I have scoured Active Rain's walls to find 15 fine examples of blogs that have a new and improved branded" look. I encourage you to click and open the examples below, to see in detail what others have already done. You will notice that some blogs have a look that is simpler, for they have been designed by "beginners," while others look more complex, because they have been created by seasoned designers. DON'T BE INTIMIDATED!!! It is quick, easy and fun to create a great first impression blog. If you need some basic instruction to get you started? Here are links to four blogs that will guide you along...
- Brad Carroll (who created the ActiveRain Customizer) first wrote this post: ActiveRain gives the "Green Light" on Customizing - ActiveRainCustomizer.com
- Margaret Woda put a great deal of time to author this excellent and informative post: Dumb Real Estate Agent Finally Gets It
- Jeff Turner, that techy guru and zen master, also chimed in with this post: Editing Images For Your Customized ActiveRain Blog
- AND these Instructions are from Brad's blog outside of Active Rain. These are GREAT instructions too. How to Redesign Your Active Rain Blog!
Again, this is just a small sample of all the creativty taking place, if you have created your own masterpiece... please post a link to it in a comment below. I am sure others will love to see all the fresh new looks being shown in the Rain.
Finally, I have to say that these visual changes all call to mind the stager's mantra... "First impressions matter!" Funny thing is that what my fellow stagers and I have been saying now doesn't only apply to how a property looks when it is selling in the marketplace. First impressions now also matter when you are presenting/selling yourself in your blog.
So go and tap into your inner Monet... and enjoy yourself as you create a Impressionistic Blog Masterpiece.