Sometimes, being a wordsmith and being technologically savvy go hand in hand. This means that you are more than credible to start your own blog. Where do you start? Luckily, there are plenty of simple, clean templates to choose from via WordPress. Here are just ten themes that you can choose from:
This particular template isn’t used often, but it is liked by those who have. It has two five star reviews. In terms of appearance, Aquarius is described as “minimalistic.” But that’s okay; less is more. If you’re just starting out, this is a perfect template.
2. Kubrick 2014
This is another one that doesn’t have a lot of flair to it, but, its simplicity makes it easy to navigate. There is some room for pictures, but not to the point where they’d be overwhelming.
3. Accessible Zen
This theme’s title says it all: It’s accessible. It’s based on the theme that built the popular blog, Zen Habits.
4. Clean Black
This theme is simple, yet elegant. Its dark tone gives you that mysterious, yet classy look.
5. Simple Life
This theme is ideal for blogging. If you’re just starting out, you can file all your articles by category, which are made easily accessible via a bar on the right of the theme. In addition, it is translation ready.
6. WP Simple
This theme’s main feature, according to its creator, is its ability to show up fully on smartphones. It has, however, received mixed reviews.
7. Pure & Simple
This template offers a bit more leeway for the blogger seeking simplicity. You can, however, still keep it as basic as you want. There’s room for a massive picture at the opening, but you can also change it to different layouts.
This theme does away with graphics that need extra time for loading. The result is a lean theme that doesn’t spare any aesthetic qualities. Another feature is improved SEO, which makes it easier for the startup blogger to get his or her name out there.
9. Nature Light
If you’re just starting out and need a simple theme, this one is ideal. It’s not flashy, but it gets the job done for someone wanting to make a word-driven blog.
10. Clean Simple White
This theme does away with just about all pictures—making it easy for you to do what bloggers were born to do: write.