There are different kinds of backgrounds which are available. These add texture and these add the old world feel to it. When one sees a chalkboard background they are
immediately transported to their school days. These backgrounds look like old fashioned slates or classroom boards with all the powder and the mess it brought with it. These chalkboards, in order to have the words really stand out, the board had to first be wiped clean with a wet cloth and then using dampened chalk the lettering was done. This would make it not only stand out but hard to erase as well.
The same feel is given and attained through various free and paid sites which have chalkboard backgrounds. These backgrounds work well for not only blogs relating to students, studies, school but it also relates to sites which want to give their users a nostalgic feel or feel of the old world charm.
These can also be used for blogs denoting rural settings or start up or even home-based small businesses.
Chalkboard background templates are easily available and one of the most widely downloaded of all templates. There are special fonts too which go well with the chalkboard background and this adds to the effect.