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12 Must Have Blog Design Tips For Your Blog

By Jan 23, 2013July 8th, 201458 Comments

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Are you looking at your blog design day after day wondering how to improve it?

Or maybe you are just starting out and overwhelmed by the number of choices you have to make when creating the best blog design possible.

Read on to discover our top twelve must have blog design tips for bloggers.

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Blog Design…It Matters

A well-dressed blog can maximize your assets and show off your personal style. It’s what grabs a reader’s attention and makes them want to get to know you better.

So what goes into a fabulous blog design? We’ve got 12 secrets to share with you:

Understand How To Talk the Talk

Before you dive into creating a new blog design, you definitely need to have a working knowledge of the different pieces and parts that make up a website AND a vision of what you ultimately want to see when you turn on your computer.

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The more you know about the direction you’d like to take your blog, the easier you make your (or your blog designer’s) job.

Get Your Fundamentals On

Each element of your blog design is important and should be used to its fullest extent in terms of navigation and functionality. Ultimately, you are creating a series of doorways into your blog, so that your readers may discover not only your earth-shattering content, but also the rockstar photos you are taking of your morning coffee on Instagram or how to subscribe to your newsletter.

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Be sure your blog design is holding the door wide open to your readers with these tips…

And when you’re finally ready…

Go Be Fancy

One of the great joys of blog design are the inevitable tweaks and improvements you can add to make things better, bigger, and just plain more pretty.

And we do love pretty, pretty things round these parts.

If you are still looking for inspiration, be sure to check out our Blog Design Pinterest board, where we are continually on the hunt for fabulous!

About Francesca

Francesca has an extensive background in content marketing, public relations, and social outreach. She oversees all Operations at Sway Group, including our robust metrics capabilities. Prior to joining the online world, Francesca oversaw viticulture and oenology at various wineries in both California and Italy, and managed regulatory affairs and facility approvals at the biotech company, Genentech. Francesca has been featured on CBS Sacramento and Food Blogger Pro’s podcast. She has also hosted an AMA webinar and spoken at Social Media World.