A great poll that was taken over at ProBlogger.net covering blog design has posted the above results. I think it’s telling for a number of reasons, although I’m a bit skeptical about the 18% that completely designed it themselves (that seems a lot).
One thing is for sure though: The most popular, “successful,” and “pro” blogs out there have a unique look. The question, of course, is how one knows whether they have reached critical mass to warrant a unique look and feel?
Some would argue that you have to “dress for the job that you want” type mentality when it comes to blog design. Others would suggest prudence and a proven track-record before making the jump. Where do you sit?