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Personal Blog Templates for Creatives, Writers, and Photographers

Your personal blog is a reflection of all of your skills and your interests. Ultimately, it should be as unique as you are, with a lot of options for customization. When it comes to determining a WordPress theme for your personal blog, the most important consideration is how to tell your story. Are you a writer who wants your theme to accentuate your text? Are you a photographer who will display your captivating images? Are you a videographer or filmmaker who wants a theme that seamlessly embeds video?

Storytelling is at the heart of your blog, so your theme should be optimized for the media you will use the most. Before embarking on the journey of blogging, evaluate what you will use, how you will use it, and then get started!

Writer: Penoolis

If you’re a writer, words are your standout thing and your WordPress theme should undoubtedly reflect that. While you may incorporate photos and videos to highlight aspects of your text, your ideal theme should put your words front and center. The Penoolis theme is a great option with a simple design and emphasis on text. With an ongoing scroll and centered text, Penoolis is a dream for writers who want to hop on their blog and publish. Penoolis also makes it easy to add photos and videos for some standout posts. Overall, this theme is an easy choice for authors who want to share their thoughts with the world.

Photographer: Fotomag

Whether a professional photographer or someone who subscribes by the mantra that a picture is worth 1,000 words, your blog should stop visitors in their tracks with stunning visuals. The Fotomag theme is made for such photography aficionados with a sleek, classic design and adaptability to all devices, so your imagery won’t lose its luster. The homepage makes a strong impression with infinite scroll and a featured image for each post. Then individual pages offer the opportunity to create galleries and photo essays that dive into the story you want to tell with your photos. With larger than life images, Fotomag makes it easy to draw your viewers into the world of your photography.

Videographer: The Vlog Theme

Videos are increasingly becoming the most appealing and shareable media. For example, on Facebook, “Video posts have 135% greater organic reach than photo posts,” according to Social Media Today. It’s a great time to be a videographer and your personal blog should make it easy for viewers to watch, engage, and share. The Vlog theme addresses the heart of what it means to be a video or even audio blogger, with compatibility with YouTube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion for easy import and playing usability. Vlog also makes it easy to curate your videos into playlists, categories, and groups within different post layouts. Most of all, its built-in social sharing will take your videos from blog posts to viral sensations in no time!

The Full Package: Hemlock

Maybe you’re an all-around kind of artist or you’re just starting out and have no idea where your blogging will lead you. In that case, it’s safe to go with a full package kind of theme, like Hemlock. With a combination of visual and text, Hemlock provides a strong opportunity to mix and match different types of posts as you hit your stride. In addition to images and videos, Hemlock also has the feature of music posts for audio artists, as well. The theme’s widgets also make it easy to link social media profiles from Facebook to Instagram to Snapchat in their latest update. As a full package theme for the versatile blogger, Hemlock will make your content shine brightly in the blogosphere.

Looking for more WordPress themes for your personal blog? Search for the theme that fits your unique vision on ThemeForest.


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Mariel Tavakoli

About the Author Mariel Tavakoli

Mariel is a writer, content marketer, ESL teacher, and writing coach. She loves all things cultural exchange and is always planning her next trip. She tweets @mstavakoli and writes on her website.