5 steps to something that will sell

Quite often, I see large, big titles such as: ’10 Steps towards improving your blog’s design’ or ’5 Simple steps towards an astounding blog design’, or others alike.

I don’t really mind the title as much as I mind the simplicity tackled by some when treating this subject. I think that those who use these ‘best-seller like’ titles should rather focus on the design of their own blog sites since, in most cases, these sites have an awful design.

Moreover, when receiving advices from such people, whose web sites have been erroneously designed, one begins to wonder if or why those precious advices have not been already implemented into the sites promoting them.

Initially being attracted by the large, ‘best-seller like’ title, you discover at a later date that the web site’s owner, a self-proclaimed ‘theme guru designer’, also provides a ‘Premium Themes’ offer, inconveniently crowded and displayed in the sidebar. Well, well. Isn’t this my lucky day? I reckon that this site has everything I need in order to start designing my blogs just like a theme guru designer.

On the same subject, I remember that once I began debating on the subject of sponsored themes, those who nowadays promote their Premium themes started pointing their finger at me, while instantly assuming the position of saints and mighty defenders of the WordPress blogging platform.

Oh, and let’s not even get into the concept of ‘Premium’ service, product or whatever. Such a concept reminds me of the days when web hosting providers used to sort their offer into: Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Premium. Now that’s boring and utterly with no personality!

So far, I had decided not to express online my opinions and approach on certain subjects. However, I’ve decided to break the silence and focus on the WordPress themes I’m designing or have designed, as well as on some general — or more detailed — subjects, such as the one displayed above.


About The Author: Vlad Scanteie

Vlad is the founder and creator of DesignDisease. He's a skilled designer and developer with a love for all things WordPress. Check out his resume here.