This week I am going to take a break from my three subjects circuit-schedule because I am participating in the 30 Days to Kick Start Your Blog Teacher Challenge. So, for the next three posts, I will be writing about various aspects of blogging, from a novice’s perspective.
Presenting my Gravatar
In this post, I am going to introduce you to my avatar. Here it is.
This gravatar represents me whereever I use my user name, shawnurban, and my e-mail address. You can find it under About Me near the top of the sidebar to the right. In fact, if you hover over this gravatar in the sidebar, it will tilt and a hovercard with information about me will appear. If you click on my user name in the hover card, you will be taken to my gravatar profile. If you click on my gravatar, you will taken to my launch page, where you can find all my Net resources. (My Find Me page points to the same launch page.)
Additionally, when I comment on other blogs using either my user name or e-mail, my gravatar will appear, so visually identifying the commentator as me. Readers who come across this avatar may recognize it and the associated comment as mine, so the strength of the comments and posts associated with this avatar will build (or break) my reputation.
What my Gravatar Means
Prior to becoming a teacher, I was an ecologist. Teaching is my second career, and part of my teaching education prepared me as a Biology teacher.
As you can see from the picture of me at Boyce Thompson Arboretum in the header of this blog, that broad rimmed Tilley is actually something I wear. I am not so sure about the feather, but it seems to complete the naturalist attire and provides a unique flare to my gravatar.
Experimenting with Other Generators
Part of the current Teacher Challenge activity asks that participants experiment with several avatar generators.
|My Picassohead avatar
||My Voki avatar
Click to view this avatar.
I also have two cartoon or comic avatars, which you can find in the comics I submitted in Educational Comics.
I prefer my Gravatar. It better represents me and it can be used on my blog sidebars and in comments.
What about you? What does your avatar say about you? And which of mine is your favorite?Follow @stefras