Choosing A WordPress Theme For Your Blog

Whether you are starting a new blog or giving your current blog a makeover, choosing the right  WordPress theme is crucial for your business.

You have about three to five seconds to make an impression on a new website visitor before they turn around and leave forever. They will turn around and leave forever even before they read even one of your blog posts!

The look and feel of your brand is the first impression you make on people when they visit your site, and they will decide in a matter of seconds whether or not you are professional enough for them to follow, subscribe to and buy from.

So don’t let the look of your website let your business down! Investing in a quality WordPress theme for your blog is a must! I repeat a MUST!

A Quality WordPress Theme Makes All The Difference

Using a quality, professional premium WordPress theme that is fast loading, visually pleasing, bug-free and secure will let the world know that you mean business.

There are many free WordPress themes out there, but I would recommend not using a free theme, and instead investing in a quality premium theme, for a few reasons.

Reasons to use a premium theme are:

  • You get more customization options with a premium theme
  • Premium themes come with support from the developer (So you can contact them for help at any time)
  • Premium themes come with lifetime updates, whereas free themes typically don’t
  • Premium themes look more professional because they are more professional
  • You are guaranteed that a premium theme is bug-free, and up to date with your version of WordPress, which you can’t be guaranteed with a free theme

Choosing a theme for your new blog or your blog that you are wanting to give a makeover can be one of the most exciting things you do for your blog. There are so many to choose from and so many neat things that you can do with each one out there. You can make your blog distinct like no one else’s or you can morph it into that neat blog design that captured your eye as you were surfing through the Blogosphere.

Whatever theme you choose will give you such a sense of pride and accomplishment that it will keep you blogging through any kind of weather.

And the neat thing is that you can change your theme as often as you’d like until you find just the right one.

Let’s look at some really great themes that are quite popular.

WordPress Themes

pretty-darn-cute-best-wordpress-themesPretty Darn Cute – Premade, high quality and pretty WordPress themes that run on the Genesis Framework. Excellent setup tutorials, support, and community to help you every step of the way. “Let’s make your website fun again!”

Give Your Blog A Pretty Darn Cute Makeover >




Bluchic logo

BluChic – Beauty & bold vision with the niche-specific architecture you need to convert prospects into paying customers. Whether you’re a business coach or an event planner, the theme of your dreams is here.



StudioPress is where you can get the ever popular Genesis Framework along with extremely attractive and high-quality WordPress themes.

Some of my favorite themes from StudioPress are Foodie Pro and the Melyssa Griffin theme Authority Pro.

They also offer a Pro Plus Pack, which is a bundle of every theme ($1700 value) priced at just $499! On top of that, you also get lifetime access to all future updates, free.


elegant themes logoElegantThemes is home to the over the top popularDivi WordPress Theme. Divi is the most popular premium WordPress theme in the world (stats from and the most powerful theme in our collection, including the visual drag & drop Divi page builder. 500,591 customers are already building amazing websites with Divi. Join the most empowered WordPress community on the web. The amazing thing about Elegant Themes is that for one low price of just you can have access to 87 beautiful and powerful themes for one year including all updates and tech support or for a little bit more you can have lifetime access to all those themes, future updates, and tech support.

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Kelli M. Riebesehl | Blog Strategist