In the past few months I've written about some of my favorite WordPress themes for photographers a couple of times. I've also started writing more posts that touch on elements of web design and blogging in general, so I thought it might be a good idea to share some new themes for the New Year for all the bloggers out there, most of which are not blogging to show off their photography portfolios. Perhaps with the turn of the calendar there are a lot of you about to start your first blogs about whatever is you are passionate about. If there is one thing I can help with, it's showing you some themes that will help your site look great! With a free WordPress.com or Blogspot account, you have all you need to make a free website, and there are lots of free themes for you choose from out there. However, if you have a few bucks to spare, usually $35-$45, you can buy a great professionally developed theme that will really help your blog stand out and deliver additional functionality to you as well. Here are some of my favorites:
2012 was the year Pinterest really exploded, so if you are a fan of that type of layout, this theme does a great job of laying out a homepage in that style.
This is a theme for those who like really large, in your face elements to grab the attention of the reader. Features an integrated page builder to help you template some custom sections of your site.
Sometimes simple is best, and this theme focuses on just the words and content. Great for a personal blog.
This is an interesting theme for those who are fans of the Facebook timeline, as this allows you to create your own timeline style blog.
I hope you find a theme that will fit whatever it is you wish to blog about, good luck to all of the bloggers out there, both new and experienced. Happy New Year!