Add Your Avatar To Blog Comments

If you read the comments here on our blog, you’ll notice certain users have an avatar next to their name. You’ve most likely seen these on tons of other blogs and websites as well. More and more sites are starting to integrate avatars into comments, track-backs, and blog posts.

Unfortunately, many websites require you to upload your image when you sign up. This can get old, especially if you leave comments on tons of different websites. Luckily, Gravatar is here to help us.

What Is It?

In a nutshell, Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar service. In other words, you only need to upload your image once. From that point on, your avatar will show up on any website or blog that utilizes the Gravatar service.

This site, along with a lot of other blogs we have created, uses the service to pull up avatars for those of you who leave comments. It’s an awesome feature!

A Quick Overview

For an even better explanation along with some instructions, check out this video:

As you can see, it’s an easy to use service. It’s a great way to spruce up your blog a little, especially the comments section. If you haven’t already, head on over to Gravatar and set yourself up. That way your avatar will start showing up around the web.

Posted By: Justin Wright

This post was published by Justin Wright on August 3rd, 2009.

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