My hubby Ron has released a small plugin for BuddyPress to do something nifty.
BP Blog Author Link will link to the author’s buddypress member profile instead of the author’s posts page. So if your blog template uses the_author_posts_link(), instead of pulling up more posts from that author on that blog, it goes to their BP profile.
Sounds very close to what I am envisioning.. I am considering testing that plugin, with the one mentioned above in the first post of this thread, and the “blog-defaults” plugin to see if I can get all of my user’s blogs to have a widget auto added in a new default theme that will display their avatar, and a link to their buddypress profile.
Has anyone does this already and have any advice or code to share?