How To Create A Free Blog With Blogger

Blogging is a very popular way of sharing your interests with the rest of the world on the Internet. Many people do it just for the fun of writing, or to express their views or opinions on a given subject. Whether it be technology, gardening or even cats, you can find a blog on pretty much anything!

Most people think that having a blog can be an expensive and very technical affair, having to buy web server hosting and learning HTML or CSS coding in order to maintain a blog. Well that is certainly true for a larger blog like RefuGeeks, but you can have your own personal blog for absolutely nothing and you don’t even need to know how to code.

Hello Blogger!

I myself started RefuGeeks a couple of years back using Blogger. Back then it was called “Jingi Blog” (rubbish name I know) and it soon morphed into RefuGeeks (if you want to know more, visit the about us page) and since then I haven’t looked back. Blogger is the perfect tool to introduce anyone to the brilliant world of blogging.

How to setup a Blogger Blog

Setting up your first blog couldn’t be simpler. All you need to do is head over to blogger.com and register. If you use Gmail or Google Apps all you need to do is log in with your Google account because Blogger is owned by Google.

Blogger home

Once you’re logged in it really couldn’t be easier to start blogging about your cat…or whatever it is that you’re interested in of course. Simply click on the grey “New Blog” button, pick a name, web address and template then hit the “Create Blog!” button.

Create Blog

Ok, we now have an awesome new blog. To visit your blog all you need to do is click on the “Visit Blog” button and you will be taken to your shiny new blog. Things are looking pretty bare at the moment though, so lets look at getting some content published…

To write your first post all you need to do is hit the orange compose button (the one with the white pencil on it), type out your post and hit “Publish”. The publishing window has been specially created so you can create posts with a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. This means that you don’t need to know any HTML coding. You can simply create a post in the same way you would create a document in Microsoft Word – it really is very simple.

New Post Blogger

 

My Cat Blog Blogger

That’s it, you’re now a blogger! All you need to do now is start sharing your new blog address with friends and family on the internet.

Conclusion

There are many other free blogging tools out there; WordPress, Tumblr & SquareSpace to name but a few. For me personally though, Blogger is the best free platform as most people already have a Google account, plus being owned by Google means that your posts are automatically added to the search engine.

This is the first in a string of articles that I want to write about blogging. So look out for the next article on personalising your Blogger blog.

How To Create A Free Blog With Blogger
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