One reason blogs become so popular so fast is the availability of a variety of themes, both free and paid. Themes have aid people in developing an identity and voice. All the blogging platforms out there have an extensive collection of themes, templates & skins to spice up your content. Blogger, one of the earliest self publishing platforms, also allows customizing your blog, albeit with far less options than platforms like WordPress.
In recent times, Blogger seems to be overwhelmed by the rival platforms, primarily WordPress and Tumblr, hogging the limelight. Even without much hoopla and frequent feature additions, Blogger is a solid self-publishing platform, which is sadly being abandoned by casual and professional bloggers alike. But we haven’t forgotten Blogger and have rounded up a few unusual & cool themes to kindle some interest in your minds.
Postage is a free blogger with a two column layout and looks exactly like a postal cover, complete with a stamp and a seal.
With an exotic name and more fittingly with fruits in the background, Fruit Mix is a theme suitable for blogs about cooking.
The Book mimics the design & layout of spiral notebook and is a great theme for a personal blog for casual bloggers.
With a dog eared layout and a textured background, Simplo may be simple looking, but supports 6 different colour styles.
Dead is dark, morbid looking theme complete with a set of skull and bones & should be a right for Gothic (or is Goth?) enthusiasts.
Hada Negra is a theme for people who love dark themes with swanky backgrounds. The theme’s look is enhanced by the rather exotic flower in the background.
Eclipse is another dark and broody theme for vampires and humans as well.
Originally designed for Tumblr and later converted into a Blogger theme, Fluid a riot of colours in a dark background.
Screw Driver theme is rough with a sheet metal backgrounds with screws driven around it. Though the design is a bit rough around the edges, it is unusual nevertheless.
Designed to mimic a note book on the kitchen table, this two column free blogger theme has table cloth designs placed in the background and in text blocks.
Unchained Fun is free two theme with a two column layout. The theme has a very youthful vibe to it thanks to the sporty background.
Kiddie Blog is a colourful blog with three columns and should be a fun theme for a blog dealing with stuff that interests kids.
Wow! Winter Red is indeed a tribute the colour with various shades of it splashed across the three column blog design.
Colorful Modern is a two column theme with a clean and colorful design. Besides the splashy colors the theme is equipped with custom post date stamp and pages navigation.
Unlike the rest of the themes out there, Infograbbit is a resume / infographic style theme coded in HTML5. This theme is ideal for an online resume or a stylish single-page site.
Buy Theme is a dark colored blogger gallery template with built in 125 x 125 ad blocks. The theme is extremely customizable and comes with a rating system.
Stamps with seal and built in ad blocks make this two columned blogger theme a great choice for hobby bloggers.
With a wide, colourful and two column layout, Planet Play is a memorable XML template that is easy to install on the blogger platform. The design puts a lot of emphasis on getting visitors to subscribe on the hard to miss subscription on the right side column.
Looking for a two column theme with a selection of some bright colors? Orlac theme is the one for you with an unbelievable color combination of orange and black.
Underland is a beautiful looking three column template with striking colours and is highly configurable with many dynamic elements.
Light’B is a unique blogger theme with a four column layout. The theme has an easily editable CSS design and is compatible with a wide range of browsers including IE 6.
As you would have guessed by this time, Greencrop blogger theme is indeed designed with shades of green. The heme has a two column layout and supports IE 6.
gamediary is designed to attract the young male audience who play high adrenalin games. The theme is built with a lot of ad spots and they are of varying sizes placed all over the theme to monetize your content.
Cultivado is a three column theme with a poetic design and layout and will be ideal to pen your personal thoughts.
The iPhone blogger theme has a fabulous design where the content is wrapped entirely within an iPhone and will be perfect if you are an iPhone enthusiast or running a blog with iPhone related content.
Andreas02 is a free Blogger theme with a stylish tabbed interface.
With a lot of widgets and a three column layout, this free theme well suited for a running a magazine style news blog.
A single column layout without any fluff to the design makes Minimalista a great choice for those of us who prefer minimalism in web design.
A belt buckle in the header and the denim in the background make Blue Jeans a go to theme for fashion blogs or casual bloggers.
For the fans of Tolkien and those who believe in the idea of “one ring to rule them all”, here is a theme to rule your blog in this earth while you dream about middle earth!