How to get an avatar to appear with your Offbeat Empire comments #Web development#commenting#how-to#starred#tips March 10 2011 | Ariel offbeatbride 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. Upload your picture to Gravatar Leave a comment on an Empire blog using the email you used with Gravatar, and we'll see your face when you comment. 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. 🙂 Remember, setting up a gravatar will get you an avatar on millions of websites — 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 Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. 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 Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Thanks for your help! 😀 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… *fist bump* Your Gravatar looks MAHVALOUS! 🙂 1 agrees 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! Wheeeeeeeee! Thanks for the tutorial! 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 I thought my old red corset Gravatar (which has since been replaced by Benjamin Braddock in his famous scuba-diving suit) would never get featured in an Offbeat Empire blog post.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 Sweet Thank you, I signed up for gravatar! Yay! You'll notice your avatar appearing when you comment on tons of websites now… it's the joy of a global avatar! 🙂 Awesome! Thanks! Comments are closed.