Thursday, September 6, 2012

New to Blogging? Read This!

So you've just started your new blog. Congratulations! The next steps are to write a post, have people comment on it, possibly reply to their comments (because you are a nice person), then have them subscribe to you, and then get lots and lots of page views, right?
Wrong!
The next step is to put some time into designing your blog, and that means heading over to the Template Designer. There are two ways to get to the Template Designer; go to Layout and then click the link that says Template Designer, or go to Template, and click "Customize".
Once you're there, really take the time to choose a good template, and remember that within each "style" are multiple templates for you to choose from. For example, you can see in the photo above that the Awesome Inc. style has six different templates to choose from.
But when you're designing your blog, you're not just limited to choosing a template and then being stuck with whatever designs the template designer has chosen. You have the opportunity to change the font of your tittle, the colour of your words, even the colour of the links you put in your posts (before and after they have been clicked). These features can be found in the "Advanced" tab in the Template Designer as seen in the photo above.
And once you have your blog looking all pretty and sophisticated, choose the layout of your blog. This will be a little harder after you have just created your blog and won't have any posts to help you visualize the various layouts, but try your best anyways. Remember, you can always go back and change the way your blog looks.
So those are the real first steps you need to take after creating your new blog.
Once you've finished designing the template you can then move on to creating an "about me" page, designing a header that is custom made for your blog, and then maybe writing some posts.
Good Luck!
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1 comment:

  1. How do you make the labels of a post not show? Also, how did you get your about me paragraph over to the right? Thank you!

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