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:

gravatar1 image gravatar2 image image

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. 

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•´.¸¸.•¨¯`?.Trish.?´¯¨•.¸¸.´• May 18, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I didn’t know that – thanks I am going to get a gravatar.I think Tuesday tips would be a great feature.I would enjoy your photo tips.PS …my word verification is mates (very Aussie LOL)

Sharlene May 18, 2009 - 5:00 pm

If I see any other Sharlene’s roaming around out there I may have to pick up a gravatar.

angie May 19, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I need to get me an avatar! 🙂

cat May 20, 2009 - 5:00 pm

And so I learn… Thanks girl.

Jennifer Paganelli May 21, 2009 - 5:00 pm

You are adorable..such sweetness at this blog…Jennifer

harry seenthing May 21, 2009 - 5:00 pm

wow nice blog and good articles my friends

Mammatalk May 22, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Good tip!


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