FOUR THINGS I LEARNT RE-DESIGNING MY BLOG

 

1. Its harder than you think,

You see all these pretty blogs and think sure I can do that! Well theres SO much stuff that goes into redesigning a blog that I’m *still* not sure what certain stuff means. I really struggled after purchasing my ‘domain name’ to actually move my blogger site over. I’ve got most of the stuff I wanted done now but there’s still a few issues I’m working on.

 

2. Google will be your best friend.

It really will be. Turns out, there’s some really helpful people out there and Google Help Forums are genius!

 

3. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

I think many people hire someone to do their blog re-design for them, but for me, I couldn’t really afford that. I bought my domain name for about £6.99 (pay monthly) from GoDaddy (they are super helpful too by the way). I then purchased a theme from Pipdig for £39 and that was kind of all my costs. So all in all, under £50 which I think is *really* good! If you can afford to hire someone and don’t fancy the stress, I would still probably recommend it. Especially if you don’t have the time it takes, which is a lot!

 

4. It really does pump up the inspiration and enthusiasm you have for your blog.

Now I’ve got my site nearly all sorted, I am SOOSO excited to put out more posts for you guys! I feel like my love for blogging has completely re-newed and I’m ready to start focusing on making it a little bit more than just a hobby I do in my spare time.

 

Whats your experience with blog re-design? I would love to know! 

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  • It always takes SO MUCH LONGER THAN YOU THINK!

    I do love playing with my design though and it always makes me feel so much more invigorated about blogging afterwards! Stephie xx

    http://www.acupofcreative.co.uk

    • Natalie

      I am so glad I did it 🙂

  • Length of time and google being your friend are two life lessons that I definitely learned the last time I redesigned my blog. But it’s like getting a new outfit – you just feel so sassy afterward! xx

    http://www.rhymeandribbons.com

    • Natalie

      So great for inspiration and makes you want to blog more! 🙂

  • It most definitely takes longer than you may think – I still find bits I need to sort out even now! Although, I have found that my site always needs reinventing. There are always new lil features that I would like to include, but it can be a bit confusing to put into practice! I actually used Pipdig for a template, relatively affordable and such lovely designs! Your site looks beaut by the way! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

    • Natalie

      How weird, I just was on your blog this morning! It looks so beautiful! And thank you so much x

  • Lisa Autumn

    Oh YES I totally love pipdig!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Natalie

      its so great isn’t it?!

  • I know what you mean about a blog refresh, makes you feel inspired again! I always worry something will go wrong when I change something with my blog so always make sure I do a back up!

    Hanh | hanhabelle

    • Natalie

      Yeah I forgot to mention that! I definitely had a problem with keeping posts! x

  • pipdig is just the best. their designs are amazing and i love them.

    http://www.elenaisabelle.com

    • Natalie

      They are great 🙂 x

  • Diana Maria

    I absolutely love Pipdig, such a great site and I’ve always gotten the help I needed. There is so much that goes into it you’re right! I had no idea, and I feel as though it can really take a lot of time to get things just right. Your blog looks lovely, the design is great!

    Sending light & love your way,
    My Lovelier Days

  • amelia may

    You’ve done a wonderful job. I love your new design and I think everything is going to really continue to grow for you with it. Xx
    Best wishes xx

    Keep Calm and start writing –
    http://www.23millymay25.blogspot.co.uk

  • simona simeonova

    You did a great job I must say! I need to do this with mine too fairly soon! I love your blog contest and everything, you are such a breath of fresh air! Love Simona x

    http://simeonovasimona.blogspot.co.uk/ if you would like to have a look. Your opinion will be very very very much appreciated.