If you don’t have an Gravatar it will display a random “Wavatar” like the ones displayed above. Get your own free Gravatar at!

A Gravatar is a small image used to identify you. If you decide to use the Gravatar service, your Gravatar will show up in any blog that supports Gravatars, and there are many. The good news is that Gravatars are free.

All you have to do is go to and sign up. Then, when you post a reply on you must use the same e-mail address that you used to sign up for the Gravatar. Your e-mail must be displayed in all lower case on Gravatar and within your profile here.

I’ve have a Gravatar for many years and I have NEVER received an email from them other than the very first setup email.

Then you’ll see your Gravatar next to any reply you write on and any other site that supports Gravatars (there are lots!). It’s fun and it’s easy. Go for it!

(Note that I filter out any Gravatars rated above PG.)