Layout Of Your Blog – Blogging For Beginners

November 11, 2013 at 7:40 am

Learn the basic layout of your blog with blogging for beginners

Besides having a good keyword enriched name for your wordpress blog and knowing what you will write about is just the beginning but a good beginning. The layout of your blog is just as important as the content.

There are some important aspects that you must make sure are available to your visitors.

Some of the things you need to look for in a good layout -

A nice but not overpowering header. Some people get these ‘big’ headers and you can’t even find the content until you scroll down. This is annoying to visitors. Keep your header small and your headline should state exactly what your blog is about.

An easy to read and follow navigation of important pages on your blog. Keep your navigation short you do not need to have all your pages on your navigation.  With most WordPress layouts now, you can create specific navigation menus for the top of your blog, sidebar, and footer. Keep it simple !

The size of your text and the color of your text is very important. It has been shown over and over that having a white background with black text is the easiest for visitors to read. The size of your text should be 12 to 14. Do not think that using fancy styling will make your blog look better, in reality it makes it harder for visitors to read.

If you are going to have a sidebar, it is recommended that you put this on the right hand side so visitors can see your content right away. Keep your sidebar clean and again easy to follow and understand.

These are just a few things to consider when considering the layout of your blog. Keeping these tips in mind while looking for a good wordpress theme will make things much easier for you and your visitors.

Don’t spend a lot of time on finding just the right layout, there are thousands of free or paid themes out there. Keep in mind it is very easy to change the look of your blog with a click of a button anytime you want.