How to Setup a Gravatar AKA Little picture Next to Your Comment on a Blog

I have been writing for blogs for several years, but since starting DaddleDo, I am noticing just how many people don’t have a profile picture on their comments. Let me show you just how easy it is to setup a profile picture that will follow you to any blog you may comment on.

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In the blog world, those little pictures are called Gravatars, and setting up a gravatar is as easy as 10 simple steps.

STEP 1 – Go to


STEP 2 – If you have a Wordpess login choose sign in to WordPress, otherwise choose “create a new one”


STEP 3 – Enter your email address Create a Username Create a Password Click Signup


STEP 4 – Next you will need to activate your account


STEP 5 – Go to your email, click on the email from WordPress and choose activate

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STEP 6 – Clicking activate will take you back to the Gravatar website where you will “Sign in” with your newly created username and password

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STEP 7 – Once signed in you will need to add an image click “Add one by clicking here”

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STEP 8 – Once signed in you will upload your profile picture or new Gravatar from your computer or an image from the internet

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STEP – 9 Crop your image to fit in the Gravatar space to your liking then click “Crop and Finish”

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STEP 10 – Lastly you will choose your photo rating 


Congratulations you have finished creating your Gravatar! Now whenever you leave a comment on a blog you will no longer be “blankman/woman.” You can easily manage your Gravatar pictures and email addresses from, just login and add additional images, add email addresses, and assign any image to any email address. Easy right?

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  1. These are great tips for setting up one’s gravatar! Let’s get more real faces out there! 🙂

  2. Thanks for this! I assume this works for WordPress and Blogger sites? My pic shows up on blogger but maybe not WordPress. I’ll definitely be more aware of it now!

  3. I understand using your own picture is always a more, trusting and realistic ‘step in’ for some readers looking at you, but i enjoy using a brand picture to show that its more of an entity behind the character posting. Plus, whenever i would feel like i need to change the picture, it would change the picture for every comment you’ve ever made under that email. That, is a great perk.

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