Make Your Blog Pretty. Learn how to find the right theme and look for your blog and why making it pretty is so incredibly important. Plus get free styled stock photography.
Okay, so you have followed my 3 Easy Steps to Start a Blog. Now what? Well now we get started with all the good stuff. The pretty stuff. After you have set up your blog domain through Bluehost, it is time to get your blog up and running and looking all pretty and ready for the world.
What you have to do now is to decide on which theme you want. The theme is incredibly important because this will determine the look and feel of your blog. So have a look at a few other blogs to try an get an idea. After all this blog has to represent who you are, so you really want to try and make sure that you get the right theme that will truly portray YOU! That is why it is so important to make your blog pretty.
You could start off with a free Wordpress theme, I did it and many others have done it. But I feel like that might have actually been one of my biggest mistakes when I started blogging. I was not willing to invest in my blog (and myself) and therefore my blog took a whole lot longer to grow and I also never quite felt like the blog actually represented me.
So if you do have a little extra money, invest in yourself. Having a beautiful theme for your blog right from the start makes such a huge difference, it draws more traffic in, it helps with your SEO and most importantly it will really help you to make the your blog into something that you have always imagined it to be.
The theme I currently use is the Brunch Pro theme from Shay Bocks which you can buy on Studio Press. It is beautiful, responsive and so incredibly easy to set up. The thing I loved the most about this theme is that you don't just buy it and then you're completely left in the dark. Nope, Shay has set up a whole range of tutorials to help your through every step of the way. She shows you step by step how to set up the theme as well as all the other little things. It really is an incredible theme.
One of the other themes that is great is the Foodie Pro Theme, this theme was built exactly for Food Bloggers and is one of the most customisable themes there is.
These two themes are mostly aimed at food bloggers, but they will definitely still work for any other type of blog. Shop around on Studio Press a little. They have an incredible range of Wordpress themes for all kinds of blogs.
Once you've chosen a theme and set it up. You're all ready to go. All you have to do know is start adding some fabulous content.
I'd love to see all your beautiful blogs. So drop a link to your new fabulous blog down below in the comments so I can check them out :).