Want to change your comment icon (avatar) from the default grey/white glock?

“Poppy” asked about the custom comment icons the other day, then a bunch of you showed up with them.  I never though to make a post about it until now, because I thought people didn’t care to have a custom thumbnail … not because they didn’t know how to do it.  The icon will show up across ALL wordpress blogs you comment on, not just mine.  This even will happen on past comments you have made with the email address you register.

If you want a custom thumbnail:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Get your Gravatar today” link
  3. Enter the email address you use to comment on wordpress blogs
  4. Check your inbox for an email from to verify your account
  5. Log in and upload the picture you want to use.  You can change this at any time.

Be creative, it’s your personal branding.  Show yours off and leave a comment below.

NOTE: After you set up the account, verify that your picture is shown under all the ratings at


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