So by now, you know you want to write a blog and have perhaps outlined some details of it as well like its title and the topic of your content. In this article, we will learn how to set up a free blog using Google’s free blogging service called Blogger.
Setting up a new blog with Blogger is very easy and requires as little as three to four steps. Depending on the blogging platform you use, these steps may vary to some extent but the scope of this article is limited to Blogger platform only. Follow these simple steps to get started.
Getting Started with Blogger with your Google Account
To get started, all you need is a Google account. Visit the page www.blogger.com and login with your Google credentials.
Step 1: New Blog
Once you sign in, on Blogger home screen, click on “New Blog” button and you will get the following pop up.
Step 2: Blog Title
In this step you are required to enter blog title. This can be anything of your choice but one thing to keep in mind is that it shouldn’t be too arbitrary or random. A blog title should be short and preferably unique as well as inline with the whole concept of your blog.
For more details on how to choose a good blog title, read our article How To Start A Blog.
Step 3: Blog URL
Select a blog URL for your blog in the step. Your blog URL should be unique and easy to remember. As you enter an address, Blogger calculates its availability.
Step 4: Create Your Blog!
After giving a carefully thought of blog title and a unique blog URL, click on the “Create Blog” button at the end of the dialog box.
Blogger shows a brief success message at the end and then you are redirected to your new blog’s dashboard, as seen below.
Congratulations on making your first blog on Blogger! You are now ready to start posting/designing your blog right away!