Having a banner that stands out from the rest can really draw attention to your blog. Here’s how to create a great blog header when you’re limited on time.
Trying to up your blog header game, but don’t know how? You won’t be alone when it comes to wanting to learn more about image creation. Many bloggers are good at content creation.
Yet writers struggle to use those same skills in image creation. I’m going to give you a fast-track template to follow to improve your blog header game. I’ll also spill the details of what makes a good blog header.
Keep reading to learn how to create an eye-catching blog header in under an hour!
How to Create an Awesome Blog Header…
There are many software’s that specialize in helping you create a blog header that works. In a banner creator, you’ll have the ability to see dimensions. From here you edit your creation by:
- Rearranging text on an image.
- Blurring the image or focusing on one element of the photo.
- Creating collages.
- Changing photo colors, contrast, shadows, sharpness, etc.
Banner creators offer you several helpful tools to improve image quality and look. If you need an affordable option, Canva is a great service for creating your blog headers. This photo editor allows you access to public-domain photos and editing tools.
Good Practices for Blog Headers
To maintain your brand, keep your images consistent. This includes maintaining your brand colors. Find a way to introduce your logo or brand icon into the header.
Your blog header should help a reader recognize your company without a company name. Using memorable designs also increases credibility and professionalism.
Common Mistakes of Blog Header Creation
The most common mistakes to avoid in blog header creation are readability and color. Have a checklist for quality control. Use this to double-check your image after creation.
It’s easy to get used to the image you’re creating while in the process. Seeing the same photo makes you more susceptible to missing obvious mistakes. Look at colors and if one color is too overpowering.
Does a black overshadow cover your text, or is the message easy to read? Then, move on to DPI and the quality of the image you’re using. Do the photos appear blurry or pixelated?
Will your viewers understand what they’re looking at from the photos alone?
Another Common Mistake Is…
Another common mistake is having too much text in your blog header. You want your readers to read the blog. The header should be a taster of your piece.
Think of it like a 3 to 5-word hook or introduction. Think of what is going to grasp your reader’s interest, and what will want to make them read more! This also includes being careful with fun fonts.
While fonts are a great way to make a unique voice for your blog, it doesn’t work if your reader isn’t able to read it. Again, readability should is a top priority, keep it on your quality control checklist.
Keeping up to Speed
A blog header isn’t the only thing you’ll have to stay up-to-date on. There is always something to learn in the WordPress back end. Check out my WordPress blog posts for the latest information.
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