Friday, December 10, 2010

Professor Frootbat : What the heck is a Gravatar?

Hello friends! Professor Frootbat here. I was looking at my friends blogs the other day and posting comments. I got to thinking, why is it on some blogs my comment photo is NOT a photo of Busby and I? 

Um, Mom, you cut my frootbats off in this photo. Duhr. 

Sometimes it looks like this:
This looks like a snowman with frootbats and whiskers.

And sometimes it looks like this:

A T-Rex behind a Christmas tree?

I puzzled and puzzled and then I Googled. I discovered that there is something called a Gravatar. A Gravatar is a Globally Recognized Avatar. That means it's a thumbnail photo of you that works for Word Press and other blogging platforms. 

If you go to this website, you can get your own Gravatar. It's free, it's safe, and it's easy to use. You will be able to upload your photo and then the next time you post a comment on one of the non-Blogger-based blogs, your photo will display with your comment. 

That is Professor Frootbat's lesson for today! 
Have a happy Friday!
xoxo, Raymond


  1. MOL - that "snowman with frootbats and whiskers" is the generic Gravatar my human created for my blog! She was too lazy to do something cool, so she took the regular generic Gravatar (the snowman) and crudely drew on it in Photoshop.

    I'm sorry - I can't stop laughing! Now her stupidity is all over the internet!

  2. We often wondered about that. Thanks for the lesson!

  3. That is cool! We didn't know you could get a universal avatar! You're handsome AND cute, Raymond!

  4. I has a Gravatar. I am pretty sure!

  5. MOL @ Sparkle! That's too funny!

    This was a great lesson, Professor Raymond! We'll check out the link, see if we want one!

  6. I wondered about this an I'll see if I can get Kassey on there. She's on here but not on WP. Thanks for the info.
    That's a cute photo, Raymond even without without your frootbats.

  7. Thanks for explaining that, Raymond. We have a gravatar but we didn't know that's what it was called.

  8. Mol at Sparkle! Our mom thought the fruitbat snowman with whiskers was kinda clever...

    We wondered about the Gravatar thing. Thanks for the explanation! Have a great weekend! We thnk ours is gonna be rainy...

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

  9. thank you for that wonderful lesson!
    I am going to try it right now!

  10. Cool!!!!!!!!! Thanks sweet friend....we will definitely check it out.

    Happy weekend to both of you and your moms. xxxxxxx

  11. Very cool indeed, I did not know that!!!

  12. Thank you, Professor Frootbat! Mommy will have to do that for us. Soon.

  13. Fabulous Tip! The DR. is certainly IN! Thanks Professor! :)

  14. Thanks for the information. There are still some blogs where my picture won't show up, though.

  15. We wondered how to get rid of that gravtar. Thanks Professor Raymond!

  16. Raymond, Thank you !...That's great tip : )

  17. Thank you for the great tip Raymond...although mom can't stop laughing at Sparkle's comment!


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