by Michael dEstries
Categories: Internet, People.

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One of the new features we enabled for Ecorazzi 3.0 was avatars in the comments — or little picture boxes to add a bit of personal flair to postings.The default box is a pink flower on green, which can be a bit overwhelming when the comments really light up. Since people have been asking how they can add their own pictures, we thought a little step-by-step would be handy. This whole process will take roughly 3 minutes — an eternity in the blogosphere –  so I understand if we continue to see a deluge of pink flowers in the comments.

Step One: Sign Up With Gravatar

Super easy — and all they need is an email address. Gravatar is the universal avatar supplier for sites that tie in pictures with their comments. Simply go to their sign up page, drop in your email, and confirm that you truly are a real person. Then, just select a username, password, etc.

Step Two: Add The Email Address You Use With Ecorazzi

This step is important. If you did not already use the same email address you use when adding comments on the Razz, add it to your account by clicking on “Add a new email” at the top of your Gravatar account. Otherwise, proceed to the final step!

Step Three: Add A Photo

Just like with Twitter, go ahead and upload the image you would like to use to represent you. You can crop once the image is uploaded.

That’s it — you’re done! In a few minutes, your avatar will show up next to any comment you’ve ever posted on Ecorazzi tied to that email address. If you post comments elsewhere using the same email address, and that site has avatars activated, a similar result will occur. Have fun!

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Georgina

    Let’s see if this works…i guess i will find out when o submit my comment :)

  • Georgina

    Well it did not/…and that stinks…