Everybody: You should add a link to your blog on your Gravatar profile

Stevehi mentioned this the other day… I have a feeling that a lot of people don’t know that they need to manually create a link to their blog on their Gravatar profile. If you ‘like’ a post but you haven’t created a link on your Gravatar, then there’s no way for that blogger (or anyone else) to find your blog.

So, this is how you do it: it’s possible that I’m complicating the process – but this works:

Go to your Reader page and hover over your little Gravatar image in the top right of the screen and click on ‘Settings‘. On the next page, click ‘Public Profile‘ on the right hand side and then click ‘Your Profile‘. From there you go to ‘My Account‘ in the top right and select ‘Edit My Profile‘. Phew. It’s from here that you can add a link to your blog under either/both of Verified Services or My Links.

Maybe I’ve got it wrong and bloggers are intentionally not linking to their blogs?

Anyway, just thought I’d throw that out there. Normal service will be resumed either later today or tomorrow… whenever I get round to writing something… it’s in my head, I just need to form the idea in to sentences… reasonably coherent sentences…


44 thoughts on “Everybody: You should add a link to your blog on your Gravatar profile

  1. Karishma

    Thank you for writing about this. I used to try to figure out what their blog url might be, based on their username, but it doesn’t always work, of course, and it takes a bit more time than just clicking a link.

  2. Betty Generic

    Reblogged this on Betty Generic and commented:
    I completely agree with this blogger. Why are people not adding links to the gravatar, but I also occasionally read post that say why is everyone following and liking me? are you stalking me? Okay if you are one of those people maybe no. I on the other hand write to be read, that is why I use this platform and not a notebook under my mattress, and links are really helpful for that.
    Betty G

  3. j4n

    Another way, Betty…on the top left side of your dashboard, there the circled WordPress W,
    click that…drop down to Notifications…voila!

  4. mydailyminefield

    This post should be “Freshly Pressed.” It took me quite a while to realize that my gravitar didn’t autolink back to my blog. I think this needs to be made a bit more obvious in the WordPress instructions. (at least more obvious to me lol)

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  6. Mr Rumsey

    Thanks for walking me through that – I was informed that mine wasn’t linking back only the other day, but until now I didn’t know how to fix that. Nice job! 😀

    1. beautifulorange Post author

      Ha, no problem. Glad it helped. They don’t tell you that you need to do it when you first sign-up – so it’s missing from so many people’s gravatars and they don’t even know.

    2. beautifulorange Post author

      Oh, and pop back here later – I’m just finishing off a post that’s actually about film… despite being a complete film nerd, I’ve never actually written about it before. Would be cool to see what you think.

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    1. beautifulorange Post author

      Thanks Tyson. It’s the first time I’ve posted something that might actually be helpful (!) – I couldn’t believe how many gravatars don’t link to blogs. People just don’t know that they need to do it.

      On another note, despite being a film nerd, I’d never written about films until today. It’s tough! Would really appreciate your opinion on my post… please be gentle…

    1. beautifulorange Post author

      It’s ok, you can call me John even though my name’s Mark 😉

      Did you see my Paul Thomas Anderson post? I was trying not to make it too pretentious… but I may have failed!

  8. johannisthinking

    Thank you for the information, Mark! I do not have a Gravatar profile! LOL Now I will have to figure out how to do that! But I love learning and this certainly keeps my brain in gear! Thank you again!

    1. beautifulorange Post author

      Well I’m glad I helped then! It’s amazing how many people don’t know about it… I only worked it out myself by clicking on people’s profiles who had liked my blog.

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