The way my blog looks expresses what I believe my writing to be: simple and to the point.
I’m a sucker for all things minimal. Even though my personal blog is full of color, I still prefer the classic look when it comes to professional sites, and a black and white color scheme achieves that. Read Adam Clarke’s, “8 Blog Design Tips to Make Sure People Stop to Read Your Content to help you with your theme choice.
The simplicity of my theme allows the photos on my posts and my sidebar to stand out. Instead of subconsciously glazing over the photos, your eyes will actually be drawn to it.
The two-column feature organizes my content in a simple way. You’ll know to look for my content on the left and other networks to connect with me on the right.
The typography is clean and crisp and does not distract the reader from the content at all.
That’s the only downside to this theme: there’s not much you can do to change its layout, color or font. But I think that’s also its strong-suit– it’s cohesive and it doesn’t give you the option of changing things that will take away that cohesiveness.
To spice up the theme and still make it my own, the sidebar is really what I customized. I added my own menus, an Instagram photo carousel and a collection of a few of my pins on Pinterest.
It added color, dimension, and me in it– & making sure everything you do has a little bit of you in it is a theme that could never go out of style.
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