When designing your blog you need to make sure that the design is just right. Now before I get into the details it’s important to know that you don’t need to be a professional designer or programmer to get this done. There are plenty of free resources you can use to get nice blog templates or if you have cash on hand, you can easily hire a designer for a few hundred bucks.
The importance of blog design is all to commonly overlooked. If you have too much going on and the design is far from simple, you will have a hard time keeping readers. A clean and simple blog will find more traffic as well as maintain current readers.
There are many reasons that keeping your blog simple is the best way to go. For one thing, not all of your traffic will be viewing your blog from the same browser. Many different templates and layouts are designed for only certain browsers. Find designs that are compatible with any browser. Keep this in mind before designing an elaborate blog.
Your blog should be very easy to navigate through. This is crucial, as your readers will give up if your design is complicated and hard to navigate and read. Keep your plugins to a minimum, as they can slow down the loading process, as well as look unattractive to your readers.
Consider the following when thinking about your blog design:
FIRST, KNOW YOUR OBJECTIVE – Ask yourself, what’s the goal of your blog? Does my site match my goal?
YOUR ABOUT ME PAGE IS CRUCIAL - Your about page should start with a picture of
you. What more will your readers learn about you and about your goals with your blog?
FONTS AND TEXT COLORS – Do not use red text over black background. Use readable fonts like serif.
PICTURES AND VIDEO AND RICH MEDIA - If you’re blogging in text, consider using photos and video. They add something to a reader’s experience.
Try these simple design tips and you will have a nice, clean and simple blog. Along with this you will find new traffic and keep your existing readers.