The One with How to Change Your Favicon


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The latest and greatest blogger feature - which more people are finding out about on their own but just in case you didn't know like I didn't until a couple weeks ago - changing your favicon! What's a favicon you ask? It's the small icon or image that appears next to your blog URL at the top of your web browser.
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It also shows up in reader, bookmarks, certain phone apps, etc. It, like, defines you in a tiny little nutshell! They're super small so you have to think of/design something mini that you love and want to represent you. Mine is just a scripty "E" for Evans. I've seen hearts, stars, initials, orange slices, colored pencils, flowers, leaves... really anything is possible as long as it's visible at 16x16 pixels. So here's what you gotta do:

Go to your Blogger dashboard and click on Design.
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Lo and behold, there's the new feature right there on the top left side under "Add and Arrange Page Elements"! Click on "Edit" by Favicon.
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Choose the picture/image/logo that you've designed (make sure it's less than 100 kb) and save that baby!
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Sometimes it takes a few days for the change to take effect, but patience is a virtue and soon enough your blog will be extra hip!


PS - Can I share a little toot? (As in, something I've accomplished, not flatulence :) - someone bought one of my calendars today and when I was writing the address on the envelope I noticed it was going to a suite called ETSY in Brooklyn, New York. I looked on Etsy for their contact info and it was the same address! Someone from Etsy bought one of my calendars! When I inquired further she said it's for a book club exchange. Feelin' pretty happy about that! I've got lots of calendars still in my etsy shop if you're interested. Anyways, that's my tooty-toot!
Paige Taylor Evans © // Quinn Creatives DESIGN