What the heck is a Gravatar and how do I get one?

What the heck is a Gravatar and how do I get one?Ever wonder how people get their picture to show up when they post on someone's blog? They're using Gravatar…a globally recognized avatar.

Why would I want one?
Instead of being an anonymous, faceless blogger or commenter, people will be able to see that you're a real person and begin to recognize you. With the amount of spam out there, this will let folks see you as a legit contributor. Besides, it's cool to have your pic pop up…

How much are they and how do I get one?
You can get one free at http://en.gravatar.com.

You signup, upload your pic once, upload a line or 2 about who you are & what you do, a few links to your site, social media etc. After that, anytime you use your email address to sign in & leave your comments, your pic will automatically appear! A cool feature is that when people hover over your pic, people will get an at a glance picture of who you are & where you keep your media online. If they click through, they'll find your universal profile with any info you want to share.

Check mine out here! Be sure to set yours up and comment below so we can check it out!

© Teresa Cleveland, The Entrepreneur’s Toolbox

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  1. Darrah on May 30, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Thanks for the SIMPLE branding tip!

  2. Teresa Cleveland on May 30, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Gotta love SIMPLE, Darrah! Can’t wait to see yours!

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