Looking for a New Theme for WordPress?

I learned so much at SOBCon about personal branding. David Armano’s presentation really hit home with the question, “Are you unique?” I am, but my blog’s not. I consider myself as more than capable of designing what I want my blog to look like, but it really comes down to taking the time to do it after work or risking getting fired by doing it at work. That would suck, wouldn’t it?

I started looking around for more themes for ideas to see what it would take to come up with something “original,” as I often do when I’m getting geared up to create a logo for someone. It really gets the juices flowing. That was when I stumbled across Template Monster. This is perfect if you don’t have the tools or experience to build your own design, but still want to be unique.

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Think about it this way… How many people do you know who have paid for their design? I know a lot of bloggers, and my number is probably under 30. There are a lot of numbers floating around out there about how many blogs there are, but let’s say there are 3 million current self-hosted WordPress blogs, and they offer thousands of free themes from their site and other libraries of themes. It’s impossible to have a unique look if you use a theme that everyone else is looking at! I know, I have one right now. Sure, I changed dozens of things, but the skeleton is still there.

Be on the lookout for a new design soon, but go ahead and prime your pump, too. Maybe you need to pay to get a new theme, and there’s nothing wrong with that. You’ll be different, unique. Dare to be different. It will pay off.

  • http://www.personalbrandingblog.com Dan Schawbel

    I agree with your points…different and unique play a role in your own personal brand.

  • http://www.personalbrandingblog.com Dan Schawbel

    I agree with your points…different and unique play a role in your own personal brand.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Hi, Dan.

    If you can’t distinguish yourself as unique, can you really propose to do unique work for your client, even if your client is a reader on the Internet? I don’t think so.

    I think my text makes me pretty unique, but I stand about a 50/50 chance that someone won’t read a word on here if the look sucks.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Hi, Dan.

    If you can’t distinguish yourself as unique, can you really propose to do unique work for your client, even if your client is a reader on the Internet? I don’t think so.

    I think my text makes me pretty unique, but I stand about a 50/50 chance that someone won’t read a word on here if the look sucks.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Testing.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Testing.