Images & visuals help a lot in branding. When it comes to commenting on other blogs, I have always mentioned how regularly commenting with same name & image will help you to brand yourself. However, many new comers who just started with Blogging, are not sure how to add images to their name, when they comment on a WordPress powered blog. WordPress uses Gravatar.com, to show user image in post comments. You can see an example in the below image:
Another thing that we need to acquire our online identity is by using the same avatar (Profile picture) everywhere. Most important is using them when you add a WordPress comment anywhere it shows your Gravatar and people starts recognizing you.
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How to add your profile picture in WordPress comment form?
Register for Gravatar, Add your email address and associate any image for your Email id. You can associate different email ids for the different avatar.
The process of associating an Image with your Email address is very easy. All you need to do is add an Email address, verify it and upload an image to associate with that Email id. By associating an Image to your Gravatar, you are creating your online brand and identity. The best way should be using the same Image everywhere like Twitter, Facebook, and Gravatar.com.
Another good part is, there are many 3rd party services which use Gravatar.com to get user picture, which is associated with the image. So, if you are starting online, Gravatar.com is one of the website where you should add your Email address, connect a picture to that and get ready for branding. One rule that will help you to improve your branding is by using the same image on all your social networking site. Usually, your profile image on Facebook, Twitter and Gravatar.com should be the same, this will help other users to quickly recognize your profile among thousand others.
Do let me know if you have any questions regarding adding Images to your WordPress profile using Gravatar?
For further reading:
- How Do I Attract New Commentators On My Blog?
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