Setting Up a Gravatar on Blogs and a BlogJob Profile Picture

When someone comments on one of your blogs and doesn’t have an avatar, it can look a little strange, since there won’t be a picture to display next to the comment. This isn’t so much confusing as it is unappealing to people who read the comments on the blog. BlogJob and WordPress makes it simple to add an image that will automatically appear if a commenter doesn’t have an avatar. This is called a Globally Recognizable Avatar, or Gravatar. Blog Gravatar To set one up in your blog, go to the blog dashboard. On the left side, click on “Settings”. Scroll down on the Settings screen to the Default Avatar section. Put a mark next to the avatar you want to use, then click the Save Changes button. If a person comments on your blog and doesn’t have an avatar, the one you selected should appear. Profile picture So what do you do when you join and don’t have an avatar or picture for the comments you make on the forums or on the blogs of other members? Or perhaps you want to change the one you have. You can set one up easily. First, you need a picture on your system that you can use. To look professional and to increase SEO, the picture should be a face shot, however the important thing is to have an image. Once the picture is on your system where you can find it, such as on the computer desktop, go to the Continue Reading →

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Scheduling a BlogJob Article for Later Posting

There are any number of reasons a person might want to have an article post later rather than immediately. For instance, if you have already met your daily total points, but have an idea for a really great article, you can write it and schedule it to be posted later, so you can get credit for the points. You might also know in advance that you are going to be gone for a few days and want to keep your blogs active. Scheduling articles to be published while you are gone is one way to do that. BlogJob and Word press make it quite simple to schedule articles for later posting. In fact, it is so simple that many people who use WordPress might overlook it. To begin with, you will want to write the article as you normally would. Make sure that it is complete and ready to be published. This means that you should add appropriate images, you should embed two or three links in the body of the article, you should have tags that relate directly to the article, you should have the category selected and you should do your proofreading. All of this is for good SEO. You could edit the article later, but it is best if you have the article properly written and ready to be published. This is what you should normally do with all articles, of course, and it is what happens next that is important for the scheduling. In the dashboard Continue Reading →

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