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Use a header to personalise your blog

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The first paragraph of my post Elements for a successful blog states your blog should suitably publicise its chosen subject or niche, and include a visual method of recognition through a designed header or banner.

If your blog’s theme doesn’t allow you to have a personalised header, popping a photograph into a text widget in the sidebar to provide recognition of the author (how to do this will be revealed through an e-course I’m writing very soon) is a good alternative, and you can always make sure the title of the blog and its accompanying tagline is suitably descriptive, easily accomplished through the Settings menu from the Dashboard (learn how from the e-course ‘Setting the dashboard settings’).

refers to .com blog

How to personalise your header or banner of your WordPress.com blog is the subject of the latest blogging e-course to be downloaded on this blog: ‘Creating a blog’s visual identity’. In it you will learn how to change the theme of your blog to something more suitable or to your liking, and how to adapt a theme, which has the provision of changing the header, to something that reflects your corporate identity.

It will certainly help to have the banner designed through Photoshop or some other similar software, and I stress it is important to make sure the final product is the correct size and resolution for your blog (WordPress do provide information on how many pixels the banner should be) to make it easier to upload it successfully. My e-course provides those instructions too.

And keep an eye on my ever-growing e-course library list on my sidebar, which reveals the latest additions as soon as they are uploaded onto this blog, or subscribe to be kept informed of new information as it happens!

Oh, and if anybody does like my e-courses, don’t forget to send me a review through the fairy blog mother logo or in the comment box below.

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Alice Elliott writes the award winning Fairy Blog Mother blog for beginner and post-beginner bloggers to “explain things really simply” about blogging and WordPress. She provides simple, easy to understand, highly visual courses and tutorials using ordinary, everyday words. Visit her new Beginner Bloggers blog to find her latest learning resources.
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  • Laura Sheman says:

    Wow, what a fantastic resource of information!! Thank you!

  • Walter says:

    You have a very nice design here. Simple and not heavy on the eyes. 🙂

  • You have an extremely informative blogging resource and tutorial that makes putting things into practice quite easy. Especially for us non-tech folks who still want to still be trendy.

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