How to Add Your Image to Comments With Gravatar

By Mary Jaksch

Are you puzzled about how bloggers get their images to show up in their comments?

It’s easy to set up with a free service, called Gravatar. Follow the following 7 steps to create your distinctive avatar.

Step 1: Go to the Gravatar site

This is the site where you can set up an image that will show up across a broad range of blogs and forums.

Step 2: Fill in the form. Use the email address you commonly use.

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Step 3: Check the confirmation email Gravatar sends you.

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Step 4: Click on the confirmation link in the email.

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Step 5: Fill in further details.

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Step 7: Upload your image.

If you want to use an image of you, make sure it’s a close-up. The avatars are so small that only a close-up will work.

Watch the video for further details.

If you can’t see the video below, go here to see it.

Show off your avatars in the comments :-)

6 Responses to How to Add Your Image to Comments With Gravatar

  1. Deb - Life Beyond Stuff February 16, 2011 at 11:37 am #

    Thanks Mary this was very timely. I had set up a Gravatar but and then it seemed to stop working. Your post helped me figure out it was because I’d changed the email I was inserting without linking the new one to my Gravatar. You’re so useful.

    Here goes I’ll see if I’m back in the picture.

  2. Deb - Life Beyond Stuff February 16, 2011 at 11:38 am #

    Hmm, I’ll try this one?
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  3. Lyka Ricks March 10, 2011 at 4:13 am #

    Thanks so much for this, i now know how to have gravatar every time i dropped to blog sites and share my thoughts. Hopefully, there are instant or suggested images too.
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  4. Kristina L. May 29, 2011 at 12:43 pm #

    Gravatar is an excellent and easy to use service that any blogger should try out.
    You presented the issue of adding images using Gravatar really well, and even added a video tutorial.
    This is useful and much better than just constant upload of images.
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  5. Shona - The Blithe Effect June 13, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    Wish I had discovered this post sooner. Spent an afternoon recently trying to get my little picture happening on Gravatar. Finally amongst much hair pulling, swearing and screaming into pillows…it worked!! If only I had read this it could have been so much easier (and the dog wouldn’t have been so scared!!).
    Thanks for another phenomenally useful post.

  6. Corey @ Travel Wisconsin July 23, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    This is a brilliant idea you have shared Mary Jaksch ,the easiest way blogger get their images to show up in their comments. i would like to try this one.
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