Do you know what a favicon is? It’s that little image next to the address bar. Mine is the While He Was Napping logo. This is actually really, really easy to change to your custom image. Back when I changed mine I had to copy and paste all the code and put it in the template and everything. Blogger now lets you change it and makes it super easy.
Here’s the How:
1) First, you need to set your dashboard to Blogger in Draft. You can do this by going to your dashboard. Scroll all the way to the bottom and under the Tools and Resources heading in the middle of the “Other Stuff” you will find the option to use Blogger in Draft. Blogger in Draft is the beta for all the new features that Blogger comes up with before they are officially part of Blogger. The downside of this is that the new features don’t always work. Once you’ve set it so you are using Blogger in Draft, head to your design tab. At the top of the page elements is the little favicon edit option. Click it!
2) This window opens up. When it does, click the chose file button.
3) Open your image editing software of choice (for me, that’s Photoshop) and construct an image. Typically between 16×16 pixels and 32×32 pixels. You may have to play with the sizing. I did mine big since it’s easier to resize smaller than it is larger.
4) Go back to the blogger window and upload your file. When it finishes, make sure you save the widget. And that’s it. Easy peasy, right?!
If you have trouble using blogger’s method, check out this tutorial that has great step-by-step instructions to do it yourself. There is some coding involved, just so you’re aware.
UPDATE: You may also want to know that favicon customization doesn’t work in a Chrome browser. The option is not available yet. However, it will work in Internet Explorer and Firefox. I don’t use a Mac, so I don’t know if it’s an option in Safari or not. The majority of my traffic is from users in an IE browser (47%). And another 24% are using Firefox. Only 14% of my visitors are using a Chrome browser (which, ironically, is what I use). To me, it’s worth having my personalized logo visible to that 71%, even if some people can’t see it.
Enjoy your new favicon!