How to Change Your Blog Header
What is a header?
A blog header is the strip at the top of your blog where the title is. You can insert a header image either above, below or including the title.
Why should I customise my header?
If you're time poor but want to blog beautiful, a quick way of brushing up your blog is to change the header. It makes the blog more personal to you. People judge a blog by its cover, so having a great header will reflect well on your writing too.
Plus, web-readers like pictures. If your blog has a great design at the top, it will catch the eye and convince internet users to keep reading.
How do I change my header?
First things first, choose an image. Your picture should be high resolution and you need to own the rights to it. If it's by someone else, check you have their permission to use it on your blog. Save your image, and give it a clear file name which describes it, or else have the title of your blog as the file name.
In WordPress, go to My blogs, then Dashboard, then Appearance, then Header. Find an image you want to use (it doesn't have to be rectangular shape, but it should be high resolution) and upload it. Crop the pic and hit 'Crop and Publish'.
In Blogger, click 'Layout' then find your header at the top of the page. Click 'edit', click 'Choose File', and find the image you want to use. This should be rectangular or lozenge shape and high resolution. Then choose 'placement' and hit Save. Remember to press 'Save Arrangement' too before you go.