Setting Up Your Gravatar

A gravatar is a “globally recognized avatar” and is commonly seen in the comment sections of blogs and websites.  A gravatar is an image associated with your email address, and every time you leave a comment with that email address, your gravatar appears next to it.


How to Create Your Gravatar

1. Visit and enter the email address you plan to use for blog commenting.

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After clicking on the Sign Up button, you will see a notice to check your email in order to confirm your account.

2. Follow the activation link sent in the confirmation email. You’ll then be asked for a username and password to create your gravatar account.

3. Upload your branded photo to complete the process.  The branded photo you select should be the one you use throughout all your social media profiles.

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4. As the final step, you’ll be asked to select the rating for your gravatar image.

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Using a gravatar is like leaving a virtual business card on someone’s website every time you leave a comment.  Setting up your gravatar is an easy and important way to promote your brand.


  1. JDaniel4's Mom

    Greattip! It really looks professional when this is set up.

  2. Michael @

    I wrote about this on Mom Loop a while back. Mean to blog it myself. It’s so easy to set up, but so many people are unaware and just let blogs assign some silly/ugly default icon. I’d add: you probably want to use the same avatar for gravatar, your blog, facebook and twitter so people recognize you where ever they encounter you. Great post.

  3. Tonya

    Always wanted to know how to do this, thank you!

  4. Kir

    I just added my gravatar, now I want to see what it looks like!!! thank you for these tutorials, I’m learning so much!

  5. Annika

    This is a great post, thank you!



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