If you’re reading this, you’re probably wondering what Bloom theme is best for your brand and vision. This is a frequently asked question and one that can really only be answered by you! But we’ll nudge you along to your conclusion with a couple simple steps.
1) Think about what features you want in your theme.
Bloom has two main categories of theme styles: basic blog themes and dynamic homepage themes. The difference between these is what style of homepage layout you’re wanting.
The basic blog themes give you a homepage with all your blog posts organized simply in chronological order. Like the name implies, these themes have just the basic blog features on the homepage (e.g. title, menu header, blog posts, a sidebar with an email subscription option, topic categories, and social media links) without any fancy extras. Below are some examples:
If you’re a beginning food, fashion, home, lifestyle, etc. blogger or just looking for a clear and straightforward layout, one of these themes is for you!
The second category of themes is the dynamic homepage. These themes have a variety of homepage styles. More than just blog posts on the homepage, they have sliders, featured posts and more. If you’re wanting more photo display options (say you’re a photographer or selling products or services, etc.) or just looking for a more interesting layout, choose one of the themes below:
Now to the second step:
2) Think about which style speaks to you the most.
After you’ve landed on one of the above categories and can’t decide which specific one to choose, ask yourself which layout and style speaks to you. Which one catches your eye or makes you feel something? Which one expresses you best and seems to go with your website goals? Whether that’s to share a little bit of you with the world or sell a product or service, which Bloom theme do you feel will carry that job that best?
Please Note: ANY theme can be used to have the blog set as your homepage or to have a separate landing page with your blog on a dedicated blog page. Each Bloom theme has this flexibility… so the most important thing is to select a theme that speaks the most to you.
You do you. Whichever theme speaks to you the most and feels the most like “home,” this is the theme for you!