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How To Create A Blog? Basics For Beginners.


You have landed on this blogpost for one of the two reasons:

1. Accidentally clicked on a link 
2. You want to create your own blog

If you are here in order to learn how to create your own blog, you have landed on the right place.

Follow my free step-by-step guide on how to create a blog. Create a unique blog. Start publishing in seconds. Instantly create the personal or professional blog of your dreams to share your ideas on the web.



I won't be wasting your time by going on and on with the introductory paragraphs. Rather, I'll straight away get to the point. This post I have tried my best to show you the basics on how to create your very own blog. I have also included few pictures.

Before I begin, I believe you already have your Google Account. If you don't have one or if you want to have a separate and special Google Account only for your blog, then create one immediately.

Now login to your account and go to your Google Homepage. 

Next, click on the dotted menu option in the top right corner.



When you click on that, you will get various options. Scroll down till you find the Blogger option (Yellow box with a white "B"). 



Click on the blogger option. You will be redirected to the Blogger Website. On that website, you will find "Create A Blog" option/tab. Click on that tab. 



You will be asked to Sign In to your Google Account if you haven't done so already. After you have logged in, you will be taken to another page which will give you two options

1. Create a Google Plus Profile
2. Create a limited blogger profile

You can choose whatever you desire. I would recommend you to select and create a Google Plus Profile as it will be helpful to your blog in the future.




Creating a Google+ profile is extremely easy. You just have to enter the necessary details and go next. Once you have completed that process, you should land up on this page. Click on the option, Create New Blog.



Once you click on that option, you will get a new window that will ask you to fill in your blog details. This includes your Blog Name and Address.

You can also choose a theme from the available options. In my future posts, I'll be showing you how to customize the blog themes and also how to add your own blog theme like the one I have for my blog. 




Your Blog Title Can be anything you like. So be as creative as possible. If your blogging about a particular thing like Food/Cooking, give your blog a name that revolves around the same. A proper blog name is very essential as it defines what your blog is about.

You may face little difficulty while selecting your Blog's Address. There are millions of blogs on the internet and thus, this makes it difficult to find your idle address. You will have to try various combinations inorder to find your perfect address. One heads up, it's better that you think and select the website address. Don't use your own name. Don't keep changing your website address.

If you want to have a custom domain like www.myblog.com, you will have to purchase one from hosting websites like GoDaddy, Blue Host, etc.

Once you're done with this, select the Create Blog Tab. Your blog is now live and ready to use.



Let's create our first post now. The image below is your dashboard. Here you can write your posts, create pages, edit your blog, check your stats and earnings, etc.




Creating a post is extremely simple. Click on create a post tab and write down whatever you would like to post. You can write about fashion, food, recipes, reviews, technology, education, anything.

Keep your posts small and around 500 words. Keep your Blog Post Title catchy. Use lot's of images. Use proper font options and spacing. In the coming posts I'll show you how you can change your blog's design and do much more things with your blog.




When you are ready with your post, you can publish it and make it live. If you aren't ready to make your post live, click on Save option and Save it as a draft. You can also preview your post before publishing it to see what it looks like. 


Add Label's to your blog as it will help to segregate your blog posts according to the genre and make things easier for you as well as your readers. 

For eg. If you have a Recipe Blog, your labels can be like Fast Food, South Indian, Punjabi, Maharastrian, Chinese, etc. 




I'll be explaining in detail "how to create a blog post" in my next blog post.

To make your blog look attractive and easy to navigate, you can use the layout option. 



The layout option helps you to edit the way your blog looks. You can add or remove various gadgets from your blog.

You can add "Pages Tab" to your blog. I'll be explaining this in detail in my next post.




In my next post, I'll also be showing you how to optimize your blog to attract more readers and traffic. 

Till then, write down many posts and keep feeding your blog everyday.

Do check out my other posts.

Bye.























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