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In my opinion, your blog design is just as important as your content. Now, I'm no designer, but I am a marketer, so I can identify with great design and what makes great design work! Here are 5 tips to lead you down the right path. 

//Create a vision board. Before hiring a designer, you should really think about how you want your blog to look and feel. What colors do you like, what elements would translate beautifully onto paper products or even within blog elements you plan to add at a later date. 

//Hire a designer. Unless you are the king or queen of design + development, hire a designer. There are a great deal of designers out there who don't charge an arm + a leg. You can even purchase blog templates starting at about $25 on Etsy. Hire a designer or purchase a template. Just do it. 

//White space is your friend. White space definitely makes the blog more visually appealing. Everything will look organized and streamlined. Your reader's eyes will move naturally along the web page versus darting to and fro trying to figure out what's going on. 

//Left align or justify your text. Seriously. This makes for a cleaner look overall within your blog posts and makes it easier to read. And while we're at it, stick with a few fonts, a few being 2 or 3 to be used throughout your blog - header, sidebar and blog posts. Anything more and you're doing the most. 

//Keep your sidebar as neat as possible. I've seen several posts on this very topic and I have to agree-blog award buttons and link-ups do not need to set up shop in your sidebar, just my opinion! I did have mine there at one point and then I removed them. I think if your sidebar is overflowing, then it's time to create an "As Seen In" page and a "Link Ups" page. 

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  1. Great tips! I've been thinking about a make over for my blog and I'll keep these things in mind! I love the design of your blog! :) Have a great week!

  2. Great tips!! I def agree with the white space! It makes your blog looks so much cleaner and professional!

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  4. Thanks! I thought these tips would be helpful, especially for those new to blogging.

  5. Hi there! I'm glad you liked the tips and thank you! Have a great weekend!

  6. White space is something so many people forget, so important!


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