Often times people overlook the feature of adding a picture to your comment when posting on a popular news outlet or blog, such as Huffington Post or New York Times. Not only should you desire to have your opinion heard, but also brand recognition. Similar to Gravatar, Disqus allows you to inherit images along with your ID when posting a comment.
A successful image or photo on Twitter and Gravatar, is one that can be readable at varying sizes. You may notice that Twitter enlarges your image on your profile, but features a smaller thumbnail next to your tweets. Hence, your photo should feature basic colors, an enhanced color-scheme can easily be distorted when pixelated. If you are using text, make sure it is readable. After all, you want people to know who you are. Use vibrant colors to stand out because in a sea of black text its vary heard to have your comment shine, but with a little help from a image that captures the users/viewers attention, they will quickly be drawn to your comment. Also make sure your image/photo is clear and concise, easy to understand. You don’t want to confuse the user/viewer, they should see and commit your logo to memory, within a few seconds or a simple glance.
Also commenting on other posts is a great way of increasing your popularity and attracting users/viewers to your blog. It’s even better when you comment on blogs that closely relate to topics that can be found on yours.
FYI: A WordCamp tip that I picked up is providing links other then your homepage. People want the meat and potatoes, not just a welcome page, but rather a landing page with a specific purpose of guiding the user to exactly what they want. Another tip from WordCamp is to feature only up to 7 categories, which is also a sizable amount to populate with content.