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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To WordPress by Susan Gunelius

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What Is a Favicon, and How Can I Get One for My Blog? (WordPress.org)

A favicon is a small image that appears before your blog’s URL in visitors’ web browser search bars and next to your blog’s bookmark listing in their browser bookmarks or favorites drop-down lists. Favicons help people who have a lot of saved bookmarks or favorites easily find your blog in a long list. They also make your blog look a bit more professional.
 
To add a favicon to your blog, you first need to create your favicon file, which is a 16×16-pixel image. Once you have your favicon file, you need to convert it into .ico format and name it favicon.ico. Fortunately, a number of websites automate the conversion process for you. I’ve used the Dynamic Drive FavIcon Generator ...

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