On my old (two days ago) wordpress.com site I had a favicon, it was great, simple to create easy to upload...
All I had to do was go to Settings, General, upload a pic, crop it right in wordpress, save.
Now...I try and do the same thing now that I've moved to an external host and (still using WordPress software - 3.4.1) I can't do the exact same thing??
Apparently, based on scraps i'm reading here, I have to create some weird ico file and insert it into some root directory on my website (my what?), and make sure it's in the right place, blah blah blah...is there an "easy" way to do this, like the old way??