Have you ever been left scratching your head every November, when the hashtag #NaNoWriMo pops up all over your Twitter feed? The slightly confusing abbreviation stands for National Novel Writing Month; a challenge that sees writers aiming to tap out 50,000 words throughout month of November. The event has spawned a multitude of spinoffs, including NaBloPoMo, National Blog Posting Month, the goal of which is to post a blog post every day in November.
So, if you’re thinking about taking part in NaBloPoMo (try saying that five times in a row without messing it up!) why not give your blog a facelift while you’re at it? Redesigning your blog can really help to reinvigorate your passion for your site, as well as help bring in a new audience, who are seduced by your shiny new theme.
We’ve put together a list of five of our favourite themes that would be perfect for anybody looking to give their blog a new look. So, what do you think?
A full responsive design, WordSmith is a clean, elegant theme that’s perfect for those looking for a minimalist layout with no needless extras or messy sidebars.
With an eye-catching turquoise and black colour scheme, Hatbox is a pretty theme with ribbon detailing, perfect for beauty or fashion blogs that are looking to elevate themselves and create a sense of online branding.
I don’t think there’s a better way to sum up this theme than by using the description from the developers themselves:
‘Not long ago, a team of super developers and designers said to each other, in a desperate tone: “But how come most blogs are ugly? We can do better, there’s gotta be a better way.” and the idea of Zephyr (Which also means airy and somewhat easy) was born. So the “soldiers” started working and came up with a design that’s so simple, it has no distractions, clear defined hotspots and great functionality for everyone to enjoy and even help save some time!’
A great choice for anybody looking to take their blog from a hobby to a profession, StartingUp has a traditional blog layout, as well as portfolio option (for any budding photographers) and an ecommerce option, giving users scope to branch out and create a blog shop.
Crisp and attractive with clean lines, Blue Times is a chic theme that’s perfect for lifestyle bloggers, who want a creative aesthetic that doesn’t divert attention from their content or images.