By now you have probably seen all the really cool people with pictures that show up next to their comments.  And I’m sure you are insanely jealous.  Well now you can have your pictures show up every time you comment!

The best part is, it’s the easiest thing in the world (even if computers scare you!).

Just follow this simple guide and you will be recognized by everyone in no time!

Step 1 – Create a Free Gravatar Account

Head over to and sign up for a new account.  It’s free, and only takes a few seconds.

*Note: Be sure to use the email you plan on using when you comment on World Next Door.  Don’t worry.  It won’t be shared!

Step 2 – Confirm Your Account

Once you’ve created your account, Gravatar will send you an email to confirm that you aren’t just a robot or something.  Click the link in the email and your account will be confirmed!

Step 3 – Upload a Picture of Yourself

Finally, head back to and log in to your account (you’ll find the log-in link at the upper left side of the page).

Once you’re logged in, click on “My Account,” and then on “Add an Image.”  Choose a picture on your computer that you like, upload it and crop it.

And then, presto!  You’re all done.

Step 4 – Comment on World Next Door Articles!

Now that you’ve set up your Gravatar, your picture will always show up next to your comments.  Just be sure to always use the same email address when commenting.

Any problems?  Questions?  Feel free to write us at and we’d be glad to help you out!

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About the Author: Barry is the founder and Executive Director of World Next Door. A storyteller, traveller and giant nerd, he lives to compel suburban Americans to get engaged with social justice and find their place in God's kingdom revolution. His ultimate dream is to adopt a pet monkey named Kevin.

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  1. Amy Sorrells said... 


    June 19th, 2009 at 2:06 pm  

    Did you have to post this so Penny won’t look so much like Dave?!? LOL!

  2. Annie said... 


    June 19th, 2009 at 10:10 pm  

    Oh yeah, now I can be cool too. (By the way, I ended up on this site via a link on a Ukraine adoption blog. I forget which one now, but someone had linked to article on the Romaniv boys orphanage. I’m really enjoying this site)

  3. Dave Rod said... 


    June 26th, 2009 at 2:19 pm  

    Aren’t we all thrilled she now looks like her gorgeous self?

  4. shelli said... 


    October 27th, 2009 at 11:29 pm  

    I prefer to be stealth, like a ninja

  5. KIm said... 


    January 13th, 2010 at 11:11 am  

    just testing to see if my new avatar shows up…

  6. francis amonde said... 


    March 16th, 2011 at 3:56 am  

    Was just wondering whether someone out there would be willing to help me reach out to orphaned kids in Kenya.Anyone up to the challenge?Text me on:+254 723 921 080.

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