This past week, I have run into a snafu in creating designs for clients. I thought about sending everyone an email about this but then thought better of it. As I wanted everyone to read this and think it through.
One of our secrets to success is that every design we make is unique to a specific client with the exception of a new series of blog templates. Even with these though, we have limited sales so not everyone has the same design.
I know that imitation is the highest form of a compliment BUT I am not sure that applies to blog design. Here's why....
Can you tell the difference between these two sites? The name is different and we even changed the post title font and color. In another one of these we added an additional graphic but it is not unique. You could easily confuse the designs.
This same issue is starting to pop-up in custom requests. Someone sees a unique idea or combination on a site and wants to imitate it. While being slightly different it is easy to confuse. To make yourself stand out and successful as a blogger you need a look completely unique to you.
That is why we specialize in UNIQUELY YOU DESIGNS.... we want it to be different for you than any other blog that we have ever designed before. I know some designers will make similar designs for clients but we won't. We can't. Not if we are going to be true to ourselves and the branding we helped a previous client create.
Please don't take this the wrong way... we want your blog to be just as special for you as the site that you saw and love. We just can't do the same thing as before. AND our recommendation will always be to steer you away from making this fatal blogging error.
DARE TO BE BOLD - TO BE DIFFERENT - TO BE YOU!
Our talented staff can't wait to assist you on your journey to your own blog masterpiece!