This is a comprehensive guide to Gravatar, why it's important and why you should start using it today...Do not hesitate to use your logo as a Gravatar. As I said above that there’s a big movement in the blogging world about showing your real face to people, and If you’re that shy of using your own photo, then you can use your logo to represent your site just like Ileane from BasicBlogTips.com and Glen from ViperChill.com does.
Comment I left on this post:
Hi Ehsan Ullah,
First I want to thank you for bringing up this topic and it was nice of you to link to my blog in the post.
I want to clarify something you said though. The only time I use the logo as my gravatar is when I’m commenting on my own blog. I also use the logo for my avatar on my second Twitter account for @basicblogtips
I started doing this because I felt like I already have a huge image of myself on the sidebar and I wanted to remind people that they were on my blog. So this way I reinforce the branding of the blog too.
Personally, I would never use a logo to comment on other blogs but I agree with you that it is better than not having any gravatar at all.
Another point I want to add (once again it’s just my opinion) I never liked the options that WordPress provides to us for commenters without a gravatar. I think they are really ugly and this is why I use the blank one instead of the gravatar logo or mystery man (monsterID and wavatar are the worst).
I see some bloggers using a plugin that will allow them to upload a customized image but I think that is a waste of a plugin. It’s like giving people too much credit. That’s why I leave it blank. Because in my mind not having a gravatar is = no branding OR no clue. lol