For many of us, we spend a great deal of time on our blogs and we put a lot of effort into making them perfect! One of the things many bloggers contemplate about is the decision to go custom!
We want our blogs to look great and have that special touch that makes them unique and one of a kind and this is how we end up questioning whether we should go custom or not!
So is it worth it? That depends! A new blog design has many pros and cons! Here are just a few:
A unique look that is all your own
A design that represents you and your blog
A layout that works best for you
The ability to have your blog set up exactly the way you want it
Custom design can get pricey
Custom design is more long term, if you decide your style or design concept has changed you are out the money you put into it!
Ability to make changes is limited
Overall, most people are beyond satisfied with their decision to go custom but mostly because it was something they put a lot of thought into and the time was right.
Before deciding here are a few things to ask yourself:
Are you on the fence?
When in doubt- wait it out! If you not not 100% sure then maybe right now is just not the right time! Give yourself some time to think about it- rushing into anything is never good and the same goes for custom blog design! Use your time to browse designers, look at other designs, and decide on what you really want -this may make your decision easier!
Are you ready to commit to the same design for awhile?
With custom blog design comes commitment! If you get tired of things quickly and need change often then it may be best to choose a different route, there are plenty of alternatives to custom design that can still get you a great look for your blog! For other options you can check out: How To Give Your Blog A Bit Of Style!
Do you have a clear vision of what you want?
There are tons of style options when it comes to custom blog design! Do you know what route you are looking to go? Do you want character illustrations, do you want a scrapbook look? Do you want a professional look? Do you want 2 or 3 columns, do you want a navigation bar? There is a lot to think abut when it comes to custom design! Sit down and list everything that is important you, research blogs to get a sense of styles and layouts that you like that you can reference when you find a designer. If you are not clear on what you want, wait until you are before going custom- you'd hate to find that what you thought you wanted wasn't what you wanted at all!
Is a custom design in the budget?
If not, don't go broke over it! Custom design can get expensive- if your budget doesn't allow for it save up. Designers will always be there and so will your blog so there is no need to rush!
If you have decided that you are ready to go custom you can check out or resource section for a list of great custom blog designers!
If you do decide to go custom, link up your blog we'd love to see it!