Attracting visitors from socialbookmark sites and other referring sites is one thing, but you need to convince your visitors to stay. As I mentioned before most of my visitors, just drop by without even reading or commenting my posts. Now think, what is the first thing a visitor sees when he enters you blog? Exactly, the homepage of your blog. Now every homepage has it's design, and it's plays a key factor in convincing your visitors to stay. You can find several default designs within Blogger.com, but you're not required to use them.
Free Templates on the internet
The internet is filled with free templates, and if you can use Google you can find some pretty good ones. It's really easy to insert them in your blog, just click on the layout tab of your blog and then click on Edit HTML. Here you can upload your template (you off course need to first download the free template from one of the sites, and then save them to a location on your computer, like your desktop.) Be sure to first back up your current template, this way you won't loose your blog if something goes wrong.
Translated in 3 little steps:
- First go to the Layout tab, and then click Edit HTML
- Backup your current template, so you won't risk losing anything when something goes wrong.
- Search the location where you saved your free template, and upload it
And voilà you got yourself a new fresh template!
If you can't find any good templates try checking these sites:
Geck and Fly
The Style Contest