How to get an avatar to appear with your Offbeat Empire comments

Updated Jul 17 2018 (Posted Mar 10 2011)

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:

  1. Take two minutes to register for Gravatar.
  2. Upload your picture to Gravatar
  3. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Remember, setting up a gravatar will get you an avatar on millions of websites — not just ours!

  1. 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…

  2. 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!

  3. 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 I thought my old red corset Gravatar (which has since been replaced by Benjamin Braddock in his famous scuba-diving suit) would never get featured in an Offbeat Empire blog post.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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Yay! You'll notice your avatar appearing when you comment on tons of websites now… it's the joy of a global avatar! ๐Ÿ™‚

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