An ironic situation — and a request

Dear Reader,

I have a favour to ask…

I’ve been trying to figure out how to reach folks — mainly newcomers to WordPress — who don’t have their Gravatars set up in the way I suggest in my previous post, ‘Using Gravatar to build traffic‘.

It’s catch-22: when I find a Gravatar that’s not set up, I usually have no way to contact that person to suggest that they visit my article so they can fix the situation and allow me to contact them (which I wouldn’t need to do if they had their Gravatar set up correctly)…

Image of 'Reblog' button

What the ‘Reblog’ button looks like

So, in order to stretch the reach of my article, I would be most grateful if you would consider linking to, or even ‘reblogging‘ that post (just to be clear: not this one, this one!). ‘Crowdsourcing’ the information in this way is the only thing I can think of to reach these newcomers to WordPress.

Please let me know in the comments below if you have any other — or better! — ideas.

As a reminder, the article is here:

Thanks very much for listening!

About pendantry

Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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20 Responses to An ironic situation — and a request

  1. When you reblog someone elses post , like this one, does it show up as a post on your own blog, and can you help me figure out how to add a reblog button by chance?

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    • pendantry says:

      Yes, if you were to reblog my post, (most of) it would appear as a post on your own site, with a link to my post.

      To activate reblog buttons on your own site, go to Site Admin > Settings > Sharing, then scroll down to where it says ‘ Reblog Button’ and click on the ‘Show the Reblog button on posts’ option. See image here (let me know if you need a higher resolution image to see the detail) ->×358.jpg

      [edit 02Mar2016 oh, and don’t forget to hit the ‘Save Changes’ button too!]


  2. It can be very frustrating to click and find that you cannot access their blog as their gravatar is not set up right. And will gladly help in the future to spread your word P. πŸ™‚
    I spend more time on other peoples blogs than I do my own.. which is i Suppose how I built up in the first place.. But there comes a time even I have to pull back as I follow over 400 .. And have cut back a lot of my visiting to those who do not respond .. πŸ™‚ And I expect the same back.. We are Human after All πŸ˜‰

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  3. Eric Alagan says:

    I’ve linked to your post in my “Blog Tips” page.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I have not even the vaguest idea of what a gravatar is. I have to say that, thus far, this ignorance appears to have had little negative impact on my existence.


  5. Im trying to share this with a new blogger…when I click on her gravatar it doest take me to her she sent me another link..I was thinking about you and wanted to share you with her…im not sure with my not so techy self it’s the same thing but ill direct her here to see…

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