So far we are having fun at the 30 Days Blog Upgrade Eduspace. We've been introducing each other to our blogs and setting up our first committed blog. As I had expected everyone was gung ho to tinker with their blogs. Therefore the question above and a few others resonate with today's post, "Blogalicious Templates, Free & Upgrade."
One thing that took Christian Fiction Blog to a new level a few years ago was changing the layout to something unique. There are so many blogs out there, and unfortunately many of the book blogs look more boring than a public library design wise. While others have so much book graphic clutter that it hurt your eyes to focus, so you give up and move on.
- Wouldn't it be nice to have a blog, readers love to turn to to find a great book?
- Wouldn't it be nice to have a blog designed in a way that readers actually stick around and read excerpts and reviews?
- Wouldn't it be nice to know that your blog represents what's special about the story you want to share with the world?
When I launched the blog I picked the white minima design that was offered through Blogger. I am a big fan of white space and black text. My aesthetic is toward a clean design. I guess my architectural background may be to blame. I also believe that it is important for readers to be able to see your text. As more internet users use their mobiles to log on, it is important to note that good design isn't just about the blog being pretty, but it being user friendly, especially on the eyes. For a while I transitioned from one Minima template design to the next. Last year, however, I changed the game and picked a clean, hipper XML design with a universal color palette that also honored my need for white space.
I think the red, white and blue has taken good care of Christian Fiction Blog. But I'm also a free spirit. I don't like to get too attached. Christian Fiction has had this design far longer than the others, so it's time for an upgrade.
Before I make a change I want to chat with you about your blog template and design. For next to nothing you can customize any blog with very little knowledge of code. So don't worry. In fact, I will not break down graphic design how to's, the html color map, defining design & layout terminology, or the power of Corel and Photoshop. Nope. I' m talking free or dirt cheap, easy and super easy upgrading.
Let me introduce you to some free downloadable template sources for your blogs and some blog layout divas and divos who can upgrade you.
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