Posted by Brian Connole | 12/04/2009 | blog, Blog templates, blog topic, bloggers, blogging tips | 0 comments »
Day 4 of the "Build A Blog Workshop" is on finding a great blog template. Finding which template to use for your blog all depends on what your blog topic is. For example if your blog topic is Barbie Doll Collecting, then a pink blog template would probably be something you would want to consider.
Another piece of advice that I want you to think about is, do not use a template with a black background. Templates with black backgrounds look cool, but reading white words on a black page is hard on the eyes. Plus you don't see to many successful and popular blogs on the web, that have a black background.
What you need to ask yourself is, do you want people to take your blog seriously? If you do, then you can never go wrong with a simple, white, plain looking template. Is your blog about poetry? I have come across a lot of poetry blogs with a tan background and soft colors.
You want your blog to match what you're blogging about. Remember you can always change your template. However, you only get one chance to make a first impression. Research shows that people visiting a website or blog will leave within 10 seconds if something doesn't catch their eye. So make it look good and don't just pick the first template that you see. Look at 20 or 30 of them before you make your choice.
Make sure to check back tomorrow for tips on which blog settings to use. Until then keep working smart not hard and as always, good luck!