The two blogs above are the ones I picked as having an ineffective template or background. The first blog, whch is entitled Why I Find Breakfast So Important by “The Breakfast Bachelor”, has a basic mint green background and standard font. Nothing really pops out or seems exciting about the layout, which makes it less attractive to read unless you really enjoy the topic of breakfast.
The second blog I chose as having an ineffective layout is called College vs. The Real World by “The Unknowledge Tree.” This blog has a basic white layout and standard font. The only somewhat interesting artistic parts of this certain blog are the stick figure drawings in it. This template also might make the blogs less attractive to read because it is so standard and boring.
The two blogs above are the ones I picked as having an effective template or background. The first blog which is entitled Still Life by “allrainydaysarentgray”, shows a very colorful and artistic layout. The layout is filled with colors and cool designs, so it instantly makes the seem more interested in the article. Another cool thing about this certain blog is that there are many interesting and colorful paintings in it, which makes it more appealing to the reader.
The second blog I chose as effective is called Day 277, October 26, 2011 by “Mimos’ 365-One Photo a Day.” I chose this blog because it had a very interesting picture as it’s template and it immediately caught my attention. The photo appears to be taken by an underwater camera; it shows a shadow of a person with it’s legs under water and the rest of it’s body above the water, with the sun slowly going down in the background. This photo made me a little more interested in checking out other photos on this blog. This certain blog was more or a photography one rather than a writing one but I still think the same principles apply ro both types. If you have an interesting template or layout, people are going to be more interested in the overall blog.