Gravatar: How To Get Your Picture With Your Comment In This Blog

August 19th, 2008

I was asked a few weeks back how to get your picture to show up next to your comment on this blog.  For example, if you look at yesterday’s post, you’ll see pictures for Karen Swim and myself, but no one else. 

Doing this once will impact not just this blog, but other blogs also.  When I commented on a TechCrunch post, I saw my picture come up automatically. 

All you do is go to (that is: globally recognized avatars), set up an account, put in your picture (this will be the one that shows up everywhere), and you are good to go!

It’s that simple, and will be recognized on blogs that tap into Gravatar.  The logic behind this is based on the e-mail address you use for your Gravatar account, AND the e-mail address you use when you leave a comment… if they are the same, your image should show up.  If you want to comment anonymously, don’t put your e-mail address.

Need more info on Gravatar?  Check out this info from their blog, linking to a Chris Pirillo screencast.

Cool, eh? Head on over, put your picture up and then leave a comment, so I (we) can see what you look like :)


63 responses to “Gravatar: How To Get Your Picture With Your Comment In This Blog”

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  2. Kathy says:

    Hi, Jason,

    I was happy to learn about Gravatar, and have uploaded my photo. Thanks for sharing the article and the website. I am so glad someone wrote about photo etiquette on social networking sites!


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  5. Thanks for this Jason, I now remember signing up for this from your original post, but wondered why it was only appearing on some blog posts not others – of course it helps to remember which e-mail you registered with in the first place!

    Just my toonies worth

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  7. stuart says:

    thanks. just trying it out.

  8. Daisy Wright says:

    Hi Jason,

    I just did so my avatar may not appear, but thanks for the tip!


  9. Jason Alba says:

    @Daisy – it appears… pretty quick, eh?

  10. Hi Jason!

    Thanks for this great tip (as always!). I just signed up on Gravatar :-) Have a wonderful weekend!


  11. Barb Poole says:


    Thanks for useful information, as always.

  12. Ah-ha! YOU are here already, Barb! Jason, tell her congratulations!!!! She has a Gravatar!