I recently got around to adding a favicon to my blog. Have you noticed? I was surprised at how easy it was to get it accomplished!
Some of you may be asking, “What on earth is a favicon?” The word stands for “favorites icon.” It is an image displayed in the web address bar and also a favorites menu. If you have a site on the Blogger platform and you haven’t added a custom favicon, the automatic default image is the Blogger symbol - a white capital B on an orange-colored background.
I switched out the standard Blogger icon with a customized one of a rabbit. (Marty, my official blog greeter, did the choosing.) If you look up in the web browser address line, you’ll spot the little cutie in front of my blog address.
The hardest part of adding a favicon is deciding the image. Because it is so small, it needs to be a very simple design. The image also needs to be square and sized no more than 100KB.
Once you have your design prepared, go to Blogger’s Layout control panel. The favicon block is shown in the upper-left of the layout. Click on Edit.
The Configure Favicon screen will pop up next. Choose the file stored on your computer and upload it. Hit the Save button. That’s it!
It may take a little while for it to show up, so be patient. My rabbit favicon took about a day before it finally made its appearance. And, if you ever change your mind and want different design, you can go back to the Layout screen to edit.
I see that some of my blogging friends figured out how to do this little customization long before before I did. The new Blogger interface makes it as easy as pie. Like I said, the hardest part is figuring out what picture to add! Logos of flowers, animals, and initials seem to be the most popular.
Have I inspired you to give it a try on your blog?