To have your own blog, to be independent and not tied to one place, but to be able to work at a digital workplace and earn money from your hobby, be it travelling, DIYs or something else. This is the dream of many people. But without a goal and a mind, just writing away at it can quickly backfire. That’s why we have summarised the most important tips for designing your blog here.
All beginnings should be designed simply
To get started, it is best to use a simple, basic template for the blog. Many may be concerned that this will make the blog look too bare and simple. But a simple, classic template can also look very nice and makes it much easier to get started. A dark font on a light background makes designing even easier. A graphic or image in the background can quickly distract from the actual content of the blog and causes extra work, as the post and the background always have to be adjusted to each other. You can think of it like an empty desk top, where the best way to keep track of what’s going on is to have a single bright colour.
Colour combinations for a touch of personality
Between the countless blogs that exist on the internet, it is important to inject your own personality into your blog. This way, it becomes unique and distinctive and stays in the reader’s mind. To find the right colour combinations that also fit the blog’s theme, you can use a colour scheme generator, for example, or think about which colours best represent you and your blog.
The header forms the first impression
The first thing that the reader of the blog sees and that leaves a lasting impression is the header. It should therefore be large enough to be easily visible and yet not take up the entire screen. The header is also something like the business card of the blog and the person behind the blog and should therefore be designed accordingly.
Use simple and clear fonts
Ornate fonts, or fonts that look like handwriting, are very nice to look at. Unfortunately, however, they are difficult to read, so that the reading flow is too slow and disturbed. Therefore, simple and clear fonts should be used. They give the blog a tidy and clean appearance and are above all reader- and user-friendly. However, for headings, quotations or buttons, it is perfectly conceivable to use more playful fonts. All in all, however, there should not be too many different fonts within the blog. Of course, the text itself is even more important for a blog than the font. It is not only ornate fonts that can disturb the flow of reading, but also annoying spelling mistakes that you will come across again and again while reading. That’s why the written texts should always be proofread and, ideally, checked by a programme for spelling errors.
The sidebar and the menu
The sidebar and menu guide the reader through the blog and should therefore fulfil and list all the important points. From the home page or any sub-page, the sidebar and menu should take the reader to all the important places within the blog.