How to get an avatar to appear with your Offbeat Empire comments #Web development#commenting#how-to#tips March 10 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel If you want a little avatar to show up with your comments any Offbeat Empire blog (and millions of other websites), here's where you set it up: GRAVATAR! Gravatar lets you tie an avatar image to your email addresses, so that when you comment on any of the bazillions of blogs that use the service, your avatar will automagically show. Here's how it works: Take two minutes to register for Gravatar. Leave a comment on an Empire blog using the email you used with Gravatar, and we'll see your face when you comment. Added bonus: when you mouse over someone's Gravatar in our comments, you can learn more about them! I don't have time to provide a ton of tech support for using Gravatar, but it's super easy and they have great tech support. So register with them, and then leave a comment below to see if it's working for you. PS: I totally get that it's weird that Offbeat Bride Tribe members have to set up their avatar separately for the Offbeat Bride blog. We're exploring ways to make it more seamless, but at this point I can't afford the developer resources it would take to make that work… so there's this tiny extra step! (Silver lining: setting up a gravatar will get you an avatar on millions of blogs — not just ours!) Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS What's to love about BHLDN and Vera Wang at David's Bridal NEXT Questions: working from home & how to become a successful blogger Toggle comments [ 10 ] Thanks for your help! 0 agree Reply Thanks for the assist! I think the disconnect was that my previous image wasn't rated properly. That or just randomly bouncing around "jarred" something in Gravatar… 0 agree Reply *fist bump* Your Gravatar looks MAHVALOUS! 1 agrees Reply Oh hey, I never noticed the hover-card thing before. Also, I just changed my icon and I'm afraid no one will ever recognize my gravatar again! 0 agree Reply Wheeeeeeeee! Thanks for the tutorial! 0 agree Reply Oh wow! I thought my old red corset Gravatar (which has since been replaced by Benjamin Braddock in his famous scuba-diving suit) would never get featured in an Offbeat Empire blog post. Anywho, glad I could somehow be part of this awesome tutorial. Everyone's Gravatars look fabulous! 2 agree Reply Sweet 0 agree Reply Thank you, I signed up for gravatar! 0 agree Reply Yay! You'll notice your avatar appearing when you comment on tons of websites now… it's the joy of a global avatar! 0 agree Reply Awesome! Thanks! 0 agree Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.