A Few Words of Caution About ‘The Best Blog Design’
Why You Should Not Get Obsessed With “The Great Blog Design” Syndrome
Scenario: Anywhere in the first three months of blogging
When I began with Writing Couch, the biggest challenge for me was to launch a lovely blog that dazzles. Had I focused more on dazzling with content, the better it would have been. It is not that I am complaining but it is something which I have learnt in the past 4 years.
Your blog design is something which evolves over the time with your blog. Having a great blog design is not that much indispensable as putting evergreen and well researched content is in the initial days of your blogging life. You can also give a look at these essentials for launching a blog for further guidance.
Also, a good and tailored blog design costs a few bucks. If you have set up a budget plan for your blog then mark the target-blog-revenue to reach when you will be spending on your blog design.
If you are like me and enjoy in designing, customizing, tweaking, testing, deploying and getting new WordPress themes custom designed then let me warn you, it is a death-hole. Yes, it is very inspiring and feeds your creative appetite but in terms of any returns to your blog traffic and promotion, it just simply doesn’t matter.
A simple theme from the free WordPress theme repository is as good as any heavily-paid-for theme.
When You Should Start Considering to Upgrade Your Blog Design?
Scenario: Fast forward to 6 months or better, one year.
So, you have started to make a trickle of cash out of your cow and it is well past the days when it was only about the never ending drill of finding keywords, writing great content, tweaking content, posting, commenting on other’s blogs and keeping your fingers crossed.
Ok, so this is the time when you seriously need to consider giving your blog a professional revamp and major uplift. A great blog design is a term which exists but a more applicable term is an efficient blog design.
It is so because we are the dwellers of a digital place where past is the world where mansions, castles and palaces impress.
Size does not matter.
Speed does! Efficiency does! Deliverability does!
So, every wise blogger around the blogosphere has or is aiming to have a web or blog design which offers fast speed, efficiency, decreased load time, reduced server requests and better conversions.