Adding your picture

I’ve enabled Gravatars on this site, which means that a little picture will appear next to the name of each commenter. You don’t need an account on this site to have one; it is connected to your email address and will display on all gravatar-enabled sites (which include Gospeleer, Nate’s Southern Gospel Blog, Coomer Cove, Musicscribe, Phil on Southern Gospel, and, today, Burke’s Brainwork).

It is a fairly simple process to sign up for a gravatar; visit and follow the instructions there.

If you’d prefer a step by step video, there’s a handy one on Lauren Talley’s site, (And, naturally, the gravatar would also work there.)

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  1. You can add Burke’s Brainwork to the list of gravatar-enabled sites now, too. I finally found that blasted checkbox to turn it on. I’d been looking for it forever. 🙂

    • Great.

      Now are you going to get yourself a gravatar? 🙂

      • I have one, but for some reason I used a different email to comment here. I added that one too, but I’ll switch to my primary so it will show up. 🙂 Oops.

      • I see your smiling face now! 🙂

  2. I dunno, Daniel…my picture’s kinda scary. Can I use my cat, instead? She’s much prettier than I am! 😉

    • It’s your choice.

      I must admit my preference is for human faces, though!

      • Well, there you go, then. I’m the one in the red shirt. 😉

  3. I feel a picture beside the comment makes it that little more personal. It also helps people to identify you in real life, lol!

    • …just in case we ran across each other at a concert? 🙂

      One of us would have to travel quite a distance!

  4. I think this is a great idea. I agree that it makes this a bit more personal. Good going, Daniel!

  5. I don’t get it! lol

    • Maybe somebody doesn’t want you to!

      (Just giving you a hard time!)

      • I know you are! lol

    • Your head is huge…oh wait, that’s a shadow! :o)

  6. I was thinking of putting that little chimpanzee face as my avatar! LOL

  7. Just to put my opinion on record about this – I preferred the old format for the Comments sidebar. (Yeah, off-topic, but you don’t do open threads much!) I like being able to keep track of whether I’ve read the comments or not.

    It’s OK if I’m in the minority, but you’ll never know what I think if I don’t say so! 🙂

    • Amy – I agree. I prefer the old format, too. Unfortunately the plugin authors didn’t keep that one current, and I lost it in an upgrade. So rather than lose the area entirely, I switched to one that at least has that much.

      However, I plan to keep my eyes open for a plugin that restores that functionality in the future. 🙂

      • OK, thanks! I’ll just get to exercise my memory in the meantime. I thought maybe you were trying to save space. 🙂

      • No, just keep on the current version for security reasons. 🙂

  8. Okay… you finally made me do it! 😛

  9. Very Cool! I always wanted one of these.

  10. Thanks to everyone who added pictures! It will be fun seeing your faces with your posts!