86 Comments

  1. glyna Humm
    2010-07-31 @ 1:56 pm

    Wow – I didn’t know that you could do all of that with Gravatar. I need to get over there and fill in my profile a lot better. Thanks for the info.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:24 pm

      Glyna,

      Yep… Gravatar is more than just a pretty picture! Cool eh?

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  2. Michael Berry
    2010-08-01 @ 1:46 pm

    Thanks guys. I agree with Glyna I had no idea you could do all that. I’m sharing this with all my distributors. Thank you so very much. As always you guys provide such useful information.

    Michael

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:25 pm

      Michael,

      Thanks so much for passing this along… and glad we can help!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  3. Dr. Erica Goodstone
    2010-08-01 @ 10:24 pm

    Pat and Lorna,
    What a comprehensive and organized explanation.
    I’ll have to go back to Gravatar.com and add to my public profile.
    Thanks.
    Erica

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:26 pm

      Erica,

      Hi!! Hope all is well…

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out our post.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  4. Nelson
    2010-08-02 @ 7:55 am

    Thanks guys, I finally got mine up and running thanks to this post. As always “The Coolest Couple” has the “Coolest Stuff”

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:27 pm

      Nelson,

      Thanks so much! Glad we could be of assistance…

      Take care,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  5. Jeremiah Wean
    2010-08-02 @ 10:22 am

    Pat and Lorna,

    Thanks for hitting me upside the head to update my gravatar account. I had originally grabbed my gravatar account, and uploaded a headshot, but hadn’t done the rest of the steps. It is now fully updated. Keep up the great work.

    Jeremiah Wean

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:35 pm

      Jeremiah,

      Way cool hearing that you’ve got your gravatar account complete.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  6. Peter Fuller MBA
    2010-08-02 @ 2:15 pm

    Hey Pat and Lorna

    Great tutorial!

    I much rather see someone’s gravatar than a default icon whine they leave a comment on my blog.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:36 pm

      Peter,

      A real picture sure does beat an icon any day, doesn’t it? And… it’s cool to be able to put a face to a name… more personal that way!

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  7. Joseph McDevitt
    2010-08-02 @ 4:59 pm

    Pat & Lorna, Very useful information! There are alot of folks out there that need to watch you tutorial. There are many bloggers that don’t have a Gravatar. I really think that many of them simply don’t know how to add one. Thanks to your great tutorial, people can learn how it’s done. Thanks for the great post! Joseph McDevitt

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-02 @ 6:54 pm

      Joseph,

      That’s what we thought… if they don’t know how, they won’t be able to put their picture up. Personally, we love it when there are a lot of friendly faces to look at out there.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  8. Christine Casey
    2010-08-02 @ 6:18 pm

    Hi Pat & Lorna,

    Thanks for all the detailed info about how to set up a Gravatar – it still amazes me how many bloggers still don’t have one – it might be just a simple case of them thinking its too complicated to set up or just not knowing how to set up. 🙂

    Christine

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 8:57 pm

      Christine,

      We agree… we’re pretty sure a lot of people just don’t know how to set one up… hopefully this will help a few people get it going.

      Thanks!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  9. Pat & Lorna
    2010-08-02 @ 6:28 pm

    Robin,

    Hope to see your profile page up and running soon… and so glad we could help.

    ~ Pat and Lorna

    Reply

  10. Dave and Dawn Cook
    2010-08-02 @ 6:38 pm

    Hey Pat and Lorna,
    Thanks for such an in-depth and well outlined video on taking advantage of the public profile we can create with Gravatar.com. It’s not just a way to have your picture/image appear when you comment on blogs, but it is so much more with the public profile. Verifying and listing all our social media sites on the public profile is a great source of potential new friends and followers. We need to do that promotion for ourselves and our brand in all available spots.
    So thanks again, Pat and Lorna, we always learn something new from you!
    Dawn and Dave

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:00 pm

      Hey Dave and Dawn,

      Yes, Gravatar is definitely more than just a pretty picture. The more places we can set up to connect with others the better. So true… branding and promoting ourselves can happen in so many different places… it’s a great idea to take advantage of as many of them as possible.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  11. Pat & Lorna
    2010-08-02 @ 6:46 pm

    Belinda,

    We find tutorials are so much better for us if there is a recap of the steps to follow at the end, as kind of a wrap-up. We were hoping others would find this beneficial.

