When creating a blog, it’s important that you get the look of it right. The first thing anyone is going to notice when they come on your page before they even begin reading is the theme, and if it’s an unattractive/undesirable one then there’s a chance that the person will leave the page before they even reach your content.
There are a lot of websites throughout the web where blog themes can be found (TheBuckmaker included), and although choosing a theme can be very difficult; you need to make sure it suits your intended topic before you even start thinking about the writing.
Are you looking to have a traditional blog layout, or do you want a magazine style for example? Is it a 2 column theme you’re after, or is it a 3 column format that you’re searching for?
Performing a simple Google search can be of great use, but unless you’re quite specific in your search then there’s a chance that you’ll spend far more time than required in searching for the right theme for your blog. Don’t just do general searches; make sure you narrow it down, tell Google exactly what you want, ‘best 3 column WordPress themes’ for example would be a far better search term than simply just typing ‘WordPress themes’, and will likely get you more results that you’re actually interested in.
There are some excellent websites out there supplying blog themes, Web2feel.com for example has some absolutely beautiful WordPress magazine style themes, and FalconHive.com has some cracking examples of some of those themes converted for Blogger.
You won’t always find a suitable theme available for free; it’s certainly worth scouring the web though, and determining if the perfect theme is out there for you without cost. Pay for a theme and you will be able to bag yourself the perfect theme, it’s always worth taking a look at the free options though; there are some great themes available, and if you haven’t got the budget to pay for a premium theme then the free ones are your next best option.
If you underestimate the importance of choosing the perfect theme for your blog then it’s likely that you’re going to miss out on readers. To impress your readers then your content obviously needs to be excellent, and creating quality content is the most important thing of all when it comes to blogging; choosing the right theme is essential also though, and if you’ve not chosen the right theme then you could be putting visitors off and damaging your readership/maybe even losing out on subscribers.