Gravatars is a branding tool for blogger. You can easily established your brand with the use of Gravatar. Gravatar is basically a small image. Gravatars distinguishes you and your site from the rest of the blogs present in blogosphere.
What is Gravatar
According to Gravatar
“Your 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. Avatars help identify your posts on blogs and web forums”
Gravatar is the abbreviation of “Globally Recognized Avatar.” It is a small image that you can linked with your email ID so that when you leave any comment on any blog with your email ID, your image appear there.
You can see the images appeared aside of comments. These images are known as Gravatar.
How to make a Gravatar
Making a Gravatar is an easy task. You don’t need to do following easy steps to get your avatar.
To make a Gravatar
1) Go to Gravatar Official site.
2) Click on Get Your Gravatar Today button.
3) Enter your email and sign up.
4) A verification will sent to your email account.
5) Click on the verification link and activate your account.
6) Select a username and password for your account.
7) Now add an image.
How to select an image:
But selecting a correct image for Gravatar is very necessary and important. You need to select a catchy image so that everyone can remember you from your Gravatar.
Here are some examples of images you can take as an example:
You can select your own image as a Gravatar. Use clear picture. Don’t use darker one. Use a close image that point out your face only. I use my image as a Gravatar.
You can also choose some catchy images like the image you are watching here. A by with a tattoo on his neck. People recognizes these type of images. This is a Gravatar of Harsh Agarwal of Shoutmeloud.
You can also use smiley, animated image, cartoon as your Gravatar image. These are well recognized and easy to remember images. This image is used by very well know Twitter user Phaoloo.
How to Brand yourself
After selecting Gravatar start banding yourself. Here are following tips to brand yourself:
1) Start commenting on others blog.
2) Use your Gravatar image on every social media profile such as Twitter, Facebok, Stumbleupon, Digg etc. so that people easily recognize you with the help of your Gravatar image.
3) Try to put your Gravatar image on your each blog post. You can also add your image to your about me page so that people easily recognize you with your image.
Gravatar let others easily recognize you anywhere. It integrate your work of social media and blogs. If you Tweet well on Twitter and people who know you well on Twitter then it might possible when they arrive your blog and see your Gravatar image, they could easily recognized you. So Gravatar is a tool for making a quality impression on others.
Also when people see your comment on different sites, they may get curious to know about you and they may visit your blog. This will increase a traffic on your blog. Also Gravatar is a tool to reach more and more people.
Start branding yourself and your blog with the help of Gravatar. Do you think that Gravatar is the most important tool for branding. Which type of Gravatar you have. Post a comment and show your Gravatar to the rest of the World.
Also Read rel Two Quick Visual Branding Tools You Should Already Be Using.