Connecting WordPress with Social Media
"Gravatar, avatars and linking to social media through WordPress Global"
If you have blog content, you may want your readers to share that content. In this article, Linda offers a variety of ways to help your readers share what you've written. The focus in this article is on Gravatar, avatars and linking to social media through WordPress Global.
Connecting Globally with WordPress
One way to connect globally with WordPress (WP), with your WP blog, and with other WP blogs is to check in at the WP site. If you do not have an account with WP, no worries...you'll learn how to create one and how to include some other tools in the process.
A warning to those who like to remain incognito – if you plan to use an anonymous method of posting or commenting on blogs, you have to work around the features I mention in this article. These features and tools are for those individuals who want to push their products, services, writing and ideas to the forefront. These methods do NOT help you remain anonymous.
That said, you need to decide, step-by-step throughout this process, how much you want to share with your friends, family and that stranger in a foreign country. While you hope that everyone who walks through your WP door is filled with light, love and happiness, keep that idea projected into the universe. Reality is that, despite all your karma, you may encounter some trouble along the way from individuals who have nothing better to do than to stalk you, hassle you or merely disagree with everything you say and do.
Linda Goin carries a B.F.A. in visual communications with a minor in business and marketing, and an M.A. in American History with a minor in the Reformation. While the latter degree doesn't seem to fit with the first two educational experiences, Linda used her 25-year design expertise on site at archaeological digs and in the study of material culture. Now she uses her education and experiences in creating social media environments.
Accolades for her work include fifteen first-place Colorado Press Association awards, numerous fine art and graphic design awards, and interviews about content development with The Wall St. Journal, Chicago Tribune, Psychology Today, and L.A. Times.