Do you want to be recognized wherever you go on the web? I hope your answer is yes. Some people on the web just seem to be everywhere! It’s amazing, how you can go from one site to the next and somehow the same face keeps popping up at you. This should be, and CAN be you! One question I get asked by new bloggers a lot is about branding. Recently a reader of info carnivore asked me how he can join a blogging community so that HIS picture, the same picture will be everywhere he comments and posts.
The answer is quite simple, and starts with an incredibly popular service. Yet surprisingly enough, many people still haven’t heard of gravatar, or for whatever reason haven’t got around to getting one yet.
Be Recognized Globally
“Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums, so why not on anysite?“
Your gravatar will be tied to your email address. Notice how when you comment on blogs, or sign up for websites you are prompted for an email address? This too is important, as you must make sure you use the same email address wherever you go, as you use for your gravatar account.
Your face can be your brand. In 2010 I wrote a timeless and popular article about “Branding your blog, above the fold” where I mention using your likeness as your brand and the importance of being consistent with that brand.
So what are you waiting for? Get your gravatar today, sign up here. Everyone wants to be recognized, getting a gravatar is the important first step in developing your presence on the web.