Previously, with the launch of the new theme, I mentioned the comments now come Gravatar enabled.

However it doesn’t appear that many readers have theirs set up, so I figured I would take a moment to give a quick explanation.

What Is A Gravatar?

A gravatar, or globally recognized avatar, is quite simply an 80×80 pixel avatar image that follows you from weblog to weblog appearing beside your name when you comment on gravatar enabled sites.

How To I Set It Up?

Head over to the official Gravatar website, sign up (it’s free), and upload a gravatar. You can associate different gravatars with different emails.

How Do I Use It?

Easy. When you comment on blogs that have gravatars enabled (like this one) it will automatically add your photo, based on the email you use.

How Do I Get Gravatars On My Own Blog?

Also easy! They’ve got a great Gravatar implementor’s guide dedicated to information on implementing gravatars on your blog.