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Let’s Talk About Your Online Platform – Get a Gravatar

This week at the Totally the Bomb headquarters (aka my couch), we’re talking online platform. The plan is, by Friday, you’ll all be savvy internet marketers kickin’ butt and taking names.

Okay, so maybe you’ll like be kickin’ booty and taking drink orders, but still… you should learn something.

Yesterday we picked out our avatars. That one rock star picture that you’re going to use in every possible way. Do you have yours chosen?

Yes? Good… now let’s put it to work for us.

Have you ever seen a comments section of a blog that looked like this?

You see the problem, right? All those people could have their super awesome avatars out by their name totally identifying them and branding them, but instead they are stuck with the generic default. Today, we’re going to solve this problem.

You’re getting a gravatar.

Oh, Gravatar, that sounds complicated, right?

Wrong. All a gravatar is, is a globally recognized avatar. They basically just do all the work of making sure your picture is uploaded to just about anywhere it isn’t, and it’s super easy. If you can sign up for facebook, you can sign up for a gravatar.

Now, go to the Gravatar Website and sign up. Upload your avatar when it asks for it, and you’re all set.

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Erin Edwards

Tuesday 10th of August 2010

I just signed up with a Gravatar! Let's see if it instantly works.

Matthew

Friday 6th of August 2010

Awesome advice! Thanks Jamie.

Olleymae

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

These posts are awesome. Blogging and social networking can be overwhelming, even though our generation was raised around the internet. You've inspired me to consolidate all my avatars into one consistent image. Thanks! .-= Olleymae´s last blog ..ooohhh weee =-.

Jamie Harrington

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

@Olleymae, Thanks! I'm glad to hear it's actually helping. The goal is to be super swank social networkers by the end of the week! .-= Jamie Harrington´s last blog ..Let’s Talk About Your Online Platform – Get a Gravatar =-.

Tawna Fenske

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. I never knew this. Thanks for this tip! Just went and signed up for my gravatar.

Tawna .-= Tawna Fenske´s last blog ..Pythagoras and the Vixen toenails =-.

Jamie Harrington

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

@Tawna Fenske, Hooray! I am so glad that I was able to actually teach you something! .-= Jamie Harrington´s last blog ..Let’s Talk About Your Online Platform – Get a Gravatar =-.

Mia

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

Ok, so hopefully this might work... I've done it :~) Now to try it out on many different sites >>>> .-= Mia´s last blog ..Killer Tuesday Teaser Stuff =-.

Jamie

Tuesday 13th of April 2010

@Mia, yaay! Let me know if it works out!