How to start a blog using Blogspot

By on January 17, 2015

Ok, so you are totally new to this blogging thing and you want to try it out, but you don’t want any strings attached or any costs involved. So maybe you heard about Blogspot.
Blogspot / Blogger is a free blogging platform provided by Google on which you can create up to 100 blogs per account and it is 100% FREE! No joke! 🙂
So, how to start a blog using Blogspot? Simple!

1. 1st of all you need to have a Google account.

Having a Google account is great because you have access with it to all Google products, like Blogger, Google Plus, Youtube, Google drive etc.
OK…. So, go to Blogger.com and click on “create an account
create_a_google_accountThen you fill in all the required fields and follow the steps.
Yay! You are the owner of a Google account.

2. Log into Blogger.

Now you are able to login to Blogger.com. You will land on a page where your future list of blogs will be. But, for the time being, you have no blog created. So, in order to create one, click the “New Blog” button.
blogspot_blog_list

3. Pick the title, the address and the template for your new blog.

All these (title, template, even address) can be changed later if you want to.
new_blog_title_addressOk, so now you will see that your newly created blog will appear in your blog list. So, this is how you create your first blog using Blogspot.
blog-list

4. Pick and customize your template

In order to pick another template and/or customize the existing one, go to your Dashboard -> Template -> pick your template -> then click on Customize.
It will take you into a panel where you can play with your template all day long.
blogger_template

5. Get familiar and start organizing your Layout (Gadgets)

On the layout section of your dashboard you can add, delete and move around your gadgets.
layout_organise

6. Start writing!

So you have the blog, you’ve customized your template and played with your gadgets (you can also redo that anytime you want). The most important thing now is to start writing. Click the “New Post” button from your dashboard and become a blogger.

This is how to start a blog using Blogspot.
After getting familiar with Blogger’s interface (especially the dashboard) and with the way the  gadgets work, you might want to go to the next level and look for ways to improve your blog by browsing through tutorials, tips and tricks on the Blogger section from Bloggerwizard.

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