What better way to spend new year day than to create a logo for the blog? I've noticed that logos are popping up on more and more sites but I've never found them particularly useful. That is until I started reading feeds in FeedDemon. FeedDemon supports favorite icons and will display them next to the feed name. This makes navigating my subscriptions much easier as the feed itself now provides me with a visual cue by which I can remember particular blogs. Naturally I wanted one for myself :)
I like the Technorati logo very much so I took cue from that in creating my own logo. The simplicity appeals to me a great deal. Usually I try to stay away as much as possible from PhotoShop, for my own sake as much as others: Pushing pixels just isn't my thing. Give me some angel brackets and semi colons any day of the week instead :) In spite of my limited pixel skills I'm pretty happy with how the thing turned out. I wanted to create a fav icon only but when I first got going I figured I might as well do a larger version for an actual site logo.
In case you were wondering I created the logo using PhotoShop and used a service from Chami.com to generate the favicon.ico file. You need to clear caches in Firefox and Internet Explorer in order to get the file to display. IE had me do this in spite of the fact that no icon was actually showing.