Last Thursday, in our '10 Commandments of Blogging' series, we talked about the name game and how important it is to create a title that CATCHES the attention of your readers and CONVEYS the purpose of your blog. Almost as important, though, is the COLOR scheme you select for your blog.
Let me illustrate to you the importance of a winning color scheme. A few years back, the Buffalo Sabres new owner changed from the colors of the team from classic blue/gold to a supposedly more hip black/red scheme. Fans didn't like it. It seemed everyone was moving to black jerseys and Buffalo fans wanted to remain different. This season, with a new owner again, the Sabres went back to their blue/gold tradition. And they're going to win the Cup! Bottom line? Colors are important.
How did you select the colors for your blog? Did you just stick with a template provided by blogger? I don't recommend that unless it's a really good looking template. I say, pick your favorite colors. My favorite colors are charcoal, blue & bright green. Granted, my colors were, reportedly, too bright at first, but that problem has since been corrected.