What is a gravatar?
A Gravatar is an abbreviation for globally recognized avatar. An avatar being a picture or logo that you can use to brand you or your business. Your gravatar (your picture or logo) is associated with your unique email address. Because your gravatar is associated with your email address, whenever you make a comment on someone’s blog that has had a Gravatar plug-in activated, your gravatar will appear alongside your comment.
Why should you have a a gravatar?
By having your picture associated with your comments, you are increasing your brand awareness and visibility. A picture of you or your logo is going to be seen and, hopefully, remembered by everyone who reads your comments on Gravatar-enabled blogs. Without a gravatar, you are not uniquely identified. The picture next to your comment will just be a generic picture and will blend in with the other posts.
Create your own gravatar:
Visit the Gravatar website at http://en.gravatar.com/. Create your free account and upload a picture – that’s it! Happy commenting!