Gravatars: An Extremely Fun Thing You Can Do With Prairie Dog Now

Dog Blog commentators have probably noticed the big blue “G” logos besides their names. Those thingies aren’t decorative; they’re placeholders for Gravatars. What’s a Gravatar? You know how you have a profile picture on your Facebook page? Same sorta idea!

To get a Gravatar, go to, upload the photo or illustration you’d like to represent you (the rules of good taste apply), and link it to the e-mail you use to comment. If you link it to a unique e-mail, your Gravatar will only appear on Dog Blog. If you link it to an e-mail you use for commenting on other sites, for instance Yahoo hockey pools, your Gravatar will appear on multiple sites. Either way, you have control over where your image goes.

Another bonus of this: we’ll all know at a glance that you’re really you.

Over the next week, all of Prairie Dog’s regular bloggers will get Gravatars (or I will murder them!). Me, Dechene, John Cameron and I think a few others already have ’em. Dog Blog readers can join in the fun! Or not! But I wanted to alert you all that we’ve made fun available. Because that’s what we do here.

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

16 thoughts on “Gravatars: An Extremely Fun Thing You Can Do With Prairie Dog Now”

  1. Welcome to Gravatarland! It’s like Candyland but instead of candy there are Gravatars!

  2. It says I have to sign in with wordpress or create a new account. Stupid Gravatars.

  3. I wanna crop my face a little differently. They present you with a square shaped “gravatar” but prairiedog uses round frames.

  4. Orange Cats , striped or not ; are the worst tempered of this particular sect/cult of feline.

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