People who know me, know how obsessed I am with designs. I can get very excited about beautiful covers, but I can also get super enthusiastic about Blog Designs. Some of you might know that a few years ago I actually also designed blogs. When I realized that my skill level does not satisfy my own high standards I stopped and let more professional designers beautify blogs.
What I want to discuss today is how important a good design is for the success of your blog. This post might be very subjective because everyone likes different things so, keep this in mind while you read on.
I kept obsessing over the Bookworms layout until I found Twani from Forever Designs who created the most beautiful layout for us. It was much more than I could have ever imaged and I’m thrilled and excited every day I look at it.
And even after more than a year I am still very much in love with it!
A layout should reflect your personality and theme of your blog!
I think a layout should have something from your personality and the theme of your blog. We here are the Bookworms are very romantic at heart, but at the same time we modern, laid back and like things to be clean and organized. I think Tawni captured our essence perfectly with the romantic book in the header, the beautiful watercolor elements but then, the font is super clean and we have a plain white background!
As we are spending so much time on our blogs and with our Blogs I think it’s also important that we like to look at it.. But, that might be just me!
I look twice at beautiful Blogs!
I’m being honest, when I stumble upon a blog with a beautiful layout I stop and look around. When I love the design, I am more inclined to check out the blog. I also admit, that some blogs which do not appeal to me visually I move on instantly.
That might be shallow from me, but is still very much true. Design and Beauty matters to me. It also shows me that a blogger is dedicated and cares not only about their content but also about the rest.
Of course, the content it what matters the most in the end, but often a blog must catch my eye first before my mind as a chance to catch up.
My favorite Book Blog Designs
I absolutely adore this design and it is sooooo fitting to Elena and her style! One sees directly that the blog has something to do with books because of the small bookish elements but at the same time this blog includes a lot of music! It’s different and unique!
Perfection!! Book Chick City – we see a city in the header and the awesome Urban Fantasy chick. Sure there is no book, but it’s in the name so I don’t care! Love it. The colors are awesome and the rest is super organized , structured and clean!
Seriously, one of the prettiest designs out there!!! It’s so damn beautiful that I would love to stare at it constantly!
Ah… what would be one of my posts without Jenny. I love her layout because it so perfectly fits her. She played a lot with different fonts and it#s both clean but also romantic, flourish and whimsical. the layout perfectly reflects Jenny’s personality and review style!
How cute is this?!?!??! All those pretty books lying around, and the girl reading? I bet without having read anything from her blog that she loves all things paranormal?
Parajunkee is just perfect in branding herself! This is a site for grown up and .. she loved all things paranormal, right? The name together with the girl and the blood tells me exactly where I am right now!
Ashley has just the perfect design for her blog and for herself! It’s funny, cute and a little crazy exactly like her! So yes the Zombie Queen perfected her layout!
Book Blog Designers
There are a lot of amazing and talented designers out there. Often, they are Book Bloggers themselves so they put a lot of love and passion in their designs and understand a book bloggers needs!
- Forever Design (Sadly, not taking orders right now!)
- Imagination Designs
- Evie Bookish
- Icey Book Designs
- WordPress Theme only : Creative Whim - this is not a complete design, but it’s a good start to get a great looking website! All you still need then is a Logo or a Header
So tell me, which Blog Designs do you love most? (…please link them in the comments, I’m excited to check them out!!)
Do you care about a design of a blog, or do you not care at all? Do you also tempt to run away from a blog where you do not like the layout?
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