    Thanks,
    ~ Pat and Lorna

    Reply

  12. Lori Robertson
    2010-08-03 @ 8:21 am

    Pat and Lorna,

    These videos are so helpful when people need to know how to put gravatars on their blogs and how important it is that people put a face to our comments and our work. It is branding at it’s best. Thanks guys.

    Reply

    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:02 pm

      Lori,

      Even with all this technology, people still like to see a person’s face. We are truly social beings! And the branding sure doesn’t hurt either… 🙂

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  13. Yorinda
    2010-08-03 @ 1:29 pm

    Hi Pat and Lorna,

    I really appreciate the effort you must have put in to create this very detailed and informative article.

    Thank you
    To your Success
    Yorinda

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:03 pm

      Yorinda,

      You’re welcome… our pleasure!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  14. Wendy Hewlett
    2010-08-03 @ 4:03 pm

    The last couple of days I’ve noticed that my gravatar isn’t always appearing. This post inspired me to look into that and I’ve set up my gravatar profile now too.
    Thanks for the useful information!

    Wendy

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:04 pm

      Wendy,

      We’re so glad we could be of assistance.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  15. Beth Allen
    2010-08-03 @ 7:26 pm

    Wow, this is a very thorough post! I had no idea you could do all this with Gravatar. I am off to set mine up. Thanks for providing such valuable information here, Pat & Lorna!

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    • Beth Allen
      2010-08-03 @ 7:59 pm

      So while I was setting up, it wouldn’t let me add my blog as a verified account. It did everything else. Any thoughts on that? Thanks! 🙂

      Reply

      • Pat & Lorna
        2010-08-04 @ 5:27 pm

        You have to make sure that XML-RPC is turned on for you blog to do the verification. WordPress Dashboard => Settings => Writing => Enable the WordPress, Movable Type, MetaWeblog and Blogger XML-RPC publishing protocols.

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        • Beth Allen
          2010-08-05 @ 6:25 pm

          Wow, thanks so much. I don’t think I’d have figured that one out on my own! All updated…lookin’ good! 🙂

          Reply

  16. Tommy DiPietro | MLM Prospecting Hero
    2010-08-03 @ 7:51 pm

    This is a really good tutorial. I have been playing around with my gravatar account but didn’t realize it had so much to offer.

    Thank you for the great information. I am glad I came by and shared it with my friends and followers.

    Have a great night!!

    Tommy D.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:08 pm

      Tommy,

      We sure hope it can help out a few people. Thanks for passing this along…

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  17. Dennis Wolf
    2010-08-03 @ 11:32 pm

    Pat and Lorna,
    You have by far the best and most comprehensive info on Gravatar I have seen. You have shown how to put your Gravatar on Steroids. You also have sparked a couple ideas for our continued branding efforts, so thank you.
    Looking forward to seeing what other great info the coolest couple comes up with. Oh, and Jimmy is going down 🙂
    Make it a great day.
    Dennis & Jennifer
    Lead, Follow and Share !

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:11 pm

      Dennis,

      So glad we could spark some creative juices in your branding. It’s amazing… there are times when steroids are a good thing 🙂

      Thanks for the support!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  18. Rob Franta
    2010-08-05 @ 8:23 am

    I had no clue Gravatar did all of that stuff. I guess I need to make some time to get over there and configure things. Great information thanks for giving back.

    Rob

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  20. Sue Collier
    2010-08-05 @ 1:57 pm

    Hi Pat and Lorna,

    Yet another person who had absolutely no idea that a Gravatar was anything other than a little picture, lol 🙂 Obviously got some work to do on that!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Sue

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:17 pm

      Sue,

      It is amazing how much more Gravatar has to offer… it is more than just a pretty picture. Looking forward to seeing your profile!

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  21. Laura Paulson
    2010-08-05 @ 2:25 pm

    Thanks so much Pat and Lorna – as always. You ARE the coolest couple :)!

    I created my account sometime ago but overlooked everything that you could do until your post so thanks for the information – Very Informative and thorough!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-05 @ 9:26 pm

      Laura,

      Thank you 🙂

      It is a cool idea to take advantage of all the things Gravatar can do for you.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  22. Carolyn Elizabeth Blake
    2010-08-06 @ 9:15 am

    Hi Pat and Lorna,
    Thanks for this! I was already signed up with Gravatar, but I had not filled in my profile or verified my connections. I had no idea this service was so important or useful. I just spent 10 minutes there completing my profile. And BTW, really fun vid with Jimmy Kimmel.
    Carolyn from TSA

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-07 @ 4:16 pm

      Carolyn,

      Glad to hear you’ve completed your profile… it’s a great tool to have working for you.

