Shop Talk: How Often Should You Change a Blog's Design?
Kel Saturday, February 22, 2014 discussionShop Talk: a reader's ramblings/discussion on the publishing industry, bookstores and/or writing/blogging.
This week's Shop Talk is about blogs--more specifically, blog design. I'm still a new blogger. I've looked at other blogs, read the tutorials, checked out forums (which have awesome, helpful people); but I'm still unsure of what direction to take here on this blog.
I recently changed the blog name to a more bookish title, and since then, I've been wondering whether the blog design (theme, color scheme, layout, fonts, etc.) should have changed with it. The polls I've looked at show most bloggers try not to change the whole look of the blog more than once a year, at most. And I don't want to get a theme-bug the way I (still kind of) have the moving-bug. I don't want to be switching out theme templates every couple of months because, not only would that be a ton of work, but I can easily see it being confusing as all get out to anyone who checks in on a semi-regular basis.
To all the veteran (and new) bloggers out there, how do you decide when it's the right time to change the look of your blog? Does it make a big difference to readers, or am I over thinking this?