1 Simple Step to Increase Awareness to Your Blog and 1 Mistake

by Place for Bloggers

Place For Bloggers AvatarWriting comments in other blogs is one of the ways to promote your blog. But writing one comment usually won’t track many people to your blog. Usually it happen when people recognize several of your comments and like your contribution.

Open one post in every blog and scroll down to the comment section. You probably notice that some comments come with a small image beside, and some not.

In this article I explain what Gravatar is and discuss 1 common mistake people who use Gravatar do.

What is Gravatar

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. You can create one with the free Gravatar service.

How do Gravatars appear in blog comment section

When you post a comment in any blog you are obligated to leave your email. Both WordPress and Blogger have integration with Gravatar service. On page load both send request to Gravatar service including your email as key and get your Gravatar in response.

The beauty is that you don’t need to track all your old comments or perform any action. As soon as you create your new Gravatar it will appear beside old comment of yours.

1 common mistake

The 1 mistake people make is using different images/Gravatars for different services.

Your image is the first thing people recognize (beside maybe your name) in comments and public profile of social networks. Using the same image will help you build your brand and make it easier to find you in different services.

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Dian Yunita October 2, 2009 at 5:36 am

Great info, remind me some essential step on Blogging. Thanks
.-= Dian Yunita´s last blog ..Caesar =-.


Ben Hübner October 2, 2009 at 1:57 am

Thenks for your DM on twitter! Very useful post!

I´m a user of gravatar allready, don´t know why my picture isn´t visible!
.-= Ben Hübner´s last blog ..RSS feeds to build Backlinks? Does it work? =-.


Julia Kinslow September 28, 2009 at 3:13 am


I enjoy your blog as well and read it and retweet the information almost every day. My hope is to be able to offer useful information as you do in my own blog.

Keep up the good work! Julia


Elaine Cheung September 27, 2009 at 8:03 am

Thanks for this information. It’s very very helpful!


Cooking Lady September 27, 2009 at 12:52 am

Great blog and you give a lot of good information some I had not heard of. I will be coming back to read more.


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