Have you ever seen people’s cool images next to their comments and wonder… how do they do that? I’m going to show you!
Once you learn this little trick, your picture will show up any anyone’s blog that has this feature enabled! How cool is that?
Hint: If you need to, you can click on any of the images below to make them bigger so you can see them more clearly.
When you click where it says “Join the discussion,” some more fields will show up. This is where you put your name and email address, so that the author knows who’s commenting.
Look at that sad, boring little gray circle with the faceless person in it. How bland! Let’s spice it up!
We’re going to begin by going to the Gravatar website at www.gravatar.com.
Click on the blue button on the right that says “Create Your Own Gravatar.”
Whatever email address you add here, when you add comments from now on and use this email, sites that also use Gravatar will show the user icon you pick!
This step makes sure you aren’t trying to set up an account for an email address you don’t own.
Now that you’re confirmed you’re not a creeper, you can go back to www.gravatar.com and log in with the blue link in the top-right corner.
Pick an image file that isn’t too huge. Make sure it’s something that will work well when trimmed into a square shape.
Since you’re a new user, you won’t have anything in “Past uploads” yet.
Here you can zoom in on your pretty face, leaving out of the image parts you don’t want to be seen. (Ahem.)
Click on “Crop image” to continue.
Now there’s only one thing left to do…
Then experiment! Visit other blogs you love, and see if your new gravatar works at other sites as well!
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