|Thank you "room*6" and "Today's Fabulous Finds" for the tips!|
A favicon is that small icon (picture) next to a website's address. It appears in your browser's address bar next to the website name. In the photo above/below, the favicon is a star.
So to make a favicon for your blog, simply choose a tiny picture. And when I say tiny, I mean tiny! Then follow the instructions on blogger under the 'Design' and 'Page Elements' tab.
I had a hard time deciding what to use. Also note the image must be a square.
It took several tries for me realize that image needed to be very simple. Otherwise when it is shrunk to the 16x16 size it becomes impossible to decipher. Words don't work because you can't read them at that size. So think of an image or maybe even one or two letters.
Even this rose ended up looking like a blob.
Finally I decided on this little flower. Very little detail- really think 'icon'. I found my flower on picnik under the 'stickers'. I also used picnik to resize it down to 50x50. Then blogger did the rest.
It will take a few days for the favicon to show up, so keep your eyes peeled for mine. And if you are a blogger, add a little personality to your blog with a favicon of your own!
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