There was a slight intermission last week so that I could bring you details about my Trillectro experience. Now, I’m back for another segment of Become a Blogger Mondays and will be diving into how to begin branding your site! Of course, some may opt out of this, but if you are serious about your blog and about gaining some visibility, branding is inevitable. I, for one, was excited about taking my first step towards being recognizable. Here are some tips and for those that also blog, feel free to add to my list in the “Comments” section.
1. I narrowed down the colors I wanted to use!
First and foremost, I knew the colors I wanted to use. I couldn’t figure out the “one” so I just used all three (purple, pink and blue).
2. I had to figure out what image would portray me and something that was dream-like.
I needed to blend a few things. The feeling of confidence, following dreams, femininity and determination. All of this in one image? Yup! I also had a pretty decent idea that I wanted to be looking upward in my logo, as a way to show me moving towards my dreams. This was the picture that my bestie took of me that inspired the direction I wanted to go in:
3. Someone had to design all of these thoughts in my head.
I’m lucky and blessed enough to have some great designers in my circle who do amazing work. Pick someone who is good and don’t rush the process.
4. Start placing your logo where you need to!
If you take pics for an event…place your logo on the images before releasing them. If you’re sending an official document on behalf of your blog…place your logo on the document (i.e. letterhead). Don’t over-saturate your site with it, but the more people see it, the more people will recognize it and you! Let’s call it “tasteful placement”…