Do you want your image next to your comments on this website?
In the Chandler’s Ford Today comments, some commenters have their pictures next to their comments.
I really enjoy seeing people’s faces on their blogs or their comments.
Some of you may prefer showing an identity, not your own face. For example, our knowledgeable blogger chippy minton chooses a teddy bear to represent him, and my 13-year-old son epicduda uses his pet – a blue tongued skink – as his gravatar. Using a pet, a piece of art, or an abstract image……it is all fine, as long as the image representing you is appropriate.
However I feel strongly that showing your face certainly improves trust and connection.
How can you show your gravatar?
You simply sign up for an account (free) at Gravatar.
Whenever you post a comment on all Gravatar-enabled sites (including Chandler’s Ford Today) using the email address that you registered with Gravatar, your gravatar will appear.
Gravatars are Globally Recognised Avatars.
“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.”
From the site of Gravatar – Globally Recognized Avatars
On Chandler’s Ford Today, blog subscribers will receive an email notification whenever a new post is published. As a writer or contributor, your gravatar will show next to your post excerpts in an email. I think it’s rather cool.
What if you don’t have a Gravatar?
On Chandler’s Ford Today, if you don’t have a gravatar, you’ll get a generated image through my default setting when you leave a comment, or publish a post. I used to choose Monster ID, but now I have gone for Retro.
I hope to see more and more writers and commenters create their own recognisable gravatar.
“Gravatars are Globally Recognized Avatars integrated into WordPress that follow you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog. Gravatars help identify your posts on blogs, social networks, wikis and forums by distinguishing you from other users. Replace the generic Gravatar image with the image of your choice and you are good to go.”
By TimeThief, from Gravatars for Global Recognition | one cool site
Do you show your face?
For me, online publishing such as blogging is a form of social networking. I feel it important to show who we are when engaging with others. I would like to have your views on social networking.
Do you show your face when you blog and leave comments?
Do you think it important to show your identity, especially your face?
If you don’t show your face or if you are anonymous on social media sites, what is your reason?