I have visited a number of blogs in the past and wondered what those little avatars on the sidebar were all about...
Since joining BlogCatalog, I realise that my avatar will show up every time I visit another BlogCatalog member. And they can then see my profile and check out my site. I am amazed at the number of messages I have received from BlogCatalog members so far. It's sort of annoying I didn't think of doing this before.
Here's the link to my BlogCatalog profile. And this is what it looks like:
You can send messages to other members, add people as contacts, join communities and rate other blogs. It's a great way to widen your blog audience. If you want to join BlogCatalog, just follow the link and register your blog.