Today in Blogging University I am looking at my baby, my blog, and auditing its brand.
What the heck does that mean?
Today’s assignment: audit your brand — look at all the ways you communicate information about your blog, and make sure they’re consistent, focused, and say what you want them to say.
Michelle W, WordPress.com
This is something I have worked on for months. I love harmony and so I want my blog to be inviting, easy to navigate and beautiful. (After all, I have to look at my baby dozens of times a day!) I tried a number of themes before I settled on the one I have now. I am happy with the font, the colors and the responsive layout. Little by little I’ve refined it and at this point believe it is a good representation of me and what my blog is trying to do. It sets off my photographs and is welcoming and uplifting visually (I hope).
I’m now in the process of unifying my ‘look’ around the web. So places like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, etc. as well as my storefronts have a FireBonnet continuity to them.
I think I’ll take Michelle W’s advice and “Customize your widget titles and comment prompt.” I like some of what I have, but I think there is room for improvement, some of it is pretty generic.
One last thing that really bothers me, and I’m not sure how to fix it, is that my title and tag line (which I love) are really hard to read in my header. Argh… I can’t find anywhere in my theme that I can fix the font size and color there. Honestly, I’m not sure people even know I have a tag line! I may have to figure out some HTML or CSS (Greek to me) to do this.
So goals for this assignment?
- Unify look across all my social sites.
- Rewrite a few of my widget titles.
- Research how to alter the header title and tagline. (Notice I said research… I’m not promising change anytime soon!)
Thanks for listening to my classwork… 😉 . Please feel free to skip any Blogging 201 posts if this topic isn’t your cup of tea. I perfectly understand. I just find it helpful to publish my goals to make them real for me.
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