You have decided that the best blogging platform for you is Blogger, but don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, today I will walk you through step by step how to create a blog with blogger. It is just as easy as creating your own hosted WordPress blog, but with a few more features!
The first step is to go to your browser and type in blogger.com in your navigation bar. You will be asked to sign into Google, if you are not already. This is the same account that you access your Gmail, Google Drive, Google+ account, calendar, etc. You can sign into that account or you can choose to create a new account for your blog. Just click “Create an Account” down below the login information to do so.
Now click New Blog. A new window called Create a new blog will appear. This is where you enter your title, blog address and template. Your URL will end in .blogspot.com since it is a free service provided by Google. This can be changed later. Choose one of the seven templates. Don’t stress too much because this can be changed and edited later.
Since we currently have a .blogspot.com domain name, it is asking us if we want to buy a personal domain. If you want to, you can click search and a list of available domain names will be listed. To buy, just click the buy button.
From Blogger, you are able to see an overview, posts, pages, comments, Google+, stats, earnings (if you are using Google Adwords, campaigns, layout, templates and settings.
Templates is where you go in if you want to change your template. It will show you the seven templates but in a wider range of colors which you did not get previously. You can edit the HTML and see a mobile version preview.
Layout is where you are really going to have control on the arrangement of your blog. You can drag and drop content and add new gadgets really easily.
The Template Designer allows you to change the background, adjust widths of your content areas, and even change the layout. If you want a different layout for your sidebars this is where you will handle it.
So you have officially created your own blog with Blogger.Creating a blog with Blogger is super easy with this how-to guide. Click To Tweet
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Post a link to your new blog in the comments below! I would love to check it out.