BlogSpot allows you to create a free blog, but it does have some limitations.This post is dedicated to the “beginners” who are new to blogging but would like to get started, and who desire an easy way to learn the process involved.
BlogSpot is a blogging platform by Google. It offers you an opportunity to start a blog, though all your images will be hosted by Picasa which is also part of Google. BlogSpot, then, is a Google-centric blogging platform.
Step-by-step Guide to Creating a Free Blog on BlogSpot:
To create your free blog site, head over to BlogSpot.com and login using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google (gmail) account, create one for free.
For the first time user, you will see an option to use the identity from your Google Plus profile, or you can use your limited BlogSpot profile. I would recommend using your Google Plus profile.
Once you are logged in, click on the new blog or click on this link to directly go to create a free blog
Name your blog:
The first thing you need to do is add a name and select your domain name.
Avoid using your name as the domain name, and instead use some generic domain name that you can brand later with your custom domain.
You can select the blog template here (you can change it anytime), and click on “create the blog”.
Now your blog is created, but you are not done yet. There are few settings that you need to set on your newly created BlogSpot blog to make it easy to use.
Now you are on the BlogSpot dashboard where you will see your blog’s backend. From here you can go to “settings” and make changes to improve your blog’s visibility. Here is a screenshot of what you should be seeing:
From here you can click on “Posts” > “New post” and start writing your first blog post! Before you write your first post, however, I would recommend that you go to “Pages” and create few pages such as the “About” page which should be about you and what your blog is about.
Most importantly, you should change your blog’s template as the default one is generic and boring in my opinion.You can download and install any template from internet on your blog. Alternatively, you can go to “Settings”> “Template” and from there make changes such as the addition of your logo to the header of your BlogSpot blog, or the addition or removal of various other features noted.
Once you have a few blog posts up and running, you can go to “Settings” > “Earnings” and enable AdSense for your blog. This way you can also earn money from your free BlogSpot blog.
Finally your blog is almost ready, and you can start writing posts. If you like the post, don’t forget to share it.