Gravatar is back!
I’ve been using the Gravatar plugin on all of our WordPress blogs for the better part of the last year. Those of you who have accounts on Gravatar, and who have been leaving comments on my site have a nice avatar beside your comments.
Unfortunately Gravatar shut down for upgrades for about two months and no new people could sign up with Gravatar to list their avatar icons. That’s over and done with now though. Gravatar.com is open again and you can sign up with them and list your own avatar.
A lot of people use gravatars on their blogs. It adds a little bit of personality to the comment area. I love seeing my visitors choice of icons beside their comments, as it can sometimes give me a little bit of insight into their personality.
If you don’t already have a Gravatar icon why don’t you visit Gravatar.com and sign up. All you have to do is sign up with your current email address – the one that you use when you comment on others sites – and then upload an avatar into your Gravatar account.
Once you have a Gravatar account your avatar will show up in the comment area of anyone that uses the Gravatar plugin on their site.
I’d love to see more avatars in my comment area, so go sign up with Gravatar and let your personality and sense of humor show in the comments you leave.