I’ve had this current blog theme on this blog for a year now.
It’s SEO friendly, plain, simple, but very effective. You get sick of looking at the same thing day in day out though… i’m sure you guys feel the same. I feel it’s time to jazz things up a bit and follow the likes of Shoemoney, John Chow, ProBlogger and Tyler in re-designing my blog, making it more pleasing on the eye.
No way am i paying $500+ for a blog design 🙄 I’m not made of money here! But i’ll see what i can manage with a budget of about $100. I have a bit of cash built up now in my paypal account from my monthly earnings so i’ll re-invest that in this blog.
The main problem i have with the current theme is the sidebar – it’s not enough space… with more and more widgets and links and crap on the go, it’s getting to the stage where the sidebar is becoming cluttered with too much crap.
The page width is also set at about 50%, so i’ll open that out to about 75% and instantly have a bit more breathing space to accomodate the headers, sidebar plus the main body of text.
I’m toying with the idea of getting a logo done up, but i’ll have to put more thought into that. I’m VERY fussy about design and looks so this could turn out to be a very long and expensive process
Whatever the case, i’ll be making changes around here – hopefully to coincide with my 1 year anniversary as a blogger on this blog (Nov 12th), so watch this space 😉