Blogging Mom, Get Your Gravatar On!
If you check out the comment area of Profitable Mommy Blogging (and many other great blogs) you’ll notice that the blog theme has been set up to display a photograph of the commenter.
Have you wondered how it is that they are able to do that and how the heck you can get your pic to show up when you leave a comment?
It’s done automatically with Gravatars.
A Gravatar is a ‘Globally Recognized Avatar’. An Avatar is simply an image used to represent you on the internet.
I think having a Gravatar set up is great for developing your web presence. I love seeing smiling faces in my comment section and I love know that the blogs I comment on will sport my face for everyone to see.
To create your own Gravatar you will start by getting a photograph of you saved on your computer. Don’t worry about it being a headshot or and don’t be concerned about size.
Now to go to the Gravatars website.
You’ll create your account based on the email address you use when you’re leaving comments on blogs so enter that first. You will receive an email from Gravatars to confirm this address. The next step will be to set up a username and password and upload your photo.
Once your image is uploaded you’ll be able to crop your photo just the way you like – hit save and you’re done! Now this image is associated with your email address and anytime you comment on a Gravatar enabled blog, you’ll see it next to your comment.
Why not try it out right now? Show us your Gravatar!