Today we’re going to do some really exciting things! We’re going to get started branding our look! It is imperative however that you have completed all of the previous steps before moving on to the next tasks each day. If you’re not quite caught up, don’t worry about it. This course is absolutely designed so that you can move at your own pace and complete each email one by one before moving on to the next. At this point, you should have completed the following tasks:
- Join the Facebook Group and Introduce yourself
- Choose a Niche’ for your blog.
- Set up your Domain Name and Hosting
Once you’ve accomplished those tasks, you’re ready to get started with these new and exciting blogging activities!
Things we’re going to accomplish today:
Ordering Vs. Creating your Blogs Logo
Today we’re going to focus on creating a cohesive look for your brand. Not just for your blog, but for your social media accounts, and your blog. We’ll start by creating a logo that you can use across all of these platforms.
- Branding Exercise – Creating a Mood Board – A great exercise for this is to create a mood board using clippings from your favorite magazines, pictures that you love, pictures you find on Instagram, and on Pinterest. In fact, you might even look at some mood boards on Pinterest for inspiration. You’ll want to decide on fonts for your blog, a color scheme, the overall mood of your blog. You just want to pull it all in and create a sense of cohesiveness. Once you’ve finished creating your mood board, take a picture and add it to your social media accounts. Add a copy to the group too! #blogbrandingmoodboard
Creating a Logo for your Blog
Fiverr is one of the most cost effective ways to get your logo and brand designs done for you on the cheap. Canva is the DIY option. Go ahead and set up an account with Fiverr, and check out some of the offerings there, don’t necessarily purchase anything, but create your account, and check it out for sure. I’ll tell you right here and now, we recieve a commission when you use Fiverr and Ribbet. We’re not partners with Canva, however, if you can use a program like Canva, and do your own design work, and make it look professionally done, then that’s what we recommend, as you’ll be able to use these tools to do soooo many things. I’m not a Canva pro when it comes to logo’s, so I have stuff like that designed, however, I use the heck out of Canva on my Instagram page!
A third option, that I’m less familiar with is Ribbet. Ribbet is a tool that helps you to Edit your photos and easily create picture collages.
Once you’ve signed up with Fiverr, and perhaps checked out Ribbet, go ahead and get started tinkering with Canva, there’s a free version, and a paid version, technically, I think you’re supposed to pay if you use a logo you create there, though some say there’s a grey area.
The goal is to either order a logo for your new blog, or to begin the creative process. If you need help with ideas, or narrowing down a few choices, that is just what the Facebook Group is here for, networking. We’re going to delve much deeper into Networking tomorrow, like way deep. If you’re not a member of the Facebook Group, you’re going to be missing out, seriously.
The reason you’ll likely want to familiarize yourself with Canva is that we’ll be using it later on to create Instagram Images and Pinterest Posts. Also, the more you can do yourself in the design department, the easier it will be to create a cohesive look for your blog, your social media accounts, and throughout all of the images that you create.