How To Display Your Avatar When Commenting On A Blog

by Michelle

As a local business you need to create brand awareness and using a good avatar or photo helps to achieve this. It helps visitors and potential clients to become familiar with you and your business, which in turn helps to attract trust.

I happen to prefer a photo of yourself as opposed to a digital logo as I think it really helps to put a face to the name/brand, but digital logos can work well too, as you can see here, with the McDonald’s profile picture on Facebook.  McDonaldsProfilePic
I was looking for a way to have my photo show above my name when I comment on other blogs and found that there is a service called Gravatar to assign an avatar to your email address, so now when I comment or write a post my profile picture is automatically included.

Whenever you post a comment on a blog you will usually do so using a form like this:


It is the email address that you enter here that will be associated with your Gravatar account.  Please watch the video below if you would like instructions on how to set up your account.

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  • August 21, 2012

    Michelle – this is an extremely useful video. The fact that you are doing it in ‘real’ time is also helpful because there’s nothing more frustrating than people talking about this type of thing and when you come to do it, it doesn’t quite work out.
    Perhaps that’s never happened to you, but it has to me 😉

  • Michelle
    August 21, 2012

    Hi Caroline
    Thank you so much for your feedback, it is very tempting to to correct everything and then record a video to make yourself look more professional…. but at the end of the day if you want to help others you have to be honest.
    I guess there is a line between honesty and professionalism though because I found some really valuable videos that were awfully produced and the quality of the audio was so bad that you pretty much couldn’t watch them… what a shame, because the content was the best I’ve seen!
    Thank you for your comment Caroline 🙂

  • October 9, 2012

    Very good video, Michelle!


    • Michelle
      October 9, 2012

      Thanks very much Susan, really appreciate your input 🙂

  • October 9, 2012

    It’s nice to see a simple easy to understand, tutorial.

    Nice video Michelle.

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    • Michelle
      October 9, 2012

      Oh thank you Keith, I appreciate your input, I had a few issues as you can see, but why edit them out? I am only trying to help people… 🙂

  • October 10, 2012

    Great post Michelle, It’s amazing how long it took me to figure this out the first time. A Gravatar account is fairly simple to set up but it’s not common knowledge if you are new to the blogging world. Thanks.
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    • Michelle
      October 10, 2012

      Thanks Justin,
      Yes it took me quite while to figure it out, I was quite surprised.
      Thanks for your comment 🙂

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