I added some code so now some of you have cute little pics next to your comments. If you don’t, you might be saying, hey, how do I get one of those cute little pics (a.k.a. avatars) next to my comment?
Go to the above-mentioned gravatar.com site and sign up for one! The first time I tried, for some odd reason it rejected my email address. Now, no one uses that email address except me. So, I ruminated for a week, then I went back in, and I used a different email address. That one let me in. I could sign up and add a user pic of my choice to be associated with that email address. Then it let me add another email address, so I added the one the system had previously rejected, and happily, this time it took the email address I use on all blogs except my own!
Today my little froggie that I designed for Parshat Vaera and the froggy song that goes with the Frog Plague showed up on Haloscan comments and on WordPress.com blogs. My paint brush pot showed up on my own blog, because I associate it with a different email address.
A good size for an avatar is about 100 pixels by 100 pixels. If you upload a photo that is a perfect square with the dimensions of 128 pixels by 128 pixels, it will size that avatar down as needed.
If you try this, I’d be curious to hear how it goes!