putting a face to your name | your Gravatar

I’ve got so so much on my plate right now, so this is a quickie! Short & sweet!

Don’t let the name scare you. I am about as non-science-fiction-ish as it gets & probably would stop reading if I saw the word Gravatar, but this is worth knowing! I can’t take credit for this info; I only know about it because of my BFF, of FitoriBLOG.com.

WHAT IS A GRAVATAR?

It’s a “globally recognized avatar” or in plain language, it’s a picture of YOU that goes along with blog posts & comments. You know, that little box that pops up, often empty, that is next to your name when you comment? That can be filled with a picture of your choice.

WHY DO I NEED ONE?

You don’t. But it’s fun. If you own a business, it helps you with your branding & associating YOU with your words. From my perspective, as a blogger, it helps me remember YOU. I love seeing faces with names.

I do not have my blog enabled to show them on the main page, because most of my readers do not have their Gravatar set up, so it would be pretty useless. If you head on over to Fitori & look at the comments section of a post, you can see what I am talking about. Below is an example of what it looks like when you DO have your Gravatar set up. On her site you will see some that don’t, & they all have generic colored designs in their boxes.

HOW DO I GET ONE?

Go to this site: GRAVATAR. Click “Get your gravatar today.” Enter your email address & follow the directions! If enough of you start using this feature, I might just add your pretty faces in the comments section!

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.