Using a Gravatar with your email address. A Gravatar is a globally recognised image that is connected with your email address. Whenever you make comments on websites such as a Forum or Blog (such as this one), an image appears adding that personal touch. Having a good Gravatar is a great way to be noticed, and to get your message across.
As powerful as websites have become today, many still lack the humanistic feeling and if you don’t like your image, a more generic image will be used in its place making you near-anonymous. Put a face behind your name! This installs confidence in your visitors and a great way to establish trust between writers and readers across the internet. This not only allows your readers to identify with you but is a great way to infuse more of your own personality into your web presence.
Consistently displaying your imager on a blog (daily, weekly, monthly) you start to become a part of that community and your Gravatar image will allow you to be a friendly face that people start to recognise and trust.
If you own a website setting up Gravatar is easy; you don’t even need an account! Plugins are available for leading blog software and content management systems, and Gravatar tutorials will have you running Gravatars in no time.
Gravatar is FREE
All Gravatars are free and all you need to do is sign up at Gravatar.com Simply enter your email address and then await further instructions to activate and continue the registration process. Upon activation you simply upload your chosen image and crop it giving you a perfect square. Once this easy process has been completed your it will will appear with your comments bringing them alive.