So... I changed my blog design… again. (Sorry, I know I'm a bit out of control with the blog template changes this week. I promise I'm done now.)
I just haven’t been happy using generic templates. I kept running into my blog design more times than you’d think possible. Finding an identical blog is even worse than wearing the same dress to a party. It’s more akin to wearing the same face as a stranger and nobody wants that.
I realize that I could theoretically create my own custom blog header, but my attempts to do so have been shockingly lame.
There was no way I was paying to have a customize blog design built. The few times I was brave enough to google the idea, I was traumatized by the price of admission.
But once again Etsy has rocked my world and proven that it is one of the coolest sites on the web.
Just on a whim I decided to search Etsy for blogger templates. There are actually a whole bunch of options available at a range of price points. (Did you guys know that? I had no idea.)
I found a wonderful shop called Design Muse that sells some pretty nifty premade blogger templates for $25. The blog designs include a blog button, a signature graphic, header and background - the whole works.
The only bit I didn’t love was that the templates are resold. I really didn't want to run into my exact header in bloggyland, even if this was a huge step up from a freebie download.
I figured it was worth a shot so I asked if it was possible to have a header customized and she agreed to it for a very reasonable additional fee.
So now I have my very own unique blog design! I got to support a Etsy shop and I didn’t completely blow my budget. Everybody wins!
I highly recommend the Design Muse. She was responsive, pleasant and affordable. If you too dream of a unique blog design, this is a very realistic way to make it a reality. (She makes Etsy shop banners too if you're in the market.)
Blog on people! Blog on!