Your vCard is, in a way, like your internet business card. It acknowledges you as an author, shows the date for each of your various posts, and also gives an indication of the number of articles you have written thus far.
In addition, each vCard has its own customizable gravatar (photo), and entices the reader to share new articles on the various social media networks available online.
When people click on both your “Author Name” (e.g. Michael Theys) or your “Post(s)”, they are referred back to your Author Page. The Author Page consists of an Extended Bio, space for your Social Media Network, and a listing of all your current Article Submissions.
NB: Only actual people’s names are accepted as your vCard “Author Name”. Business names for instance, are totally forbidden, but may be mentioned in the Extended Bio section. The only exceptions to the rule include African NGOs, Charities and Wildlife Foundations (e.g. Wildlife Direct, The African Conservation Foundation, etc.). Those entities will also be able to have their own logo as a gravatar.
How to Set Up your vCard’s Avatar (Picture)
If you don’t have an avatar (photo) to go with your vCard yet, visit gravatar.com, register and choose an image that you’d like to use for the website.
NB: Make sure the email address you provide in your gravatar profile corresponds with the one you submitted on the AfricaFreak registration form, otherwise the avatar will not be recognized by our website.