Today I found a great article on how to pretty up your blog, especially if you are blogging for professional reasons. I think I will do a bit of blog design review & updates as well.
The 13 Characteristics of Outstanding Blog Design include:
2. Useful Sidebars
4. Comment Design
5. Integration of Ads (for professional blogs)
6. Effective, Usable Navigation
7. Images in Posts
8. Footer Design
9. Color Scheme
12. Subscription Areas
13. Social Media Integration
For those of you who are just starting out, be sure to check out these tips from PROBLOGGER that shares Blog Design for Beginners.