Bloggers and Gravatars: More advice

I am reblogging this, (yet again!) for the attention of new followers. It is only Wednesday, but I have already received notification of 14 new followers of my site who do not have their own site linked to their Gravatar.
This is why you should do that, and how you can do it too.
Thanks for following, I really appreciate that. But if I cannot find you, I cannot thank you, read your posts, or potentially follow your site.

Please do it. IT’S EASY!
Best wishes to you all, Pete.


I often mention how lucky I am (and how much I appreciate) to have steady stream of new followers. Many of those are also new bloggers, and the majority of them make the same error, time and again. This is not the first time I have highlighted this, but for the benefit of new people, I will try again.

They fail to link their Gravatar profile to their WordPress site, or their own self-hosted site. So when I decide to click on their Gravatar, prior to heading over to their blog to thank them, or to see if I might want to follow them, I almost always find that the most important link is missing. That means I canโ€™t easily click onto their site, and it also means I am unsure if they even have one. So that blogger doesnโ€™t receive my customary thanks, and I am unable to readโ€ฆ

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41 thoughts on “Bloggers and Gravatars: More advice

  1. I have searched my WP site and I just donโ€™t know how to do this. I canโ€™t even find my Gravatar link. So, I will have to enlist the help of the Happiness Engineers. Thanks, Pete.

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  2. Great advice, Pete! Thank you! I hope in Germany they will very soon make a own law which explains the GDPR much more. Last week i read we now have to give blog visitors not only the possibility opting in for cookies, they have to act by themselves, and check a box for this. Sometimes i think the EU folks will destroy the freedom of internet. Michael

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  3. Great advice, Pete…I gave up years ago doing a post like this and it seems to be getting worse again. Blogs not there closed or just an example of a page…Why? …Well done for repeating this post again ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I know you tried as well, Carol. I get so many new followers with no connection at all, it just seems so pointless to me. I give them the benefit of the doubt that they don’t know what to do, and keep posting stuff like this! ๐Ÿ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.


      1. Well as it turned out I owe you some thanks , Pete…On checking… my Twitter and my Pinterest links didn’t work on my Gravatar…So thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ Always good to check even of you think you are ok ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. I think my Gravatar is linked, but Iโ€™ll double check now to make sure! I have had people follow me and I try to click them but it wouldnโ€™t work, now I understand why!

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    1. Your Gravatar photo DOES NOT link to any sites. However, clicking on you name does link to one site.
      I suggest you add that site to your Gravatar, to make life easier. ๐Ÿ™‚
      For comparison, click on my photo. You should see two WP sites added.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Unlinked Gravatars and Twitter accounts… both lose bloggers potential readers, followers and exposure for their work. It seems such a shame when it is such a simple step to take. Great advice, Pete.

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