How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog


For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful. To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing about a type of reader that you’re either attempting to reach or who is already reading your blog. We’ve created a template you can use to help you do this, and I’ll be sharing some examples of my own reader avatars throughout this post.)

The Next Economy Company

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People in the future will look at their holodecks and wearable virtual reality contact lenses and downloadable avatars and AI interfaces and say, 'Oh, you didn't really have the internet'--or whatever they'll call it-- 'back then.' avatar.

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The Other Side Of Privacy

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You don't have to publish pictures of your children and family members. The truth is this: until we have full data portability and until our avatars are our own, legal, possession, we have to assume that nothing we do as our digital selves is private or that the data won't be used in some way. avatar. You can't throw a rock and not hit a concern about privacy and the use of our data online.

Social Media Image Sizing Guide [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

Take just publishing your logo on different social media profiles for example. Consistent branding across your website, print, video, website, and social media accounts is essential in a modern world where consumers are hit with countless advertisements in a single day.

You Finally Have a Google Plus Business Page… Now What?


You can also publish public updates that can be commented on, +1′d and shared (like a Facebook Page). Turn your avatar into a gallery – One thing that’s amazing about Google plus pages is that you can upload multiple photos for the main avatar.

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The Social Media ProBook

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And yes, it can now be revealed that the avatar I've been using on Facebook was in fact tied to this project. There's also a Flickr set with everyone's avatar , in case you'd like to see them a little more closely.

Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #48

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Here's Dave Winer , the inventor of RSS and one of the inventors of blogging and podcasting, writing in 1999 about his ideas for the kinds of simple publishing tools that make the world Robert Krulwich describes as 'above possible'." These types of pieces make a strong case for data and avatar portability." It's such a basic and smart idea that it's somewhat shocking how few authors and publishers have tried it. book publishing. publishing.

45 Free or Super Cheap Tools for Creating Amazing Visual Content

Writtent Blog

In an era where over 1 billion consumers worldwide self-publish via social media, big data is among the trends that will shape the future of marketing. Comics and Avatars. This free platform allows users to create cartoon avatars, which can be saved for further use in content marketing.

Identify, Create, Promote, Retain, Repeat: How to Drive More Blog Traffic

Simply Measured

Identify: Identify your audience by creating a “reader avatar.” Get SME’s to write for your blog, and ask them to promote their work once it is published.

What is the First Rule of Social Media?

Taylor Marek

I’ll publish the results in a future blog post for your enjoyment. 1) How to write a Check (1) Real-time Twitter Feed Popular Posts How to write a Check (3541) A Personal Review of Avatar (235) Marketing Fail: iNET Web Case Study (167) #85 Sponsored by GoDaddy: How Fast do you want your money, The Best Advertisement, Intel Quad-core and Plasma TV’s (151) Entrepreneur vs. Employee, Which one are you?

The magical power of great writing and insight

The Way of the Web

Again, not necessarily something that was inconceivable in the 50s, but something that is hitting us now with the likes of Avatar, or the massive leaps in videogame cinematics over the last 10-20 years.

Your Definitive Guide to Social Media Image Sizes

Convince & Convert

This rule is focused on providing a positive user experience and preventing advertisers from publishing overly promotional or spammy content. Avatar (Profile Photo). Your avatar also may not be featured on your theme (but it will show up as your Tumblr’s favicon on browser tabs).

6 Science-Backed Strategies to Get More Followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and More

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Dan Zarrella’s research into followers—how factors like conversations, self-reference, and avatars affect follow count —touched on the topic of tone. This post was originally published in May 2014 and has since been updated with the latest stats and info.

8 Tactics I Used To Get My First 1,000 Email Subscribers


Once you publish your post send out a friendly email to each person you mentioned within your article just to let them know you referenced them. After you publish your blog post make sure that you follow the people you’ve mentioned in the post, add this to the end of the post.

Is a Great Blog in the Eyes of the Beholder?


you are a publisher with your site) and. It’s part of your publishing house and a content hub. Forget personas and avatars and identifying your target market to the most miniscule detail and just find an audience.

Best UX Practices for Your Brand Account on Instagram

Simply Measured

This means you will want to use the same avatar image that can be found on Facebook or Twitter and you will want colors, icons and logos to be consistent. In order to build your brand, you need to consistently publish new content.

How Are You?

Waxing UnLyrical

So when we meet in 3D, as it were, we aren’t completely overwhelmed by the real human being behind the avatar. I would really like to know, because this is how I get to know you better (and heaven knows you put up with everything I publish here on WUL!).

20 Top Twitter Monitoring and Analytics Tools


Unique features like avatar mouse-overs that give more details about that user’s relevant tweets make Twazzup a surprisingly powerful and valuable social media monitoring tool.

Experimenting with Extended Storytelling

Geoff Livingston

Since I am publishing a novel this year, I decided to experiment a little with transmedia. I’m not really sure where the journey will take the character or impact book two (if at all), but in the social interaction era it seems silly to publish a static novel.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Here are some tips you can apply to your Facebook marketing strategy that will put your Facebook Page leaps and bounds ahead of the competition: Maximize Your Avatar Visibility Profile pictures on Facebook can have a maximum size of 200×600 pixels.

Supercharge WordPress: A Little Known Way to Increase Pageviews & Conversions

Viper Chill

For blog posts with just a few comments the additional load isn’t too bad, but when you get a lot like me, showing avatars next to comment dramatically slows the loading time of a page. My analytical brain is always looking at different ways I can improve the conversions on my websites.

