Would you like to know where to find beautiful blog themes? Whether you have a new blog or planning to give your existing blog a beauty makeover, visitors make up their minds in seconds, whether to hang around. In a world where thousands of (pretty boring and uninspiring) blogs are started each day, a pretty blog theme can be just the ticket, to have people stay to find useful information.
Local blogs are easier to build traffic, especially if you write well, with a pretty simple design. Good local blogs like The Cornish Life and A Lady in London have tens of thousands of followers. You could even ‘niche your local blog’ (nature, wildlife, sustainable fashion, vegan eats etc).
Custom design is very expensive, so why not choose one of these pretty themes? All you need is WordPress hosting and a domain name at LCN (around £50 a year) and a trip to Beautiful Dawn on how to keep your blog secure (Updraft is a good free plug-in, and download Really Simple SSL).
People read slower online, and don’t like lots of ‘blog clutter’. So get rid of the flashing banner ads and pop-ups, edit your content down, break long posts up with paragraphs and H2 headings, and include a pretty picture or two. You can find more pretty themes at Creative Market & Etsy:
- Restored 316 offers a yearly Shimmer Pass for all themes
- Code + Coconut for pretty unique themes, very affordable
- Beautiful Dawn for simple themes: minimal, pretty or fun!
- Hearten Made offers gorgeous themes, visual indexes
- 17th Avenue Designs for gorgeous & premium themes
- Gillian Sarah offers stunning photography themes
- Coded Creative for simple pretty themes
- Bites to Brand for simple themes, your readers will adore
- Bluchic has nice themes for services & shops
- Sky & Stars has nice affordable themes (also for Blogger)
- Blog Pixie for super-cute feminine pink themes
Design Your Own Blog
Style Anything is an online course, if you would like to style your own blog, using a basic theme. This designer holds your hand to create a brand new website (designing one of her own themes beyond recognition). You’ll learn how to change fonts, font sizes and colours of text, and basically be your own website designer, with a base theme. The course includes a CSS cheatsheet, so you don’t have to search for code online.