i hope this helps some of you.
you may have noticed that there is this small pic/symbol on the tabs and address line when you open this blog. when you see my blog listed in a blogroll of another blogger, there is the personalized picture, too.
a favicon should help to increase your blog's recognition value and uniqueness. you should choose a symbol or picture that is representative for your blog.
this is how i did it (credits to everyone else, i just followed some tutorial).
since the favicon is so tiny, you should choose a picture that is simple and clear (i know, mine is not, but i liked the idea so so much! ;) ). it should have a high contrast and bright colours.
i have just cut out a square part of my header picture of the Gloriosa blossom watercolour i did.
then uploaded it on a favicon generator (i used this one: http://tools.dynamicdrive.com/favicon/ , but this is also nice: http://www.favicon.cc ). you might need to downsize the photo to upload.
the generator will create a .ico file that you can download.
recently, blogger has launched an own favicon gadget, where you want to upload your .ico file and it's done!
EDIT: it seems to work with normal .png files now. just needs to be square sized and 100kb at the most. you can skip the whole favicon-generator then!
before, blogger made it real complicated to integrate an individual favicon. one had to upload the favicon to a hoster, than adding the code into the html and it still wouldn't show in blogrolls. this gadget finally makes all this possible quite easily.
furthermore, i added some small changes to the sidebar to make informations more easily accessible on the blog. i don't know what to think about it yet, somehow i find it to be a bit overloaded now. maybe i was just putting too much thought into this topic and you haven't even noticed yet lol. do you use the sidebar to navigate at all?
i need your opinion on these, please.
first thing is, i changed the label-cloud into a list. they were getting too many and too confusing. but on the other hand they take quite much scroll-space now. how would you like it better?
secondly, i've added linked pictures to informative posts of the past (like the brushes post, the brow post etc.). should i keep it? should i toss it?
additionally i have added a list with information about my skintone and -type, most foundations i tried with the shades and how they matched. i think this might be informative for some, but is it worth being kept up in the sidebar permanently or should i just doing this as a blog post?
i would love to hear your feedback.