Custom Design vs. Pre-made: What’s Right for You?

Picture this: after years of visiting your favorite blogs everyday, getting inspired by their beautiful content, commenting on their thought-provoking essays, and forwarding your favorite posts to friends, you decide it’s time. You want to start your own blog, too!

First, that’s awesome! Blogging remains one of the best outlets to make your voice heard and build a space where you can let your creativity run wild.

One of the most common things we see with new bloggers is a ton of excitement around what their site can look like visually. With so much time spent on other (often full-time) bloggers’ sites, it’s common for a blogger to want their new project to have beautiful branding, unique page templates, and all the fun bells and whistles, too.

But this brings up one of the conundrums we deal with most often: if you’re a brand new blogger, do you need to spend a lot of money on a custom website?

9 times out of 10, the answer I give prospective clients is no. Today, I wanted to share why pre-made themes are usually the better bet when you’re just starting out, along with a few solutions for newbie bloggers. Plus, I’ll also share when it does make sense for a brand new blogger to invest in a custom site! Here goes: Keep reading “Custom Design vs. Pre-made: What’s Right for You?”

Ask Us Anything!

Recently, we put out a call for Ask Us Anything questions over our newsletter and social media channels. Today, we’re excited to share all the responses to your burning questions! Most of your inquiries focused on blogging and blog design, and we’re excited to dive right in… Click on through to read the questions and all our answers!

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Our Favorite Font Customizer Combinations

Let’s talk fonts again! Did you know <em>press offers a Font Customizer plugin, which easily lets you change out the fonts you use on your site? While we built it with ease in mind (knowing most people haven’t spent a ton of time learning about and using fonts), with so many choices in Font Customizer, we know it can be tough choosing which ones to pair together! So today, we thought we’d share some of our favorite combinations.

But first, a few things to keep in mind when you’re assigning your fonts: Keep reading “Our Favorite Font Customizer Combinations”