The Essential Free Design Resource for New Bloggers; An Introduction to The 52 Blogs Project
Back at the end of last year I took a long hard look at what I'd achieved in 2016, what I'd learned, and what I wanted to achieve in 2017.
As part of this process I wrote a list of what I'm good at. And what I enjoy doing. What One Thing I would do all day if I didn't have to do boring adult things like pay my mortgage and buy food!
My One Thing is Blog Design. I love it; I love finding photographs, matching fonts, making colour palettes, designing logos, even the initial brand planning. I love all of it! But I've always allowed the fact that I'm not a Graphic Designer, that I'm not 'trained', put me off doing anything about it.
But not this year! This year I started the Badass BizMums Brand Shop on Etsy and I've been busy thinking of other ways I can help cash-strapped DIY designers like myself, while still making some money.
And last week, I had an excellent idea of how I can do just that.....
So, what do you do when you already have a blog, just started an Etsy shop and have a family to look after?
Why, you start another blog of course!
Which is what I've done. Welcome to The 52 Blogs Project!
What is The 52 Blogs Project?
52 Blogs is a Blog Branding and Design project where I will create and share a new Blog design every week.
Using a self hosted WordPress ‘test site’ I'll actually create a Brand new Blog identity every week and then share the Behind-the-scenes Branding process in a weekly blog post and video.
And every week the completed Brand identity will be available as a OOAK Complete Blog Starter Kit!
What's the point of 52 Blogs?
Oh there are soooo many reasons I'm doing this!
What better way to show you how your blog will look using a Biz Mums Brand Kit than to show you?!
What better way for me to improve at designing Brilliant Blog Logos and Brand Kits than practising?!
What better way to show you that you are capable of making your Blog look amazing on a budget than to show you how?!
And...... I get to start a whole new Blog Project. Every. Week!
Why a whole new blog?
Again, there are several reasons I've chose to start a whole new blog for The 52 Blogs Project.
- It's a very specific, single niche project and I want to keep it separate from the more general resources on this blog. I will share a link to the weekly 52 Blogs Project post and I'm looking forward to sharing what I learn about WordPress and the more technical side of the design process.
- I've been wanting to set up a WordPress website for a long time and this seemed the perfect time and the perfect project to do it with! WordPress is the preferred blogging platform for most Bloggers and I want to know first-hand what you need to make a WordPress blog really look good!
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