Ask Me Anything, Edition 3

We’re four days into ‘Market your freelance writing in 31 days’ and I think it’s going well. I’d love to get some feedback, though: how do you think it’s going? Are you getting a lot out of it? Are there any areas you’d like me to write more about?

What’s a good WordPress theme for writers?

In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a big fan of WordPress as a basis for writers’ websites, to the point that I’ve got an ebook in the works on the topic. Part of the reason I think it’s such a good choice is because you can change the design of a WordPress site, known as a theme, without having to mess around with any of your content. As long as you have the newest version of WordPress, you can make the change with minimal technical knowledge.

I’ve been asked a couple of times what themes I think work particularly well for writers. There are a couple that I’ve run across that I really like, although these are just a handful of the options. There are, of course, thousands of other free and premium WordPress themes out there.

Blue Diamond, from Skinpress

Black Power, from Skinpress

Cellar Heat, from Smashing Magazine

It’s worth noting that since these themes are all free, more than a few people will be using them. That means you should customize them if you can, so that you stand out from the crowd. That takes a little technical know-how, but it’s generally worth it.

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  1. Gavin   •  

    Hello, I am new to the world of wordpress and love what I have seen thus far, I have been getting deep into the world of customising templates and have started my blog to see if it posible to earn an income through blogging and live the blog life.

    I am enjoying your series ‘market your freelance writing in 31 days’ and although I don’t consider myself a writter as such I do consider myself a blogger and many of the principles are the same.

    If you are looking for contributors for your eBook I would be honored to partake. Please feel free to check out my website, I hope to write a post about your blog soon.

    Finally, thank you for providing us with your blog it is a great resource for writters and bloggers alike.

  2. thursday   •     Author

    @Gavin, Thanks for your comment — I am trying to make my marketing tips relevant to bloggers, especially considering how many freelance writers are moving into blogging on a regular basis.

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