Having a brand style board for your blog that defines your visual identity has now become an essential part of blogging, In this post I'm going to show you how to create your own brand board for your blog or business. But first let's look at what a brand style board is and why you want to have one.
Coming up with the perfect name for your blog or business can be an incredibly challenging task. When we have a big and exciting vision of what we want to create with our business / blog, we want to make sure that the name is perfect.
This big decision can feel rather overwhelming and it's something that I see holding many people back from getting started. But it doesn't have to be that way and in this post I'm going to share with you a simple process that you can follow to help you come up with the perfect name for your new blog / business.
Many people think that you have to pay a lot of money to download good fonts. And it's true that to purchase the licence for a font it will cost you often $100 - $500. Unless you are really rich or run a profitable business, this kind of money is just not realistic for most of us bloggers.
But the good news is that there are loads of beautiful fonts, that look just as good, that you can get for free! In this post I'm going to share with you the best places to find free fonts that you can use for your blog.
In Part 1 of this 2 part series I wrote all about the process behind creating my brand identity, so if you haven’t already read it, go back and check it out. Today I’m going to walk you through how I designed and built my website.
In Part 1, where I was designing my brand, there was a lovely linear process and I was able to lay out for you, day by day, when I did what. When I moved onto my website, that lovely linear process came unstuck. I should have called this post 'How I Didn't Rebrand My Blog In 2 Weeks' because I actually ended up completely rebuilding my website again last week.
Nonetheless I did follow a process, it just ended up being a bit untidy at the end. Here’s how it went down
Last week I relaunched my website and brand identity. If you have been following along on social media you’ll know that I set myself the challenge of completing my rebrand in 2 weeks. Today I’m going to share with you the behind the scenes process that went into creating my branding in the first week.
Yep it's time. My online digs are in need of renovation. And now that I'm a graphic designer, I'm armed with the tools and the skills to do it. But before I get into how I'm going to do it, I first want to tell you why.
In my first blog post back, I said that I was thinking that I would keep my graphic design separate from my blog. But after having almost two weeks to sit with this decision, I realised that it wasn't actually what I want. I made it out of the fear that the two were incompatible.
But I love graphic design, and I love talking about and sharing what I've learnt in my continuing inner work. After all you can't separate our inner work, from the work we do in the world. They both feed each other.
So I've decided not to separate it. Anyone who has a blog or a business knows how it is one of the best ways of bringing up all sorts of fears and issues for us to face. Putting yourself out there will do that to you. Blogging and/or running a business is just as much an inner journey as it is an outer one. And so my blog is going to continue to be a place for me to share and document the lessons I'm learning in design, branding, blogging and life.