How your blog looks is the first impression of what a new reader will see when they visit – so you’ll want it to look good – but how do you decide when there are so many good options to choose from?
You can get themes for free or you can
Think about what you want
Before you start looking for a theme, think about the sort of thing you want. You probably already know if you like lots of images in a post (so choosing one with big images in the main text), or three columns instead of two, so write down all the things you’d like to have in your layout (or even sketch it out!)
It’s also a good idea to consider what your brand looks like (or how you want it to look) Check out these posts about 5 easy steps to branding your blog and how to brand your blog if you need a place to start.
Try to look past the example layout – but check if they provide sample data
It’s easy to fall in love with a layout, but one of the good and bad things about WordPress layouts