I love shopping online – and I am certainly not alone.
There is a sense of thrill that I get every time I receive a package that I just don’t get when I am buying something from the shops. And then there are the discounts, which can not be beaten.
Now if you love to buy stuff online, you know this for sure – a website that looks dodgy, always turns out to be something that you would want to stay away from. Notice I said that ‘looks’. That’s the magic word.
On the web, how you look is how you project yourself to be. And you might not get a second chance.
But what is shopping online got to do with blogging? Yes, I am coming to that.
Looks can Break a Blogger – (of your blog of course!)
People buy stuff from sites that can be trusted. A professional image on the web is fundamental to creating trust, and getting the result you want.
Same thinking can be extended to the world of blogging. We are attracted to web pages that just look fantastic. Straight away we begin to the like the blogger, we feel if this person has spent so much time in getting the look – and feel – right, they must truly care about what they are doing.
We fall in love with their passion.
Their enthusiasm and love for what they do is contagious and we can’t help but get drawn into their worlds.
So yes, projecting the look that you think is the essence of your blog is crucial if you wish to succeed as a blogger.
I have also been working on the look of my blog for a while now, and the process have been anything but easy. While I am happy with what I have accomplished so far, there is still a part of me who wants to hire a professional to design my site. And I would if I could afford it. Who can blame me when these bloggers have set the bar so high. Although to be fair, all of them have been doing it for a few years now, while my blog is still newish – not yet one year old. Still, I know what to aspire to.
9 Blogs that are Pure Eye Candy
Really, I am blown away by the sheer beauty in their blogs. I actually prefer to go to sites to read their posts, although I am subscribed to each one of them so I do get their emails. Its just not the same thing.
So, here are my favourites, in no particular order. Check out their blogs to see what they are saying!
Balance in Me Anastasiya Goers’ blog
Momentum Gathering Katie Tallo’s blog
Live bold and bloom Barrie Davenport’s blog
Goodlife Zen Mary Jaksch’s blog
Reading for your success Scott Dinsmore’s blog
Zen Habits Leo Babauta’s blog
Write it Sideways Suzannah Freeman’s blog
Make a living writing Carol Tice’s blog
The Minimalists Joshua Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus’s blog
As you can see I mainly follow blogs on writing – and there are tons of them that are really good. I also follow some blogs on inspiration, and a few on minimalism. Undoubtedly, there are more out there that are just as divine. So tell me, which ones am I missing out on?
What sort of blogs do you follow? Which ones do you think are an absolute feast for your eyes. Which ones inspire you to give yours a makeover in terms of design and usability? Share the link, we would love to have a look.If you like this post, share and tweet. Many thanks. 🙂