Gravatars – Get Some!

Gravatars in my comments sectionI get a lot of questions asking me, “How do I get a picture avatar next to my comments like you and other people have?” …or saying, “I checked your blog everywhere for a place to upload my picture but couldn’t find one anywhere.” The answer is

My site supports what are called gravatars, or globally recognized avatars. Your gravatar is basically a small, square picture that follows you from blog to blog appearing beside your name when you comment on a gravatar-enabled website. There are many, many websites that support gravatars… and version 2.5 of WordPress (the most prevalent blogging software on the internet) was recently released with gravatar support built-in.

On Negative99, you will see gravatars used in the comments section of my blog posts. I have included a sample screen capture here of some blog comments… I have marked people who have an active gravatar image with a green arrow, and those that don’t with a red one. You can see that the default placeholder for someone without a gravatar is a light-gray, androgynous silhouette. Don’t let this be you! :-)

Signing up for a gravatar is FREE and painless. All you need is your email address. You’ll be able to upload any image you like and perform zoom and crop functions inside their website. You can also “store” more than one gravatar for later use – I have five gravatars that I’ll rotate through when I get bored. It can’t get much easier.

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  1. John3Sobieski
    Posted May 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Okay, lets see if this works. I know you said its easy, but believe me, I’m an expert at finding ways to screw up.

  2. John3Sobieski
    Posted May 23, 2008 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Whoo Wee!!!! I got it!

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    Posted March 26, 2009 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    be entertained

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    Posted August 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    I want to see the placeholder image!

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    but ,Sir , can I find some sample pictures for avatar online,and where?

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