A well done blog is one where its easy to read above anything else. The layout of a website is a reflection of the designer and the content producer. Getting your message across means thinking about the person who will be reading it first. A busy background, non complimentary colors and too much eye candy can get in the way of your blog being its best.
There are a lot of themes on Tumblr choose the one that suits your personality. Your theme should help you communicate what you want to say in the best possible way.
I changed the color scheme of my blog and added a couple of pages. The color I chose was TARDIS blue from the TV show “Doctor Who” and made the background 100% black. I have added a couple more stories per page. There is also a new blog graphic on the sidebar at the top. I hope you like these changes and that it will be easy on the eyes.
I changed my blog theme to Effector. I chose to invert it and give it a 4 color scheme of solid black background (which I can change) maroon accents, blue links and gold links in the sidebar. I think it looks very spiffy. Give it a viewing when you can.
As a blogger its important to see how my blog looks on other computers. No two systems are configured alike. How your reader interfaces with your site is important because if they can’t read it they are less likely to come back for a return visit. I used an iPad to see how my blog looked and it translated well on that platform. Now I need to check it on Windows and that should assure me that it works well.
Things you can check for is font size, margins, colors and just how it looks at a glance. The saying goes “the devil is in the details” is right you can make a statement by how your blog works with others. Too many blogs have unreadable font sizes, bad color contrast, over-sized graphics that impacts the theme, too much eye candy and more. Take a look at a site made in the 90’s to early 00’s you can tell who has taken the time to design their site effectively. If you want to embed music in your blog make it an option for the end user to play that music after they land there the first time.
Yes its your blog but remember its a part of you but making it a hospitable place to visit on the Web can get you plenty of visits.