I hated my old theme but been too stressed out to change it (it was meant to be temporary because the template before that was not responding in mobile modes). It is such a good thing to finally open my blog, be at the awe and just head over heels in love with it.
Like seriously, I just open it and scroll mindlessly because I am my blog number one fan.
So, here's the deal. I have this one tip I want to share which I thought would be a good branding effort. Yet at the same time, I have these two other stuffs I want to share as well until I realised that the three of it was actually under the same general idea - leaving impression onto the reader.
Bear in mind that this "tricks" are due to my own observation.
Let's get started!
Everyone opens multiple tabs during their blog walking routine. We would open everything and then we will be like "where even these 10 tabs come from?". Sometimes I couldn't see the blog's name, just that orange Blogger icon and that's fellas is why my favicon is a black cat and my first tip for the day (quick question, do you notice my favicon was actually a black cat?)
|Just look at the tabssssssssss|
Fun fact, some bloggers who use their own domain won't have the icon showed on the blog list. Weird huh?
Actually, it is so damn easy to change it, just check it out HERE. I got mine from a website called freefavicon.
Next thing is using a graphic header.
I notice everyone go minimalist now and seriously, as compared to how blogging was 5 years ago, these free minimalist templates totally up the game. It is so pretty. However, one day, I'm not sure what blog is it, even though she has a minimalist design but her header was sort of pop art graphic and it really blends well.
It totally strikes me! Usually, many people, including me, went for a simple header with just words and some little doodles. What happens is that those designs become repetitive. There isn't much choice to look good with it since it always has to be black coloured and usually those handwriting fonts. I thought how this girl was transcending the idea of minimalist design and how I liked it so much. So, what I do, I then open Canva to try and make one. They have this premade design and lots of cool stock photos you can use. I choose the sea because my whole life has been near the sea.
Here are some of the designs I went for before settling on the one I used now. I went crazy with it since all of this are premade - I just change the words.
As you can see, there are different sizes as they have dimensions for all sort of header from one for Tumblr to email and even Facebook cover. You can't really see it now but actually, some design were shorter than others. Mine now is using the Etsy dimension. It was super easy, even if you don't want a new header, just try it for fun.
Ok, that's two things.
The last one is to share some pop culture that you most passionate about. It must be some pop culture thing so people can easily understand or even better, feel related to. It is not about making a post of what you like but to incorporate it into your blog. I told you in my guilty pleasure confession of why I always have Supernatural's gif in my post - which is some sort of branding effort. What I don't tell you is how I get the idea and thought it is worth the shot.
It is because I have visited some blogs which use this trick and it totally etched into my memory. I'm not even sure if they do that on purpose. For example Rii's blog - dumb & dumber with BTS casually matched into her blog. It was surprising even for me to actually like it because stereotypically saying - K-pop fans always bring those extra vibes but she made it seems cool. She even has Harry Potter themed blog list.
I'm a Slytherin, just FYI.
Furthermore, it is refreshing to see someone interested in something and proudly shares it as that is literally them showing a piece of their personal life to you.
With that, it is a wrap. That is my three simple ways to leave impression onto readers.
- Personalized favicon
- Graphic header
- Incorporating some pop culture
Oh, before I forgot, here is a Supernatural gif.
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