If you are looking for how to start a blog for free step by step guide, you are in the right place. In this post, I have written about how to make a blog for free. creating a free blog is very simple and easy. I am sure after reading this post you will be able to create a free blog on your own.
Why & how do I start a blog?
Blogging is a great experience. It’s a platform where you can share your knowledge, feelings, expressions everything. I think everyone should blog.
You don’t have to be a professional blogger for blogging. If you are not planning to take blogging as a career option or you are just starting to wet your feet and find out how is it feels to be a blogger, free blog is the best option for you
You can choose platforms like WordPress, Weebly , wix for blogging for free . In this post, I am going to teach you how to start your blog for free using blogger.
Because it is the best
How to start your won blog for free
you don’t have to spend any money to start your blog. It is absolutely free.
Lets start the magic !
How to start a blog for free the 1st step
To start your free blog on blogger platform you need a Gmail account which most of us have. If you don’t have Gmail account open a Gmail account. It’s very simple.
Now go to blogger.com . Sign in with your Gmail account . You will find a page with a new blog tab.
Click on the new blog . A window will pop up on the screen of your computer like the picture below
Now give a title to your blog. In this example, I am creating a blog on how to start a blog for free so I gave the title how to start a blog for free.
Now, what would be the address of your blog ? try to create the address of the blog as same as the title of the blog . In the example, I have given the address the same name as my title only without any space between words. Luckily the address is available for me . So the address of my blog is “www.howtostartablogforfree.blogspot.com” as you can see on the picture above.
In case, you find the address that you are looking for is not available try to type a phrase as close as possible to your blog title.
For instance, you are planning a blog on gardening and your blog title is gardening tips but you find that the address gardeningtips.blogspot.com is already taken . You can try something like mygardeningtips.blogspot.com or gardeningtipsforu.blogspot.com
As this is a free blog and we are using the free domain (address) , you will find blogspot on your address. If you buy a domain from any domain registrar like GoDaddy or Namechip you can integrate that name to your blogger. On that case, you don’t have to have a .blogspot on your address .
For example, if I Buy the domain howtostartablogforfree.com . I can integrate the domain with my blogger . On that case, my blog address would be howtostartablogforfree.com instead of howtostartablogforfree.blogspot.com. Any way I am not getting into that since I want to make this tutorial as simple as possible.
How to start a blog for free the 2nd step
Now you have to choose a template from these few options. You can customize all these templates. Remember you can change templates anytime. The fact is you don’t have to use these default templates from blogger. You can find many premium templates and even free templates on the internet .
You can also create your own template using software like Artisteer .
So there are a lot of option you can look for. But to make this tutorial very easy and simple I am going to use a default template that is called simple .
Choose the template you want and click on create blog. It will take a few seconds and your blog will be created and you will be redirected to your dashboard.
Congratulation your blog is created
How to start a blog for free the 3rd step
In this point if you click on the view blog tab you will see your blog. Which will be empty without any post.
Now it’s the time for the first post that you are going to publish . On the left upper corner of your screen, you will find a tab with a pencil sign . hover over the tab and click on it
You will be redirected to compose page as shown below. Writing the post is very easy if you already have used a text editor like Microsoft word . All the functions are the same like including pictures to your post or change font color etc.
After writing the post all you have to do is click on the publish tab on the upper right side . You can also save the post without publishing. If you want to see how your post looks like in the front end without publishing by clicking preview .
When you click on the publish tab you will be redirected on your dashboard with the post title as in the picture below .
Now click on the view blog tab . You will find the first post that you have published.
Congratulation you have successfully created your own free blog and posted the first post .
So It’s very easy to start you free blog using blogger.
I hope this post will help you to start your own free blog . Remember its only a basic tutorial of how to create a blog for free. Don’t be afraid, go ahead and explore the other options on the dashboard. Use different templates. Try to customize your template using customize option on the dashboard .
Remember Blogging is not something that you learn and then do rather blogging is something that you learn along blogging.
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