Go here ( http://www.epgsoft.com/VisitedStatesMap/ ). Mark your visited states. (Everyone has different criteria.) Select a "Small" map size. Select "JPEG" format. Save it on your computer where you can find it in the following step. On this forum, go to "Settings" (upper right of page). On the left, go to "Edit Avatar" under "My Settings". In the middle, go to "Option 2" under "Custom Avatar". Choose "Browse" and find the file you saved previously. Repeat until you like the results!