Gravatar was recently acquired by Automattic and it lets you select a global avatar, which will be associated with your e-mail address. If you comment on any blog or website and use that email address, then your gravatar will be automatically displayed. I think that this is a big move and might outpower MyBlogLog soon.
Personally, I don’t use MyBlogLog much- it only acts as a journal of most recent visitors. All those links of communities, friends, fan etc. are too complicated for my understanding. I don’t think that I need another social-networking-like service.
Gravatar, on the other hand, is very easy to sign up for. I was surprised at the ease actually. You only enter your e-mail address and then Gravatar sends you a comfirmatory e-mail with a link that you click on to be re-directed to their website. Next, you choose an image (either from the web) or from your computer (in this case, they will let you crop it). And you’re done! 🙂
I’ve seen Ashish use it in his blog and never bothered much about it, until today 🙂 I’ve added the Gravatar plugin to my blog. So, your gravatar (and not your MyBlogLog picture or your WP.com avatar) will be displayed next to your comment.
If you still don’t have one, then I would recommend you to sign up for it because of the aforementioned reasons. 🙂
On a different note, I’ve made some more changes here. The ones that are useful to you are-
a. You can subscribe to the comments left here by checking the box “Notify me of any follow up comments by E-mail” when you respond or by using the Comments feed URL (in my sidebar).
b. You have the power to edit your comments (Yes!) for ten minutes.
c. Top commentators- the ones with the most number of comments- get displayed on my sidebar. A link to your blog is also included. So, that’s some link lurve from my side. 😉 Is that enough to make you comment?
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