Dec 12, 2012

Stand Out From the Crowd With a Unique WordPress Blog

WordPress is a popular way to start a blog. And the default template included when you install it.... it's everywhere! Don't let your blog get lost in that sea of same-ness. Make it stand out!

How can you make your blog stand out and get noticed for it's uniqueness? You can start by choosing a more unique theme, customizing your sidebar, adding your own custom header or logo, including photographs or images, and writing great content.

1. Switch to a different, more unique theme.

There are thousands of themes available. You can find lots of great free themes on the WordPress website or by searching online. Just search for "WordPress theme" and you'll find many options.

To find an even more unique theme, look at some of the premium themes. Because they require purchase most of them are less common than the popular free themes. You can find premium themes from StudioPress, WooThemes, iThemes, Elegant Themes, Theme Forest and more.

It's easy to switch between themes so download a few and test them out to see what you think.

2. Customize your blog sidebar with your own choice of widgets.

Add widgets to your sidebar that meet the needs of your website and express your personality and style. In addition to the standard latest posts, blog categories, and archive widgets, consider adding your latest tweets or a lifestream, an about box, or other interesting widgets.

3. Add a custom logo or blog header that's unique to you.

This is one of the best ways to make your website unique. Design your own custom header image or hire a designer to create one for you. Post a job at 99Designs or Elance, or ask friends for recommendations of creative professional, but get something custom created for you into the top of your website!

4. Add color to your site with photographs and images.

Well chosen photos can server to accentuate your posts, articles or pages and make your blog more visually interesting. Search at Morgue File or another of the many free and royalty free stock photograph websites to find ones that you can use legally.

5. Write great content and build a reputation.

Don't overlook the obvious. To make your blog stand out you will need to offer quality content that is unique to you! As you build a reputation for delivering good content your blog will come to life with a personality of it's own and stand out from the crowd.

And now, let me give you access to some great free resources for small businesses including 101 Free/Cheap Ways to Market Your Business, 119 Things You Can Outsource, and more at

Michelle Shaeffer has been a work at home mom for more than 10 years and loves to share the tips and strategies she's learned to help other home based business owners balance, manage, and market their businesses.

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