If you are newbies and want to start blogging and don’t want to make any initial investment to create a blog then this topic is for you.
But before we proceed let’s have some introduction about blogging:
What is Blogging ?
Blogging is all about sharing your knowledge and ideas to the world. It also provides an opportunity to the blogger to earn a decent income from your blog.
There are many blogging platforms which offer users ability to create free blogs. You can start blogging from wordpress.com or blogspot.com which are basically used by millions. Once you have some blogging experience then you can move to a self-hosted WordPress blog.
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So in this post, I am going to outline exactly what you need to do to create a free blog on Blogspot. Before I begin the complete tutorial, there are a couple of things you need to know about BlogSpot:
What is BlogSpot ?
Blogspot is best blog publishing platform by Google. It is one of the most popular blogging platform which offers you to create a free blog under a sub-domain .blogspot.com. It is the best way for beginner blogger to get started with blogging.
It is one of the most popular blogging platform for beginner because it’s provide a lots of functionalities which include:
- It’s free and you can create free blogs on BlogSpot platform.
- Easy to use Dashboard & blog post publishing and Management system.
- You can choose any theme as well as you can upload any template of your own.
- In post editor, you will get all the essential tools such as custom permalink, search description, labels, blog post scheduling etc.
- Layout Editor to place widgets at a different location on your own.
- Now Blogspot blog can use HTTPS support.
- You can easily take a look at traffic your blog is getting by showing live stats.
- Best for beginner blogger to get started with blogging.
- You can earn money from BlogSpot by using Google AdSense and various affiliate program.
Step by Step Guide for Creating a Free Blog on BlogSpot
Creating a free blog on Blogspot platform is very easy, There are 6 main steps you need to go through in order to create a free blog. So here we go-
Important- You need to have a Google or Gmail account in order to create a free blog on BlogSpot. If you don’t have a Google (Gmail) account, create one for free.
1- Go to Blogger.com
2- Login using your Google or Gmail account.
3- Once you sign into BlogSpot with your Google account for the first time, It will ask you to setup a profile for your blog. You can either choose you Google + profile or limited BlogSpot for your identity. I would recommend using your Google + profile.
4- Now you are logged in and will be able to see BlogSpot’s home, then click on the new blog to create a new blog.
5- Name Your Blog:
The first thing you need to do here is to choose your blog name address along with a good template (You can change the template anytime). Once you fill up all these, click on “Create Blog”
6- Now you will be able to see BlogSpot dashboard and your blog is created and It’s ready to start blogging.
But you are not done yet. There are many things you need to do after creating your blog.
Customize Your Blogs Template:
A design is one of the most important factor of a blog, therefore you should change your blog’s default template to a better one.
You can change your template by going, In BlogSpot dashboard, In the left, click on template.
Create Blog’s About Page:
You should create few pages as the “About” page which should be about you and what is your blog is all about.
You can create pages by clicking on pages, then create a new page.
Customizing Your Blog’s Layout:
You can easily plate the widgets on various location in your blog by simple drag & drop method. You can add various free widgets as well.
To change the layout of your blog just got Layout and click on add a widget. You can also use drag and drop feature as well to place widgets from one place to another.
Once you make all the required customization, all you will have to do to make it a blog is start writing today. Your blog will grow only when you will start writing good content. So it’s time to start writing and start publishing content.
You can write a blog post in BlogSpot by clicking on the new post Button at the top left.
That’s all you need to create a free blog on blogger.
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