Create your own Favicon in Blogger

This is a cute way to individualize your blog. If you look at your internet browser while browsing my blog, you should see a heart shaped rock against a turquoise background. Ta-da! That's my new favicon.

Installing a favicon has always mystified me but Blogger makes it easy. If you have a blogspot account, here's how to get one.

  1. First, decide on an image that will work. You want something that will identify your blog to others in their bookmarks or favorites. It has to be something that will look good tiny. Something without too much detail and one main subject should work.
  2. Next resize the image to 20 px square. You can use Photoshop or Picnik, which is free and easy to use. Save the image to your hard drive.
  3. Instead of logging into Blogger like you normally do, go to the beta link for Blogger- Blogger in Draft. This is the new site for blogger where they test all the new, cool functions. You can use it as your regular login page from now on, too, if you like.
  4. Go to your blog's design section where the Layout is. On the top of the layout on the left side, click on "edit" next to the word Favicon. Now upload your 20 px file from step 2.
  5. Hit save. Ta-Da! Admire your awesome new favicon.

3 comments:

liza said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PIECE OF ADVICE...Can you tell that I'm a little excited about this? But seriously thank you. This is one thing I haven't been able to figure out to do on the blogger templates. Can't wait to start experimenting.

Judi FitzPatrick said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and dreaming with me for a bit.

And thanks for sharing this new feature. Will give it a try very soon!

Peace, Judi

A New England Life said...

I had no idea it was that easy! Thank you, Mary!

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