How does the color of your blog impact your visitors?

Color of your blog

Okay, time for another Feedback Friday post.

Saint Patrick’s Day has everyone thinking green, so I thought it might be a good time to expand on what Tom revealed earlier in the week, which was how to use color to bring your blog to life … something a lot of new bloggers tend to ignore as they juggle everything else during the start up of their first blog.

Today, I want to build on that topic by taking a look at your blog and logo and providing you some feedback, whether your logo was created in a logo design contest or by a graphic design agency … if you’re up for it. Submit the URL of your blog and I’ll check it out and post some honest, blogger-to-blogger feedback.

If you want to see a few Feedback Friday posts before ou submit, Check out 10 seconds, reason to revisit, and last week’s about SEO.

How does the color of your blog impact your visitors?

If you’re like me, you’ve thought about how some of the most popular blogs employ a splash of color in order to create a more unique, branded experience for readers. If you’ve spent any time reading about blogging, then you’ve probably noticed that both ProBlogger and Copyblogger employ a darker red, which sends a passionate vibe to many. The awesome thing about this part of blogging is there’s no right or wrong way to go about selecting a color. My friend over at Blog Tyrant uses gold, which I don’t think is used anywhere else. Here at Fuel Your Blogging we use a deep orange, Kiesha over at WeBlogBetter uses green, and over at CreativeBlogger I use teal.

So where do you stand?

Submit the URL of your blog in the comments below and find out what a visitor feels from the color you’re using.

If you need help, check out the definitive color wheel over at Fuel Your Creativity.

Chris Rice is an SEO with Sachs Marketing Group. He writes about WordPress themes, plugins, and services for entrepreneurial bloggers at CreativeBlogger. Get more from him on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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