Just this afternoon, I was beside a new girl at our school lounge. She’s well groomed, tall, fair skinned and meh… cute. She seems to be waiting for someone. I was “thinking” of a way to open a conversation but I was blank at that moment :-P
I had spent a few minutes of my “thinking” when one of my friends passed by who luckily is a friend of the girl beside me! So yeah, he introduced me to her and then after a few minutes, left – leaving me and that girl talking.
What happened to the conversation ya say? G’dang! There was no connection at all. She doesn’t even know what’s happening in the school! No content. Hate to say it but – she was just another pretty face. Oh well…
Alright, I’ll get to the point
One thing I noticed bout bloggers in their early stages is that they worry about their design too much (Ouch! Did I hit you on that one :-P). They spend countless hours working around their theme, counting every pixel, hitting the right hexadecimal code, plastering and arranging widgets, etc – that they lose time or if not, lose energy to create a good post.
Although yes making a “wow” first impression is important but when it gets to the point that you lose time on doin other important things, that’s where you’ve crossed the line. Think bout it, the delivery is more important than the first impression – you have this stunning design that gets people hooked for minutes but when they get to the content, they see nothing, they see fluff!
“You’re just another pretty face”
You don’t want that impression do ya? Of course not! So if you’re one of those guys who spend huge time on design, first thing you gotta do is… STOP, get a free theme or buy a premium one (Presentable is enough, it doesn’t have to perfect!) then crank up your content! Ignore the little things that you don’t like bout the template, concentrate on your content, on making money – after sometime, you’ll raise enough to get your own unique design. You won’t regret it!