We’ve all seen the use of avatars used in forums all over the place. It’s a neat way to distinguishing yourself from others. Gravatar, which stands for Globally Recognized Avatar, is a free service where you can sign up and upload an avatar image for yourself. This image will show up on any sites that are Gravatar enabled.
A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80Ã—80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites. Avatars help identify your posts on web forums, so why not on weblogs?
And guess what? I just did that on this blog. If you look at the comments, you’ll now see the avatar images next to posters. If you don’t have an avatar, I suggesting signing up for one. It’s easy and it’ll certainly look better than a blank image, no?