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I have been very interested in a service allowing people to show an Avatar image next to their comments that they leave on weblogs. It adds a nice personal effect to the comment. When I finally found out where to upload an image of myself I found out that they are not accepting new users…what gives?

This is where Blogatar comes into play. Blogatar gives weblog authors (or any type of web author) an easy way to retrieve images for people commenting on their site. Non-weblog authors will love to have their image on file for when they comment on weblogs that are using Blogatar.

Even though Blogatar is designed for weblog use, I am sure there are a million other reasons to use it and I am excited to see what direction it goes!

Uploading Avatars:

On the left-hand column of the Home page is a simple form asking for your email address and an image to be used as your Avatar. Before filling out the form, read through the list of “Things to consider when uploading your Avatar to Blogatar”. After you have submitted an image, an email will be sent to you with a link to review the image. Click on the link and view the uploaded image. You will be able to Accept or Reject the image. Once you have accepted the image, the image will become your new Avatar (overwriting older Avatars you have used in the past). It is that easy!

Retrieving Avatars:

The retrieval of avatars is as simple as calling a web address. The best way to explain this is to show an example URL and then go through each part of the address.

http://www.blogatar.com?email=7cda6d72dea143444196485cb8fc6b2c&size=100 &default=http://nalod.com/images/defaultExample.jpg

The parts of the URL are as follows:

For now, that is all it takes to retrieve an image from Blogatar. I am sure new (optional) variables will be added to the URL in the future to give more features!