There are some standard guidelines for designing a logo for a blogger. The first of these is that a blogger needs a unique and creative logo that will appeal to their target audience. Standing out is important in the world of blogging, you need a good first impression in order to steal a head start on competitors. One of the main things that needed to be incorporated in to the logo was something that showed Johannas Journal was travel related. We thought of several ideas – a plane, a book with a globe on it among others.
Finally we settled on incorporating two key ideas. The first was putting the globe as the stand out piece. When someone sees a globe they will automatically think of different countries, cultures and experiences that go on. It is a clear indicator that this blog must have something to do with travel or different places throughout the world. It was then the idea to put this globe in the middle of a compass. Compasses will give people the impression of exploration and adventure. The two combined gives a clear indication to audiences that this is a blog that will satisfy travel and adventure needs.
The second part of the logo we had to think about was the font we were going to use. Due to blogging being an informal medium there is a lot more room for creativity. In fact, the more creative the font, the more an audience will be attracted to visit your blog. We settled on the idea of using a cursive font. This is because it gives the impression of a handwritten journal, something that is personal and gives off a human touch. Who wouldn’t want to read an adventurers journal?