      The war with Jimmy was fun… and so cool! Glad you enjoyed the video.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  23. Edward
    2010-08-06 @ 11:52 am

    Hey Pat & Lorna,

    Thanks for the tips. I had no idea you could do so much with the gravatar service. I appreciate all that you do.

    Make it a great day!
    God Bless!
    -ed

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-07 @ 4:17 pm

      Ed,

      Gravatar is very versatile. It seems most people feel it’s just for putting up a picture… but it is so much more!

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  24. Kevin M.
    2010-08-06 @ 6:44 pm

    Wow! Awesome information! It is very good to know how to do this. Thanks!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-07 @ 4:18 pm

      Kevin,

      Chalk this up to one more cool thing you can do online 🙂

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  25. Bruce Backman
    2010-08-06 @ 6:46 pm

    Thanks you guys. It is helpful to have people like yourselves on top of different aspects of the game. When we share with each other we can all learn. It is like having an army out there learning what the new things are and then sharing the intel with one another. Not many people have the time to keep track of it all. I appreciate the tutorial very much.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-07 @ 4:23 pm

      Bruce,

      We find it amazing how much we can learn from each other online. We love to share… and it’s so cool when what we provide helps others online.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the cool comment.
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  26. Carstarphen
    2010-08-06 @ 7:44 pm

    Hey Pat and Lorna,
    A lot of people need to learn how to do this. There are too many ghost faces in the blogging community…lol:) I think I will do a post and link to this one.
    J

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-07 @ 4:25 pm

      Jeremiah,

      We agree… the more faces we can see and connect with, the better. Thanks so much for passing this on… much appreciated.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  27. Joanna Sayers
    2010-08-08 @ 4:46 am

    Another fabulous tip and explanation from you guys. Gravatar has completely missed me so I’m off to catch up right away. How do you find out about all these things?
    Thanks again!
    Best wishes
    Joanna

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-08 @ 10:26 am

      Joanna,

      Glad to hear you’re going to get your Gravatar up and running… it will be so cool to see your picture alongside your comments! How do we find out about these things? This is Pat’s strength… he is our “Technical Wizard” 🙂

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

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  29. Linnea
    2010-08-11 @ 9:24 pm

    Hi Pat and Lorna,

    What a great post! Love the detail and information and down-loadable cheatsheet. I will be certain to share your post with others! Thanks and keep up the great work!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-12 @ 8:14 pm

      Linnea,

      Thank you so much for sharing our post with others. We love it that we can help others along our journey online.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  30. Eddie Espiritu
    2010-08-16 @ 7:13 pm

    Wow! This goes above and beyond any tip or explanation of how to maximize the effectiveness of a Gravatar profile.

    Thank you for putting the time into sharing this detailed, helpful information! Excellent content!

    Reply

    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-17 @ 9:50 pm

      Eddie,

      Thank you! And you are most welcome.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  31. Pat & Lorna
    2010-08-17 @ 9:51 pm

    Darcy,

    Look forward to seeing your picture up here next time!

    ~Pat and Lorna

    Reply

  32. Bill Cowan
    2010-08-19 @ 3:55 pm

    Two of the coolest people always providing cool tips. Thanks! I really do need to update my avatar and it’s one thing I don;t usually mess with. Maybe I can look younger? Now that would be a cool tip!

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-19 @ 7:45 pm

      Bill,

      Sorry, no tips on the fountain of youth (yet) 🙂

      Hopefully the info helped.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  33. Vanessa
    2010-08-20 @ 3:28 pm

    Hi Pat & Lorna,

    Thanks for the valuable information, I really need to spend some time getting mine set up. I’lve downloaded the checklist and will work on it when I get a few minutes.

    Thanks so much,

    Vanessa

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-08-20 @ 6:01 pm

      Vanessa,

      You’re welcome. Hope to see you up and running soon… would love to see a picture of you by your comments!

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

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    2010-08-20 @ 5:15 pm

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  35. Ted Hunsaker
    2010-09-05 @ 6:09 pm

    Hi Pat @ Lorna,

    Great Post about How to Use the Gravatar Features. I love Your Blog and the Value that you provide to the Blogging Community.

