By now you have decided which blog platform you are going to use and whether you are purchasing your own domain name or not. It is now time to think about the design of your blog.
This site really has some cute designs. Some of my favorites are Cocktail (above), Minimal, Beauteous Carousel, and Voux Slider. Be sure to click on the "live preview" link, so you can see how the blog will look.
If you are willing to spend a bit of money you have many options. Etsy is the best place to look for cheap Blogger templates. As of today, the following shops offer templates under $10.00.