Another thing you’ll want to do now is to think about your blog’s design. First impressions count for a lot so you’ll want one that says something about the type of brand you’re trying to create and that helps you stand out in the crowded blogosphere.
While there are many thousands of free themes out there, this is an area that it can be well worth investing in. If you chooe a premium themes, you’ll be secure, fast, have good search engine optimisation, will be designed for mobile as well as desktop, and be easy to install and customise.
The premium theme supplier that I have used over the years and highly recommend is StudioPress. I’ve used their themes in the early days of numerous blogs and love their design but also support.
To be honest – the design part of setting up a blog is the bit I find hardest. The other option if you’re super serious is to hire a designer to do a custom design for you. But that is likely to cost you some significant cash to get a reputable designer and so a them is probably the best place to start. You can start with a design that we later look back on and cringe a little at. The main thing is to get set up and evolve from there.
My key tip is to choose a simple, classic and clean design that you can add a simple logo to to make it a bit more individual and then get on with blogging!