Good morning loves!
I'm so glad everyone seemed to appreciate yesterday's post on how to host a virtual challenge. I, for one, definitely appreciated all of the feedback I got from you! As I mentioned yesterday, I want High Five Friday to continue growing in popularity, so all of your suggestions and comments are very helpful! Thank you!
Today, I will be recapping the second presentation I attended, Blog Design Bootcamp, which was led by Julie from Savvy Eats.
I was really excited for Julie's presentation as I would like to give A Dash of Meg a bit of a face lift!
To begin, Julie addressed the "must haves" for your blog:
- a search box
- contact information
- subscribe buttons
- an about page with a photo of yourself
Julie also spoke about blog themes which made me particularly happy because I have always wondered about free themes (what I am currently using) vs. premium themes which cost money.
Julie said although premium themes do include a cost, they are much easier to customize. She also noted that premium themes offer support forums which are also very helpful if you have approach issues with your design.
Some of the sites that you can visit for themes are diythemes.com or woothemes.com.
Some of the key points I remember from Julie's presentation are:
Keep it simple!
Only have the essentials!
So, that brings me to what's happening with A Dash of Meg?
I am currently in contact with a blog designer who with be helping me with that face lift I have been wanting for quite some time now! A Dash of Meg won't be undergoing huge changes, but I would like to make my blog look more clean, comforting, and welcoming!
One thing I can promise you is that my theme colour will definitely contain purple hues
I hope you enjoyed this recap from HLS! I'm going to finish watching Kelly Live, get ready, and spend the rest of my morning volunteering!
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**Don't forget tomorrow is High Five Friday and I am still accepting submissions! Please send me your high five to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be featured in tomorrow's post!**