This is my Gravatar. You’ll see it just about everywhere I post or comment online if the site uses them.
Gravatar stands for Globally Recognized Avatar. It is globally recognized because millions of people and websites use them. Most popular applications like WordPress have built-in support for Gravatar so when a user leaves a comment (with email), it pulls their image from Gravatar servers. Continue reading “Get a Gravatar Already!”
I will continue to say this until I no longer have a voice – business blogging leads to increased traffic to your website. Period. We can debate this forever, but stats prove it time and time again. Continue reading “Blogging Increases Traffic”
Don’t we all start out with the best of intentions and excitement? We get our websites up, create a blog and plan to share our voices with the world. Next thing you know, our blogs haven’t been updated in months and it’s a chore just getting started again. If professional bloggers suffer writers block, it’s no surprise everyone else does, too. Continue reading “How to Blog Every Week (Eventually)”
I was in my local library recently and ran into a friendly neighbor who was thumbing through a book I never would have picked up. It was The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Branding Yourself. I normally stray from this series of books (as well as the “Dummy” series everyone is familiar with), presuming the information is so watered down that it can’t possibly be of much value to someone like me who craves detail. I flipped through and fell upon a few pages that I was surprised to find had some information regarding the usage of signature lines in our digital correspondence and thought, “Now this is worth sharing!” Continue reading “Branding With Your Signature Line”
I had an interesting exchange last night. While on Twitter I ran into one of the members of Collaborative Women Connect and she, as we all do, cleverly mentioned a post on her site with a link. Cheerfully, I responded, “I will see your tweet and raise you with a comment,” and then invited her to leave a comment for me. Continue reading “Why Don’t We Comment On Blogs?”