How to create a blog on blogger

Hey there..! 

As you have decided to start a blog or to know more about it let me help you out in this. 

A blog is a regularly updated website which posts articles related to a subject just like this website. So, in short, you can call a blog as a website which posts articles on a regular basis.

So, to start a blog you need a few things, a PC or a laptop with a good internet connection, that's it.

A blog can be created on different platforms like WordPress or blogger. If you are a beginner and don't have a lot of money to invest then you can go for blogger platform, it's a Google product and it's free.

Here are a few steps to get started. 


#1. Open blogger website


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Enter the website URL in the search box or click this link blogger.com to directly go there.


#2. Create an account


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To use the blogger you first need to create an account, for this you need to have a Gmail account so, if you have one then keep the username and password handy.

Click on 'create blog' option and log into your Gmail account by entering your username and password.

Remember that your blogger account is linked with your Gmail account, so, each time you want to open your blogger account, you need to log in to your Gmail account.

#3. Setup the title, address and theme for your blog

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After creating an account you will be redirected to the new page where you have to choose the title of your blog, web address and theme.

Title: Choose a title/name for your blog, don't worry if you don't have an idea for your blog name just choose a random title, you can change that later. This title will be your blog's name and it will appear on your websites title tags.

Address: As you are using the free hosting of blogger, your blog address will always be in this format 'yourblogname.blogspot.com' until unless you buy a premium domain name.
  Select a unique or a random domain name, you can change this and set up a third party domain name from settings later on.


*If you don't have a domain name you can read this article and get help to buy one.

How to buy a domain name.


Theme: It's time to select the theme, select the theme from the given list. These themes are free of cost and work pretty well, but, if you want your own theme to be installed then it can be done from the dashboard later on, for now, select any one theme to proceed.

After selecting the desired title, address and theme, click on create blog.


#4. Dashboard overview

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After the 3rd step, you will be redirected to your working space, on the left you will see multiple options like posts, stats, comments etc. 


These options are necessary for making a blog. Don't worry, its simple to get familiar with the blogger.

Let's talk about each of them.


#5. Posts


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The main part of your blog is the posts or content. You will need to post unique articles on your website on a regular basis. 

Click on new post icon to open the editor and create a new post. You will need to write an SEO friendly article and publish it on your blog.

After opening the editor you will see an interface similar to Microsoft Word, it is simple to understand and use. This editor includes different fonts, font sizes, formatting etc.

So, write a unique and creative article and don't try to copy from other blogs.



#6. Statics


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In this section you can monitor your traffic and its source, there is nothing much you can do about it, but you can learn about the traffic behaviour so that you can improve it and increase the traffic.

Learn about your audience, where do they belong from, so, that next time you write an article, you can focus on the targeted audience and publish related and appropriate posts.


#7. Comments

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Next comes the comment section where you can see the published or received comments on your posts and pages of your blog.

Each time you receive a comment you get notified and it appears in this section, so, that you can keep track of the feedback you receive.


#8. Earnings


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Money...Yes, you can earn money from your blog by monetizing it. Adsense program by Google allows you to place ads on your blog and earn money.

For this, you will need to apply for Adsense by submitting your site on adsense.com

It takes time for approval. After opening a new blog you will need to work on your blog a little to be eligible for AdSense program, but eligibility doesn't guarantee approval. If your blog is genuine with unique articles and natural traffic(visitors coming from valid/legal sources) then you will definitely get approval.


#9. Pages

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In this section, you can create legal pages like Terms and conditions, privacy policy, disclaimer etc. These pages are necessary to run your blog on a wide scale and to protect you and your users from various issues.

These pages are also necessary for getting approval from Adsense.


#10. Layout


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In the layout section, you can choose where to place those widgets and various components of your blog.

Choose a user-friendly layout to keep your visitors engaged. This will also affect your websites speed and eventually affect the ranking of your blog.


#11. Theme


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In this section, you can change your blogs look. Either you can select from the existing free themes of the blogger or go for the paid ones from other sources.

Choose a unique, user-friendly and fast loading theme to outrank your competitors.



#12. Settings


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This is the most important part of the blogger. In this section, you can set your blogs identity and various other settings.

The setting menu includes: Basic settings, Post comment and sharing settings, Email settings, Language and formatting settings, Search preferences, others and user settings.

In 'Basic settings' you can edit your blogs title, description, privacy etc. You can also edit your blogs address and HTTP settings in the 'Basic setting' category. 

Then comes Post comment and sharing section, in this section, you can edit posts, comments and sharing settings. Like you can choose which type of comment to be posted.

Then comes the Email section, in this you can choose which email to use to post articles and comments.

In language and formatting section you can change your language, select translating language. You can select the date and time format and their stamps for posts and comments.

Search preference setting is most important of all, these setting will affect how your site ranks on search engine result pages(SERP).
This setting includes core changes and hence should be done with proper care

So, there will be another post on this topic which will be in-depth and will include detailed settings of search preference.

So, here are a few tips for your blog:

  • When you are initially buying a domain name for your blog don't waste too much time looking for a perfect name. Just consider a few words related to your blog's topic and buy one.
  • The inbuilt themes of blogger are good to start with.
  • Don't change the settings of your blog more often because it can affect your blogs ranking on the search pages.
  • Always keep a backup of all your codes of your blog, like the HTML code of your blog, code of scripts running on your blog.
  • At least publish one article in a week to keep your blog running and your audience engaged.



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How to create a blog on blogger. 

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