Whether you’re just beginning with blogging or have been around a while, Blogger is a platform that shouldn’t be overlooked just because it’s relatively free. In fact, that’s the very reason you SHOULD look at Blogger as your platform.
Benefits of Blogger Sites:
First of all, I mentioned the primary reason most bloggers start with Blogger as their platform, and that is cost. Hosting your site on Blogger is free, so you are able to have a nice looking site without a high price tag. Many bloggers begin with a DIY site, and that is totally fine. That’s how we learn. I paid for my first site in 2012 and have redone my site about annually since! (I like to keep it fresh.) I recommend purchasing your domain (.com address) versus the blogspot address. It does look more professional.
Another benefit of a Blogger site is the ability to customize and have most of the bells and whistles found on other platforms. I primarily use templates from Georgia Lou Studios which are laid out in a very clean, fresh way. You can see some of the sites I’ve done on the Portfolio tab, If there is something special that you’d like added such as a customer comments feed or recommended books carousel, there are slots available within the themes to be able to add widgets you like.
Finally, Blogger is easy to use. If you can type a paragraph and insert a photo, then you can use Blogger. As you learn more about blogging, you’ll find it gets easier to add more pizzazz, but the key is sharing the content and building a following.
Once you’ve decided that Blogger is where you’ll begin, you’ll need to do the following:
- Decide on your template
- Pick your color scheme
- Decide your theme (clip art or photos)
- and Choose your fonts
I also strongly suggest looking at your favorite websites and blogs to pin down features that you want. Do you want a slider or not? Bright colors or calm colors? What widgets will you want to include and where? Look at Georgia Lou’s demo sites, but once you have it narrowed down, you can always message me to get an idea of the pros and cons to different templates. I’ve worked with almost all of them.
Sign Up for a Design Slot
Once you’ve got an idea of what you’d like, then the next step is to schedule a design slot. To do that, simply complete the form below to help me prepare. I’ll get in touch with you when I receive it and confirm when I’ll be doing the site.