Mmm, wonder if I should make this a regular feature? Wonder if I know enough to keep it up ha ha.
My tip today is the
If you are anything like me, you visit a lot of blogs and like to leave insightful comments on them. Personally I try to use the same profile photo for all blogging related activities (ning networks, blogging networks, forums, comments etc) and for all social networking sites such as twitter, facebook, friend feed etc. The reason for this is because surprise surprise, I’m not the only TONYA out there. I’ve actually seen a few others floating around *gasp*. There are also lots of Amy’s, Sarah’s and Jen’s I’m sure. So when you see comments from people with these names, do you know who they are if you can’t see a profile picture? Probably not. However if you were to see the same photo turn up time and time again you would probably recognize it, feel a connection with that person and maybe even realize that the person leaving a comment is from a blog your regularly visit.
Which brings me to leaving comments on your favorite blogs. Have you noticed that there are sites where your profile picture doesn’t appear? Instead you may see something that looks a little like:
What you need is a GRAVATAR
or as it is known ‘a globally recognized avatar’.
A GRAVATAR is free to sign up for and all you need is your email address to set it up.