    Ted

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  36. Debbie Stevens
    2010-09-07 @ 9:59 am

    Hi Pat & Lorna,

    I have to chime in like the others and say that I didn’t know that gravatar was so much more than a pretty picture! You guys rock at organizing and presenting things like this. I know it takes some time and I know your efforts are greatly appreciated. Rock on!

    Reply

  37. Bryan McHeyzer@The Internet Intern
    2010-09-10 @ 11:01 pm

    Hi Pat & Lorna,
    This is my first visit to your blog but will not be the last.
    Thanks for youe comments on my blog.

    I thought you guy were called the coolest couple because of your cool picture:-)
    Now I see you have some cool information too.

    Great info on the use of Gravatar will go over and set mine up.

    Cheers
    Bryan

    Reply

  38. Melodie Kantner
    2010-09-11 @ 11:22 am

    Hey Pat and Lorna,

    Thanks for the video on Gravatar. I had no idea there was so much I could do with it. Wow. I’m updating right away. THANKS!!

    Reply

  39. peter chapman
    2010-09-13 @ 9:52 am

    Hi Pat and Lorna
    You always give so much great detail. You are to be commended for the step by step approach you lead your readers through the processes you recommend. I always learn so much from your posts…Thank you
    Peter

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-09-16 @ 9:04 pm

      Peter,

      You’re so very welcome… and thanks for stopping by.

      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  40. Valarie
    2010-12-09 @ 10:36 am

    Hey Pat and Lorna:

    Thanks so much for the great information on gravatars. You guys are truly good at what you do. I was wondering if adding your website in the public profile would also link your gravatar to your web address?? I wanted to get my gravatar to appear by my web address in the web address box. Can you direct me how to accomplish that? I’ve been searching for that answer for a while now.

    I greatly appreciate your help.

    Thanks
    Valarie

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-12-09 @ 11:18 am

      Valarie, the way Gravatar works is by using your email address. You would need to use the same email address on you website as you are using with Gravatar.

      Reply

  41. Jorge Vazquez
    2010-12-14 @ 8:02 am

    I never knew about Gravatar until I’ve seen your video.. Really good tutorial. Thank you for sharing this information.

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    • Pat & Lorna
      2010-12-14 @ 8:46 pm

      Jorge,

      Yes, Gravatar is a very powerful tool… definitely more than just a pretty picture.

      Thanks,
      ~ Pat and Lorna

      Reply

  42. Pat & Lorna
    2010-12-18 @ 5:17 pm

    Joe,

    Thank you so much for the kind words… and we’re so glad our information was helpful. Gravatar is so much more than a pretty face 🙂

    All the best in 2011… looking forward to staying connected.
    ~ Pat and Lorna

    Reply

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  44. Sherry Manison
    2011-02-13 @ 1:45 pm

    Hi guys,

    Appreciate your blogging about this! You have given me the direction to go! I’ve walked through the procedure, but the last comment I left on your other blog did not have my gravatar on it. I clicked on the “view your profile” link and I have a gravatar profile, but apparently it’s not showing up here. It’s not letting me put my own WordPress blog on it, either. Ok, enough of this! I’ve spent about an hour and a half trying to make it work. I think I’m done fooling with it for the day : ) Thanks for your blog, though. At least now I know where it is and hopefully what to do!

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  45. Sherry Manison
    2011-02-13 @ 2:03 pm

    Wait a minute! I commented on someone else’s blog and saw my avatar come up . . . let’s see if it does here . . . !

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    2011-02-15 @ 7:56 am

    Hi, I’m only commenting on this again to display my gravatar : ) Thanks so much for all you do for so many of us!

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  48. Lori Mooney
    2011-02-20 @ 9:38 pm

    Aloha Pat and Lorna,

    Thanks so much for this great video and checklist on setting up your profile in Gravatar.com. I had no idea that the application came with so much functionality! I thought it was just so you could have your picture show up when you commented on someones blog! So much for assuming – lol

    Great training – keep up the great work!
    Lori

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  49. Kerri Foster
    2011-03-17 @ 7:43 pm

    I must say I am totally impressed with your blog. Thank you for the gravitar training,. Keep up the good work.

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  51. Ceasuri barbatesti
    2011-06-22 @ 3:56 pm

    Don’t you think we have enough public profiles and we are complicating our lives with each and every account we create on different websites? Don’t get me wrong, I like gravatars but why do we need a profile on gravatar.com?

    Reply

    • Pat & Lorna
      2011-06-27 @ 12:06 pm

      Ceasuri, it always a choice! We were showing some of the benefits of having a public profile on gravatar.com.

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