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How to Create a Free Blog on Blogspot.com/Blogger.com?

Do you want to start blogging? Do you have a plan to create a free blog on BlogSpot.com/Blogger.com? Making a free BlogSpot website is very easy. In this article, you can learn to create a blog for free and make money online without investment. Let’s take an introduction to the blog, blogging and Google BlogSpot.com (Blogger.com).

What is a blog?

A blog is like a web-based diary that is regularly updated by an individual or group of individuals. Each update on a blog is called a post. The posts can be based on a particular topic or on a variety of topics depending on the niche of the blog. The latest posts on the blog appear first i.e.: they appear in reverse chronological order.

Why do Blogging?

There are many reasons for which people start blogging. To name a few –

  • Supporting a social cause
  • Professional networking
  • Showcasing their writing skills
  • Making money online via advertisements on the blog
  • Marketing a business online

Blogger Vs Blogspot

Blogger.com and Blogspot.com are both owned by Google. Blogger is a publishing platform and Blogspot is a domain service provider. Blogspot needs Blogger for its use but Blogger does not need Blogspot. They are both free of charge. Thus people create a free blog on blogspot.com (blogger.com) to make money without investment.

Why use Blogspot? Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages

  • Easier to use when compared to other blogging programs like WordPress
  • Lots of options for customization
  • Free of charge
  • Can easily integrate any of the other Google products
  • Faster indexing – Blogspot sites show up in Google search results within 24 hours

Disadvantages

  • Blogspot offers lesser options for themes and plugins.
  • You can easily lose traffic if you don’t keep updating your blog.

In this example, we will be creating a blog for Campad Electronics an Australian mobile phone accessory seller.

How to create a free blog on BlogSpot.com?

Create a Gmail account needed for a BlogSpot blog

You can start blogging with Blogspot.com, but first, need to create a Google account.

1. Go to gmail.com in your web browser.

Open gmail.com

2. Click on Create an account.

Gmail.com create an account

3. Fill out all the necessary details and click on Next Step.

gmail.com create email password

4. Once the account is created you will see a Welcome message. Click on Continue to Gmail and you will be taken to your inbox.

gmail.com welcome message

gmail.com inbox

Start a blog on blogger.com

1. To start your blog, go on to blogger.com.

blogger.com home page

2. Click on Create Your Blog.

blogger.com create your blog

3. Login with your Gmail account credentials.

gmail.com log in

It will ask you if you want to create a Google+ profile or a Blogger profile. I have chosen to create a Google + profile.

  1. To create your blog, log on to www.blogger.com. Sign in with your Gmail account and click on Create New Blog.

blogger.com dashboard

5. Fill out the Title, Address of your choice and choose a theme if you like. Hit Create Blog!.

blogger.com create a new blog

6. On the blog page, click on Posts from the left side menu. Then click New post to create a new post.

blogger.com new post

7. Enter your text, add images and links just like you would with a word processing tool. Then hit Publish.

blogger.com new post publish

8. If you want to preview your post before publishing it, you can do so by clicking on the Preview button in the top right corner.

blogger.com post preview

9. This is how the preview of the post will look.

blogger.com post preview live

Choosing a theme for your blog

1. Click on the Theme menu item in the left side menu list.

blogger.com blog theme

2. Then choose the theme of your choice from the many available options. You can preview it before applying.

blogger.com select theme

Making your blog findable under settings

1. Under the Settings menu item, click on Basic.

blogger.com settings basic

2. Then click on Edit for the Privacy settings.

blogger.com privacy edit

3. Answer ‘Yes’ to both the questions – Add your blog to our listings? And – Let search engines find your blog? Click on Save changes.

blogger.com privacy edit save changesCreating an About Us page for your blog

1. Click on the Pages menu item on the left side menu list.

blogger.com pages all

2. Then click on New Page.

blogger.com new page

3. Enter the Title and Content for the page and click on Publish.

blogger.om new page about us

Choosing a header image for your blog

1. Click on the Layout menu item on the left side.

blogger.com layout

2. In the Header section, click on the edit

blogger.com header edit pencil

3. For the Header image, you can either choose a file from your computer or insert the image URL.

blogger.com upload logo

4. Save the changes you made.

blogger.com logo preview

Inserting sidebar links

1. Click on the Layout menu item in the left menu list.

blogger.com layout

2. Under Sidebar Top or Bottom, click on Add Gadget.

blogger.com siderbar

3. In the pop-up window, scroll down to Link List and click on the plus sign.

blogger.com add a gadget

4. Fill out the details in the form that pops up, click Add Link and Save.

blogger.com link gadget

5. When you preview the blog, you will see the Sidebar link on the left side.

Inserting images on a post

1. Open your post in Edit mode and place the cursor at the spot where you want the image.

blogger.com images on a post

2. Click on Insert Images in the toolbar.

blogger.com upload image to a post

3. If you are uploading images from your computer, click on Choose Files and select the required image file.

blogger.com choose image

4. You can preview the post with the image before publishing it.

blogger.com image uploaded on a post

Embedding a YouTube video in your blog post

1. Find the YouTube video of your choice and click on Share at the bottom right.

blogger.com youtube video embed

2. Copy the shareable link that pops up.

blogger.com youtube video share

3. Go back to your blog post in edit mode and click on the Add/Remove Link

blogger.com add link to post

4. In the box that pops up, enter the text and URL for the YouTube video you want to post. Click on OK.

blogger.com add link to post box

Alternative method –

1. Another way of posting a YouTube video is by directly clicking on the Insert a video

blogger.com posting youtube video

2. Using the pop-up box search and select the video of your choice.

blogger.com search youtube video

3. Update your post.

I believe this article is quite helpful to create a free blog on BlogSpot.com and start blogging. If you still have any question in your mind please leave a comment.

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