How to set up Rich Pins for your blog

How to set up Rich Pins for your blog

Remember, when we made the favicon for your blog? Now it’s coming to good use. In this blog post, I will show you how to set up Pinterest Rich Pins for your blog. This will only take a couple of minutes and you will see your favicon in action. Why Rich Pins? Because they are rich on information. Right now Pinterest offers you 6 types of Rich Pins (app, movie, recipe, article, product, and place). Depending on the type of pin, it will show additional information, the regular pins don’t have. Recipe pins e.g. include an ingredients list or article pins will display the headline, author and a short description. If you have a favicon installed, this will be added too. Your readers will recognize […]


How to Resize Images in Photoshop

How to Resize Images in Photoshop

Did you ever post an image on your blog or on social media and realized it wasn’t displayed correctly or the resolution was bad. I think this happens to everyone. The problem is, you need different sizes for all the places you want to post your image be it online or in print. So, what to do? You have to resize your images in Photoshop and I will show you how this works. + At the end of this post, you can get my super awesome cheat sheet for social media image sizes. Image size When we are talking about the size of an image, we are talking about its dimensions (meaning the height and width) usually measured in pixels for web purposes or in […]


How to add a favicon to your blog

How to add a favicon to your blog

Have you ever noticed the tiny little logos in you browser’s address field? That’s a favicon. Now you want one of these too, right? It is time to get out your brand board because we’re making a favicon for your blog. If you don’t have a brand board you should check out my post. Favicons Favicons are a great way to implement your brand style for your readers to see. To make your blog recognizable every part of your design counts, right? Favicons are not only displayed in your browser’s address field or tab but also in your bookmarks. If you considered using Pinterest’s Rich Pins on your site, your favicon will also appear on pins from your site. Create a favicon If you already created […]


Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Category Buttons for your Sidebar

Today, I share with you a quick and easy way to create your own category buttons for your WordPress sidebar. Are you sick of your lame category widget and do you want something that fits your brand style? In my last post, I showed you how to create a brand board for your blog. I am using mine to update my blog design and make it fit my brand step-by-step. Changing the category widget to DIY-made buttons is one part to reach a distinctive design for your blog. So let’s get going. It’s easy, I promise! What do you need? Your brand board to use colors, elements etc. fitting your brand A design program: I used Illustrator but you can use the program you are […]


Make your own brand board

Make your own brand board

In my last post, I talked about creating a mood board on Pinterest to help you rediscover your creativity and get new inspiration. A mood board can be handy for different kinds of things. You can use it as a go-to place for inspiration, to collect ideas for a special design project or you can use it to make a brand board for your business or blog. A brand board is a physical or digital sheet that holds the main style assets like logo, fonts, colors, pictures and elements that transport the aim or intention of your brand/blog. Since I wanted to work a bit on my blog design, this was the first thing for me to do. The brand board is the first stone when […]


Rediscover your creativity

Rediscover your creativity

A couple of months ago I moved to Paris. WOOHOO! Since then, my life has changed completely. My daily routine, my habits and my point of view are different now. This new start, as you might call it, has brought me many good things and I am just starting to wrap my mind around this completely crazy past few months. I think, I have been very lucky with how everything worked out. A couple of tears have been shed on the life I left behind but I am almost insanely happy. Right away I found a job, which has given me the opportunity to improve my language skills and meet some lovely people. The first step becoming a Parisian has been made! One of the biggest […]