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October 8, 2012

How To Write Comments

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Commenting is often an important part of being visible on the internet. Doesn’t matter if you’re trying to build a popular blog or a profitable online business, you still need to find a way to get people back to your site or blog.

There are many techniques to do that, some work better for bloggers, and some for online business owners. Even though the goals are different, commenting can boost your popularity and expertise in general if you do it often enough.

However, only because you’re doing something often doesn’t make you good at it. And when it comes to commenting, there’s one important thing everyone should focus on … that is not looking like a spammer.

This may sound obvious to you. I mean, you’re probably not a spammer and you only submit comments when you actually have something to say, so you might think that this post doesn’t concern you. However, are you 100% sure? read more

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June 8, 2010

Will WordPress Gravatars Kill Off Google Profiles?

After updating Gravatar profiles in March, WordPress has recently allowed Gravatars to be displayed publicly (as they were previously only accessible by logging into one’s account).

Thus far Gravatar profiles have attracted a decent following, as the boys and girls at WordPress reveal.

It’s been just over 2 months and more than 300,000 people have updated their details[.] […]

You can quickly and easily set up a single place that includes to all your contact details, links to other online profiles and websites, plus includes a little information about yourself. (Official Gravatar Blog) read more

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November 16, 2009

Movable Type Monday: Gravatar, ooVoo, and Farsi

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Happy Monday, folks! This week, we’ve got some new Movable Type plugins in the Plugins Directory. First, though, for those of you that want to keep up with the MT community, check out the excellent Twitter list assembled by Ken Edwards. Follow that list for constant updates from the MT crowd.

Now, for this week’s new plugins:

ooVoo Web Video Chat Room — The ooVoo service lets you video chat with up to six people at a time. This plugin makes it easy to embed an ooVoo chat room into any page of your site. It includes some basic settings for controlling the size and look of the chat.

Gravatar for Movable Type — Most people are familiar with the universal avatar service Gravatar — we use it here, in fact. This plugin, from Makoto Kawasaki, adds Gravatars to the comments on your blog.

Movable Type Farsi — This one is for the Farsi-speaking bloggers. Created by Pouya Salimi, the plugin expands MT’s support for right-to-left writing. It also adds a Farsi Calendar, Farsi tags, and a Farsi version of the Professional Pack Template Set.

That’s it for this week. Got some MT news for us? Let us know in the comments.

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August 6, 2008

Gravatars On Badges For WordCamp San Francisco 2008

This is actually pretty cool. It appears that you’ll get your Gravatar printed on your WordCamp San Francisco 2008 badge if you’re attending, according to Andy Peatling, who urges you to have a Gravatar with as high resolution as possible (being 512×512 pixels) ready by August 14. WordCamp San Francisco 2008 is scheduled for August 16, with speakers like Matt Mullenweg, Aaron Brazell, and our very own Lorelle VanFossen.

Hat tip: Matt Mullenweg’s blog

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