Wednesday , 25 April 2018

How To Add Your Avatar To Handmadeology And Other Blogs

welded dots - by timothy adam

The question is how do I add my avatar to Handmadeology?   The answer is simple and will also help you brand your self when commenting on other blogs and sites.

Gravatar is the answer and here is how you solve the problem.

Head over to Gravatar and sign up for an account.  There is no charge and it is simple.

add your avatar to handamdeology

Use the email address you have used to sign in to Handmadeology and other blogs to leave comments.

Once you fill in your email address you will get an email in your inbox asking you to confirm.  Click the link in the email and you will be taken to a screen like the one below.

add your avatar to handamdeology

Pick your user name.  You can check the availability of your user name with the check button.  Fill in your password you would like and hit sign up!

Now that your account is set up and ready, you can add your picture and edit your info.

add your avatar to handamdeology

Here is where you will add all the info about.

add your avatar to handamdeology

Add your picture that you want to use for your avatar under the “Your Images” button.

add your avatar to handamdeology

You can add as many pictures as you want.  Pick the picture you want to use and show as your avatar.

add your avatar to handamdeology

For this to all work you will need to use the email address you signed up with on Gravatar any time you sign up to comment on a new blog. 

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  1. Thank You, I was getting sick of the circle next to my name…..

  2. Thanks for this tutorial! Quick and easy!

  3. Hmmm… just saw that it says it might take 5-10 minutes. I expected to see the avatar!

  4. Yes, thanks Timothy! Now I’m starting to look more cohesive, since the same avatar shows up when I post on blogger!

  5. Thank you so much Tim, I really wanted to know how to do this to start branding our business.

  6. Excellent! I was wondering not long ago how to add the avatar, as in some places appear, in some others not.. Thank you!!!

  7. As usual you’ve given your readers another great tutorial. This one is a biggy. Thank you.

  8. A big THANK YOU for taking the mystery out of the mysterious internet for me!!

  9. Wow! What a great tip! Thank you for sharing it!

  10. Thanks! This is great! ^_^

  11. WOOHOO!! Thank you Tim, hated being a blue head!

  12. So, let’s see if I did this right…

  13. Thanks for the tutorial!

  14. Thanks! This is great!

  15. Thanks for the great tute Tim!


  16. Wasn’t working yesterday – let’s try it today….

  17. OK, there we go…….thanks again Tim!

  18. Thanks so much for the tip!!

  19. Just had to test this out. Hope it works!

  20. That was fast & easy, hmmm lets see if it works, no more blue head – woohoo!

  21. I think, I learned this from you. Forgot I made the avatar, was surprised showed up one day during a random post. :)

  22. This is great! Thank you for sharing. I am constantly learning something new here at Handmadeology!

  23. Not sure why it didn’t work. No avatar above.

  24. Thank you! Testing to see it works..

  25. let us see iffing it worked

  26. Testing if this works now :-)

  27. Hmm it didn’t work, eh?

  28. Ahaa.! sorry for the multiple posts. I’m happy now :-)

  29. One more morning tick. Gosh I’m a good girl today. Thanks

  30. Checking to see if I did it correct.

  31. Have to upload a different photo from the home computer but this will do for now! Thanks for the info Tim!

    Peanuts Creations

  32. Thanks for this info:0)

  33. OK – hopes this works for me.

  34. thanks, seeing if it works.

  35. testing to see if my avatar works

  36. crazy! I just posted here for the first time, and my logo popped up. I had totally forgotten about
    gravatar, but I’m here to say it works.

  37. Well, I went to create a Gravatar and it says I already have one, so I am just posting to double check and see for sure!

  38. checking to see if I know what I’m doing. Thanks for the tip!

  39. of course we all want to see this work! the only problem i am having is that my avatar is too complex to be a icon thingy in an address bar… working on that. I am Branded so if brings tough choices – thought provoking

  40. I’ll try that thank you so much great as always!

  41. Appreciate your step by step directions, Tim.
    This is a test post to see how it went!

  42. Oh my goodness – I had been trying to figure this out! Thank you so much.

  43. Cool, testing it here.

  44. I’d had spent such a long time trying to find out how to do this, thank you for the tip. Let’s see if my picture comes up here!

  45. Oh that’s a shame, my blog is with ( and it seems gravatar doesn’t work with blogger so I can’t leave comments on my own blog.

  46. Thank you Tim, checking if I don’t have a blue head :)

  47. Let’s see if I’ve done this correctly!

  48. Hmmm. Gravatar seems to be a little puny and the site isn’t cooperating with downloading a new one at the moment. I’ll keep working on it!

  49. I love your website, but never felt comfortable commenting before. (Read: Long time reader, first time commenter. :-)

    Thanks for the info on Gravatar!

  50. Thank you so much, Timothy!! I was struggling…

  51. Thanks so much! Yay!! ~Blessings!

  52. testing…. testing…. 1…2….3….

  53. Thanks, done and done!

  54. Very good article! Thank you!

  55. This is the test of my Gravatar.

  56. Second test of gravatar

  57. I’m trying to figure out how to change my email address to this one Tim. How can I change my information for handmadeology?

  58. Tim how do I change my email address for here?

  59. Testing here…sometimes I just can’t get these things to apply as they should!!

    Thanks for the info here though!!!

  60. Awesome explanation – thanks as always!

  61. why didn’t I notice this before!! thanks you, I hope it is not as complicated as sometimes comps are serious time wasters :)
    I am tired of the bust, I will let you know How I do

  62. ok, clicked link, went to sign up, added my email, checked my email, clicked the link, added my username & password, added my pic, then went to the drop down menu- edit profile, added my info easily accepted it, & viola- my image should appear now :)

  63. I had a blue head gravatar because I’m developing a blog – didn’t know it because I hadn’t connected all of the dots until I read your tutorial — now I have an actual, real gravatar and understand the bigger picture of how the “dots” work. Thanks so much!

  64. Ah-ha! I have two email addresses and needed to set this one as my primary address to get the Gravatar to show up. Now I really get it — I HOPE! :-)

  65. thanks for this tip… just seeing if I have done it right now!

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