Why the Blue Key Campaign is Turning Me Blue

Waxing UnLyrical

In fact, you’ll hear me talk more about the campaign on the webinar I’m doing tomorrow for Marketwire/HubSpot … and until June 20, at least, my avatars everywhere will be blue.

Micro Persuasion: Three Little Tips for Capturing Info Bits Quickly

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Lifestream Feed (Includes all the places I publish online.). Avatar Marketing. Micro Persuasion. Steve Rubel explores the impact of digital trends on business, culture, media and marketing. « Measure Traffic with the Google Web Site Trends Bookmarklet | Main.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Videos from Australia


Fair royalty rates for ebooks – if you are producing an ebook, where do you weigh in on the publisher’s royalty rates? 5 things Avatar taught me about self-improvement – some self-improvement tricks that you can learn from Avatar. This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media plus some videos from my trip to Australia on The Resources Mashup.

Does Online Anonymity Have a Price?

Ari Herzog

Considering The Atlantic Monthly recently profiled couples who met on Yelp (which allows personal information to be shared on mini profiles) and countless stories have been published about people who met on Twitter, wouldn’t want to ease the transition from stranger to lover? How Avatars Changed Online.

Best UX Practices for Your Brand Account on Instagram

Simply Measured

This means that you will want to use the same avatar image that can be found on Facebook or Twitter, and you will want colors, icons, and logos to be consistent. In order to build your brand, you need to consistently publish new content.

Book Excerpt: The Death of Facebook

Geoff Livingston

Bandwidth and technology permitting, how about Third Life, a better version of Second Life’s would-be virtual-avatar-based world, where interaction would occur in a computer-generated 3-D environment?

Are You a Productive Reader? - Stepcase Lifehack

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Nowadays, it’s easy to find authors on the web, who often post new material expanding or correcting their work after it’s published. Get your own Avatars at Gravatars. Name (required): Mail (will not be published) (required): Website: Comment: Latest. ABOUT. HOWTO.

The Devolving Civility Situation

Geoff Livingston

I want to personally thank Guy for his latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur , a very useful text for authors. Says Jay critically, “Why go through the emotional toil of calling someone out face-to-face when we can hide behind our avatars and mobile devices?”

$100,000 in One Week, a Viral Nova Follow-Up

Viper Chill

Pageviews wise, it was the most popular I’ve published this year but more surprising was how many emails and comments the topic received. I don’t really doubt Daniel’s claim, partly because his comment actually had an avatar and partly because his site actually looked good.

Social Media Should Drop Dead

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This makes it increasingly as easy to grab a HD bluray version of Avatar as is it to grab a copy of Lady Gaga 's latest single. Vancouver Sun - not yet published. avatar. You can't kill a good online social network. The music industry cheered a very small (and mostly unheard) victory a few weeks ago when a court ruling ordered a complete shutdown of the peer-to-peer file-sharing network called Limewire.

What has Social Media Network done to us

Social Media Network Marketing

online societies you can be an astronaut, a doctor and many other avatars. No need for anything just register and select your avatar and hen go about daily activities online and get caught up in this too.

The Ultimate Social Media Etiquette Handbook

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Add an avatar and a bio at the minimum. Reply Easton Ellsworth December 10, 2008 at 11:58 am Tamar, thank you for putting in the hard work to get this published.

Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

If you want to share or publish one of the filtered feeds, run it though FeedBurner to obfuscate any Google or Yahoo account info. Lifestream Feed (Includes all the places I publish online.). Avatar Marketing. Micro Persuasion.

Cloud Jacking: 7 Steps to Dominate Your Niche

Viper Chill

Get An Avatar – An avatar is a simple image that will represent you wherever they go. An avatar can really be anything that you like. Home What the F ? Cloud Living Say "Hi!"

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Ochman, Whats Next - I had been publishing a print newsletter called What''s Next and then moved it online to my website as a weekly. It never found a publisher, nor did I sense a groundswell of interest that would have made me willing to take the risk to self-publish. .

Main Page - Social Patterns

Broadcasting & Publishing 1.3.3 Identity (overview) Profile (Preferences, Claiming, Decorating, Faceted, Private Information) Reflectors Identity Cards Attribution Testimonial Avatar (Default Avatar, Multiple Avatars, Mood Expressions, Gravatar) Personal Dashboard Testimonials (or Personal Recommendations) Presence chapter title: We Are Here!

Facebook Credit: Zuckerberg next Treasurer of the Internet App2User

Laurel Papworth

They can be cds/dvds, software for your office, downloadable whitepapers and books on an iPad, ringtones, music/videos on the iTunes store, films on DVD, images like backgrounds and avatars. Facebook has just announced it’s plans to expand it’s Facebook currency.

How PR Pros Are Using Social Media for Real Results

Gist does all the work for you, assembling a dynamic collection of all your contacts and their companies from your email inbox, your social networks, or even your CRM system automatically building and updating their profiles as new content is published – by them or about them. As long as the message is thoughtful and engaging, I don't think your audiences question your authenticity if you schedule your thought to be published at a later time.

Content Curation: Learning from others and sharing their knowledge

You can also learn more from Plagiarism Today which publishes both a blog and a podcast. Comment by Dave Cunix — June 30, 2010 @ 10:32 am By the way, I dont know how I got this Avatar on your site, by I kinda like it.