Oh boy it’s been busy at The Media Maid. This is only half of what I have been up to! Loving it. There are some great blogs out there and some really creative people. I just help them set everything out better. I get a lot of people who also ask me to just pop in to their blog and fix the layout, add some buttons or menus. There has been a lot of that going on. Happy to help.
With over 200 million blogs worldwide it’s a tough market out there. If you’re serious about blogging a good design can make you. A bad design can break you. I wrote about my blog design tips here last week. Everyone is leaning towards crisp and clean designs with great colour combinations and small repeatable patterns (if any). Small narrow headers are all the go without a lot of scrapbook style graphics. Backgrounds are really simple to save on load time.
Last week I also wrote about how to back up your blog. Then I received an email yesterday asking me to see if I could help Lisa King (Lisa has lost her son and husband all within the last 4 months. You can read Lisa’s story here) as she has been having trouble logging in to her blog and was worried about hackers. Blogger had also noticed unusually high activity on her blog. We know because it’s a Blogspot blog, Lisa doesn’t technically own it, so yes, Blogspot can pull it down if they so wish. So whilst she had backed it up, there were still concerns about it all going missing. This is a stress! So last night I talked her through using this free service Blog Booker. It takes only a few minutes (depending on your blog size), but will convert your blog to a PDF. Lisa had 6500 pages! But it worked and she was so happy.
Ok, I’m off to do some more blog designing…
Have a great day! X