Didja ever wonder how people get those cool pictures next to their names in blog posts? It’s called a Gravatar, and Woodie’s here to give you a short and sweet (just like me) lesson on how to get one.
First, you’ll need to pick out a fun image to use as your Gravatar. Some people swear by using their personal photos, others like something cute and adorable. (Once again, just like me.)
Next go here Gravatar.com. Click the log in/sign up button. Then click sign up.
Enter your email address. Once you get your confirmation email, click on the link and you’ll be taken back to Gravatar.
Create your username and password, then click signup.
Now you can add your image. Choose where you’re getting the image from – if you have one already live on a website you can use that one by pasting in the URL, or upload one from computer’s hard drive.
The next screen shows how your graphic is going to look in the “small view” which is pretty much all anybody sees. Move the light colored box around until you show as much of the image as you desire, then click Crop and Finish.
Tadaaaaa!!! It’s beautiful.
One last thing that’s vitally important. Check G rated. If you are not a G rated Gravatar, it will not display on all sites.
To change your Gravatar, go back and sign in, choose add new image, and off you go! Easy peasy pudding and pie.
You’re done! Time to grab some nice Brussels sprouts and have a little nibble.