Blogging 101, Day Fifteen: Content Loves Design

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There’s a lot to be said about making a blog your own. You don’t want it to be like everyone else’s. You want it to be something that pleases you, both visually and functionally. You want it to be something that reflects its own purpose. And, of course, you want to make sure that it works.

Day fifteen’s assignment is to open the customizer and try out some new fonts and colors (and backgrounds and/or headers if you’re still undecided).

Creating a personality in digital form is an ongoing process, therefore it is something that you’re likely to come to again and again. A neon orange background may seem awesome at first, but likes and dislikes change with time and sometimes you just plain get sick of looking at something. Don’t repress yourself; if your blog isn’t making you as happy as it once did, play with it! Even amongst the free options, WordPress is highly customizable.

And I will also add to keep functionality at the forefront of your mind while playing around with appearance. You might think that a particular color combination looks really cool, but your readers may find it too hard on the eyes and stop visiting. Also keep your eyes open for glitches, such as link text that is the same color as your background (thus, invisible).

Long story short, have fun and make your blog your own, whilst keeping in mind that you want your readers to still be able to enjoy your content. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Blogging 101, Day Fifteen: Content Loves Design

  1. I am *so* picky about blog design. It takes me ages before I finally settle on something. I definitely agree that customization is a must, even if it’s just a little bit. I have a hard time reading blogs that have the same exact theme as a million others I’ve seen. A little tweak or color change here and there really helps!

  2. This past week I stupidly decided to overhaul my site design. It took me two whole days! One day to customize the layout, actions, fonts, graphic effects, and colors. Day two was going through almost 1,000 posts, adding and/or fixing the featured images. Silly me. I won’t be doing that again for awhile…

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