Gravatar icons Hey! See that square thing on the left? The box with the blue “kid” in it. We call him “Skippy.”

Anyway, that thing is a gravatar … a globally recognized avatar. It’s an image, associated with your e-mail address, that follows you across the Web.

Gravatars help identify your posts and comments on blogs, in forums and … well, on any site that has the “technology.” Woooo!

If you’d like to join the gravatar fun by having a gravatar icon appear next to your comments on this blog, sign up for a free account, and let us see how you roll — gravatarly speaking.

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  1. Shelly Quigg
    May 2, 2009
    at 10:11 am

    Just checking to see if my image shows up :)

  2. Lori
    May 2, 2009
    at 12:25 pm

    Very cool!!

  3. May 2, 2009
    at 1:08 pm

    I signed up with Gravatar earlier this week. I have to admit that I tend to pay more attention to comments that have Gravatars beside them. It’s sort of an “Ooh, shiny!” reaction, I think.

  4. May 2, 2009
    at 7:26 pm

    testing, testing, 1, 2, 3…

  5. May 2, 2009
    at 7:40 pm

    I’m happy to be a part of Compassion! The gravatar will be a good thing to have!

  6. May 2, 2009
    at 9:15 pm

    Very cool. I’ve been wondering how to do this.

  7. Amy
    May 3, 2009
    at 5:54 am

    Just testing . . . :)

  8. Sara Benson
    May 4, 2009
    at 8:10 am

    I am still getting mine set up but I had been wondering how it was done. Thanks!

  9. Jeanette
    May 4, 2009
    at 2:26 pm

    Checking my avatar.

  10. Sara Benson
    May 4, 2009
    at 2:52 pm

    So, am I right in thinking that the gravitars will not automatically show up on old posts?

  11. Sara Benson
    May 4, 2009
    at 2:53 pm

    never mind :)

  12. Amy Wallace
    May 4, 2009
    at 3:42 pm

    Just checking to see if it works :)

  13. Mike Stephens
    May 5, 2009
    at 9:58 pm

    Hopefully I did the gravatar correct

  14. becky bazett-jones
    May 7, 2009
    at 10:01 pm

    does this work

  15. Hezra
    May 25, 2009
    at 8:19 pm

    Just checking

  16. Jun 18, 2009
    at 12:29 am

    Kind of curious if it works. Does it work retroactively too? I.e. will the image show up on my old posts?

  17. Heather
    Jul 2, 2009
    at 6:12 pm

    Yay I just made mine!

  18. reint
    Dec 9, 2009
    at 8:49 pm

    any gravatar default packages out there?

  19. Apr 3, 2010
    at 5:32 am

    Just got my gravatar and am checking to see if it works. It has not worked on a couple other blogs I have commented on.

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