Gravatar Avatar. I would like to tell you that ….. Gravatar comes from the Latin words for gravity and tar. -But you already know that is a bunch of crap. However the gravtar could help you have more gravity on the internet. Sounds impressive doesn’t it …. more on that later. We will cover what a Gravatar avatar is, why you need one, and how to get a Gravatar.

Promoting Your Blog – What is a Gravatar Avatar

So what is a gravatar? It is the small picture that you see next to a comment on a forum, blog post and other places. “G-r-avatar” actually means, “globally- Promoting your blog gravatar1 Promoting Your Blog .... Gravatar Avatarrecognized- avatar” It is a way for people to be able to recognize you. To put a memorable face with your words in their mind instead of a grey silhouette, or a blank spot. The gray spot is like meeting someone with a bag over their head, …. most people will steer clear.

It is a very good idea to use the same gravatar all around the internet in the places you can have one displayed. That is because it makes it easier for people to recognize and remember you,they see that you are all over the internet. Consistancy can be to your advantage until you get well known. Then it doesn’t matter so much. Ok  I know for you creative types that seems boring just do it, and help people get to know you.

Promoting Your Blog – Why You need a Gravatar Avatar

Being recognized is one reason you need a Gravatar. The more that people see you face around the internet the more credibility that you will have.   Last I check credibility is a good thing when it comes to promoting your blog. icon smile Promoting Your Blog .... Gravatar Avatar …….. Well I should add an “if” about creditability, I am assuming you haven’t done a lot of things that could be seen as mean nasty stupid or lacking in integrity. Then you might want to change your gravatar. Change your name. ….. Move to another galaxy …. well ok you can stay …. I know I have done stupid things before. But hopefully the good out weighs the ….. ah you know ….the other stuff. icon smile Promoting Your Blog .... Gravatar Avatar Let’s work on “promoting your blog” the way you “want” to be seen.

Some blogs won’t even accept your comments if you don’t have a gravatar.Others won’t read your comment without a gravatar. Talk about mean and nasty. icon smile Promoting Your Blog .... Gravatar Avatar But because we need readers we will have to over look that for now and make them happy.

Promoting Your Blog – How to get a Gravatar Avatar

Getting a Gravatar is very easy and free:

  1. Go to www.gravatar.com and you will find the intructions they are easy to follow.
  2. You need to enter your email and a password. Use an email that you want to use for posting comments around. The same one makes it easier.
  3. Upload your picture from your computer that you have chosen. Than you can crop it to how you want it
  4. Be sure to go to “your account” and fill in your profile Or edit your “profile”. This always helps. Make sure you enter your web site if you have one in the “link” section of your profile. Some may argue that it isn’t a very strong link, but it is another link.You never know what it can do for you… so make sure to fill it in, and save it. So you will be promoting your blog with your Gravatar avatar.

There you have it. Now we are going to open it up for comments. The what, why and how of Gravatars. Let me know if I missed any thing about Gravatars. Now make sure you have a Gravatar so you are memorable and to get your self known. That is all part of promoting your blog with your Gravatar avatar.

Stephen Peters Carpenter Promoting Your Blog .... Gravatar AvatarLooking to your Success,

Stephen Peters

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You are going to learn the secrets of commenting on others blogs that ends up promoting your blog. Sound good? ….Of course! Setting up a win -win always works! Let’s dive in and learn the secrets.

Promoting Your Blog ….. The Secrets to Comments

When you leave a comment on a blog or forum lets make sure that it isn’t just spam. Your  objective is more than just leaving a link to to your site, you want to promoting your blog comment Promoting Your Blog ..... The Secrets to Leaving Commentshelp out the other persons blog or forum. Well maybe you don’t ….. but it is a good idea to do it any way. ; )  If you help them get what they want, it will help you get what you want.

You should comment on a topic that is relevant to your blog site. Of course you may comment on what ever you want. However if you want to make it count for promoting your blog…… keep it relevant.

Make sure to actually read what has been published that you are commenting on. That way you can add to the discussion at hand .

3 Things I like to keep in mind When leaving comments

  1. Pick out something that you liked in the post. It could be “I like the idea of promoting my blog because I have a really great blog that is so great that …..” oops…… did that slip in?….. You get the idea. there should be something that you connect with …..” I have been thinking about doing the same …..” …..”I feel the same way as you, about taking care of…..”  ….” I see it differently than you, it seems to me that……”.
  2. “Leave something of your self” as Ken Pickard says over at thenetworkdad.com. You can lead in with something like “this is what I found when I…….”. This helps you show leadership or authority. That is if you want people to follow you! lol.
  3. Remember that what ever you say is a reflection of your self. You are promoting your blog. So keep it positive, even if you disagree. That is another thing that shows leadership.

Promoting Your Blog ….. The Secrets to Comments

It is a good idea to try and comment on 5-10 blogs for every one you publish. This has a compound effect  as you publish more and more content, you also get more and more links back to your site. not to mention traffic. With only 10 more blogs published you will have 50 to 100 back links. Not to bad! Just think of the additional exposure your getting. …….  I suppose we could call that promoting your blog.

Gravatars are another important item while commenting. It gives you a face to those that read your comments. It is a good idea to match it up with your blog so people start to recognize you…. always good for helping people to trust you. So….. just add it to your comments…..it is pretty easy. I will show you how  in Promoting Your Blog … Gravatar Avatar.

So there you have it. Remember to: 1. “Pick something you like” 2. “Leave something of your self” 3.”What you say is a reflection of your self”. these are a few keys to keep in mind when “Promoting your Blog” with comments.

Stephen Peters Carpenter Promoting Your Blog ..... The Secrets to Leaving CommentsTo your success,

Stephen Peters

 

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