I think most bloggers would like their blog to feel professional. Perhaps you’d like to get more sponsorships or other opportunities, or maybe you’d just like your readers to feel that you’re credible. Allow me to help with that!
If you’ve ever done commercial work, you probably know the feeling when you finally find that perfect free font… only to discover that it’s free for personal use only!
I don’t mind paying for fonts (I like supporting the talented type designers), but there are times when you just need a good, free font. That’s where FontSquirrel.com comes in. One of my favorite resources, the site offers a great collection of some of the best and most popular fonts — all free for commercial use.
Here are some of my favorite free commercial typefaces:
What do the above photos tell you? I like stripes, I like flowers, and I like food. Oh, and I like taking pictures of those things and sharing them with others. I can’t be the only one, right? Instagram has more than 200 million users and seems to be pretty darn popular in the blogosphere, so today I’d like to share a quick and easy way to add an Instagram feed to your blog.
People often ask me if my premade blog themes will work on their WordPress blog. The first thing I always reply is: “Is your blog on WordPress.com or is it self-hosted?” This question usually causes confusion, which I completely understand. There are two kinds of WordPress, and figuring out which does what can seem like a puzzle. So to clear up the confusion, I figured I’d explain the difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org (also known as Self-hosted WordPress).
My very first blog design tip is about how to add social media icons to your blog… without uploading any images! But wait, why would you want that? Well…
You’ll save time because you won’t have to create the icons yourself or hunt them down on the web. They’re also easy to customize in terms of color and size. They’ll look better because they’re scalable vectors, which means that you get clear, pixel-perfect icons at any size. No blurry images — even on screens with very high resolutions!
So how does it work, you ask? I use the free resource called Font Awesome, and it really is awesome. Alright, this is starting to sound like an infomercial, so let’s get started!