Your blog is your home and as such, should be decorated to reflect your personality. By effectively designing your blog, you can really stand out from other blogs similar niches. You can engage your customers, capture attention and ultimately make more sales. in this post I want to share with you lots of ideas on how to design a blog. From visual imagery, infographics, wordpress designs, media designs and more. I hope you will find some interesting information to help your design and brand yourself effectively.
You’ve heard the cliche before, a picture speaks a thousand words blah blah blah. And it does. It truly does, but there is much more to the visual appearance of your blog than making people thinking it looks nice. Patrik Dholaliya writes extensively on visual imagery in his post the use of visual imagery over at the Famous Blogger site. In his post he talks about the importance of maintaining consistency and also ensuring that the visual aids that are used on a blog are relevant. Knowing how to design a blog, also comes down to ensuring that your brand is consistent and congruent across all your posts and pages. how relevant are the pictures to the subject matter? Are you giving your readers a mix match?
Whilst we all want our blogs to look nice we need to really think about what we want the design to do, what is the call to action you want your readers and followers to do as a result of being attracted to your site?
There’s more to knowing how to design a blog than images
Whilst pictures are extremely important for capturing the attention of the busy readers flicking from webpage to page. The detail of an individual blogs overall appearance is very important. Take for example colour. What does a colour say about you and your brand? Is it easy on the eye? is it remembered for all the right reasons? Have you thought about font, you may need to do some shopping around but you can find some fonts that will really connect with you and your brand. Take typekit or Google fonts API
How to design a blog effectively is also based on how readable your site is. Even the words you use on your site will be part of your overall design. Are you using the right words? Are you attracting the right kind of following? Your blog needs to be designed in such a way that people feel invited to participate on your site and then compelled to stay a while. You can find more wordpress design tips in this post by Pamela Wilson over at CopyBlogger.
How to design a blog that is mobile (and other platform) friendly
One other thing you should take in to consideration is whether or not your blog is compatible for people that read your blog on their phones. People reading from their phones will spend more time on your site than those on a web browser so it makes sense to ensure that you are providing them with a blog design that enhances their experience whilst on your blog. The question is do you just need a responsive blog design or a mobile friendly one? Find out more in this great post by Danny Brown
Infographics for injecting killer design on your blog
I really love infographics, because they are really attractive – and a well crafted one, with lots of great information will actually help reduce your bounce rate and make them stick around for a little longer. If you are not that creative – you use some really great services such as Picktochart, Easel.ly, Visual.ly.
But if you don’t have the patience you could hire someone to create infographics for you. They are great to conceptualize difficult subjects, show the break down of facts and figures, tell stories and journeys and so much more. Feel free to use my services tab above to request infographic design.
So there you have it, some great resources to go check out to help you find out more about how to design your blog. Whilst blogging is more than just knowing how to write a good blog post you do need to give consideration to how you present the words on the page.
What’s your best way to find inspiration for your next blog post? Have you got any good ways to get your brain cells buzzing? Please comment and share this post if you have found it useful.
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