How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)o

 
Today I want to emphatically write about blogging and how to create a free blog on Blogger.com/BlogSpot.com.

Blogging was not considered a big thing until about last past half decade.

Blogging began to gain ground, people began to see the usefulness of blogging and the use and the valuable pieces of information blogging can bring.



Then the evolution of blogging as the next big thing chipped in for various startups.

Businesses, establishments, companies etc began to utilize the blogging platforms and social media channels as a means for reaching the masses and promote their products and services virally on the web (internet).

Comprehensive Importance of blogging to businesses and establishments.






1: Blogging helps small businesses and start-ups to generate 126% more leads.

2: When brands publish interesting contents on social media they will gain more people.

Interesting contents are the two top reasons people follow brands.

3: more than 30% of companies and marketers believe that blogs are the most important form of content marketing.

4: Over 75% of users and customers trust pieces of information, advice, and review from blogs.

5: Around 90% of users or customers find blog contents reliable and useful.

6: More than 60% of customers feel a company's positivity and credibility after visiting their sites.

7: Many customers today prefer to enjoy reading useful, relevant contents from companies and brands.

8: Around 75% of users or customers learn or gets pieces of information about companies through articles and blogs than through ads.


Recently I got a question from a friend, he asked me, what's the meaning of blogging, blogger and how to create a blog.

So as am solving his problem here I believe there a lot of newbies who don't really know what blogging means and how to create a free blog on Blogger.com.

In this article, I will be teaching you how to create a free blog site on Blogger.com/BlogSpot.com which is very easy to create.

I will also be teaching how to earn money on Google BlogSpot (Blogger) without any investment.

Let's see what blog and Google BlogSpot (Blogger) means.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)o

Blog means?

A blog is a regularly updated web page, website or web-based diary or journal that allows you to share your ideas and thoughts in a written form.

You can add images, videos, music, read comments and leave a comment on it etc.

The blog can be written in a formal or conversational style and can be updated typically by an individual or small group.

The updates done a blog is called a POST.

The Blog posts updated regularly can be based on a particular topic or different topics depending on the niche been covered on the blog.


The latest post or last post updated on a blog appears on the top of the other blogs posts.

This because blog posts appear in descending order or reverse chronological order.

Who is a Blogger?

A Blogger is a person who regularly writes posts, articles or materials for a blog.

So if you create your own blog and starts posting articles or posts on your blog you'll be referred to as a Blogger.


Blogging

Blogging simply means the act of writing and publishing a post or article for a blog.

Blogosphere

The blogosphere is like the (blogging World for) online community consisting of bloggers and blog.hhh

Types of bloggers

We have different types of bloggers which can be divided into 5 types recognized according to today's existing technologies and trends.






1: Hobbyist bloggers


These are the group of bloggers who do blogging just for fun.

Their blogging life is like a hobby for them, their blogging works are mostly based upon their personal musings etc.

Hobby blogger doesn't earn money from their blogs and they hardly spend up to 4 hours a month blogging.

2: Part-time professional bloggers

These are bloggers who have a primary job they do, but use blogging to supplement their income.

For instance, a blogger may have a company he or she is working for but also spears out time for blogging and earn money through it.

3: Full-time professional bloggers

These are the group of bloggers who have taken blogging as their full-time job and earn money through blogging as their primary source of income.

4: Corporate bloggers

Corporate bloggers have blogging as part of their full-time job.

Some of them work full time for companies or organization as bloggers.

This type of bloggers makes up to more than 8% of total blogs.

5: Entrepreneur bloggers

These are bloggers who blog for their own company, these people own the company they blog on.

They use blogging to achieve different aims especially the startup entrepreneurs.

People doing this type of blogging make up almost 13% of total blogs.


Many people start up a blog for different purposes.

Some of these reasons are.

  • For purpose of promoting or marketing a business online.

  • For making money online from blog advertisements.

  • For showcasing their writing skills to the World.

  • Engaging on a social course.

  • Professional networking.

  • For the purpose of giving out useful and valuable pieces of information.


Difference between Blogger & BlogSpot.

Blogger and BlogSpot are owned and run by Google.

Blogger is a free blog post publishing platform while BlogSpot is a free domain hosting service provider.

Blogger is an independent entity but BlogSpot is a dependent entity that relies on Blogger in other to function.

So since these two Blogger and BlogSpot is a free service platform, people can easily create their own blog on BlogSpot.com (Blogger.com) to make money without making any investment.

Advantages and disadvantages of using Blogger for blogging.


Advantages of using Blogger.

  1. √ Blogger platform is easy to create and use when compared to other blogging platforms like WordPress.

  1. √ Blogger platform is provided by Google and its usage for blogging is for free.

  1. √ It has a lot of customization options.

  1. √ Blogger can easily be integrated with other Google products and services they offer like Google AdSense

  1. √ Fast indexing by the search engine like Google. The Blogger blog posts appear on search result pages of Google search engine within 24 hours of publishing a post.

Disadvantages of using Blogger.com for blogging.

  1. Blogger.com have fewer plugins and theme options.

  1. Using Blogger for blogging requires regular updates or else you will be losing traffic.



How To Create Free Blog on Blogger.com/BlogSpot.com.

We are going to use the top marketing agency called Media-Top for creating our free blog in this tutorial.

You can visit their website where they offer tremendous services to their customers at http://www.media-top.com.

The first step for creating a free blog on blogger.com/blogspot.com is to open a Gmail account.

If you don't have one, but if you have a Gmail account proceed with the one you have unless you want to open new Gmail accounts.


Step 1:

1. Go to www.gmail.com on your phone or computer web browser.


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

2. Click on Create an account.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

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

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

4. Once your Gmail account is created you will see a Welcome message.


Click on Continue to Gmail and you will be taken to your Gmail inbox.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

Step 2:

How to start a free blog on blogger.com

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


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)


2. Click on Create Your Blog.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

3. Login with your Gmail account credentials. Your Username and Password and click Login.

At this step blogger will ask if you want to create a Blogger profile or Google+ profile.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

Chose to create with Google+ profile because Blogger profile has limited functionality.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)


4. To create your free blog >> log into www.blogger.com >> sign in with your Gmail account >> Click on Create New Blog.

5. Here you will fill the Title of your blog, add Address and select the theme of your choice (optional).

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

And click on Create Blog. Sometimes naming our blog is one of the hardest things to do, like me when I first started creating my blog.
How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

My blog name was changed more than five times before I came up with this very one am using now.

So if your in this kind of situation you can use this blog name generator tool to create your blog title.

Step 3:

At this stage, you have successfully created your free blog on Blogger.com.

The next thing is how to write a post for your blog.

1. On your blog dashboard or page >> click on Posts from the top left side menu. 
Then click New post to create a new blog post.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

2. Write your blog posts by adding text, add images and links you can use this proofreading writing tools to create your blog posts, after creation you copy and paste it on blogger and publish.

3. Preview button on the top right-hand corner of blogger new post layout is used to preview your posts before publishing them.

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

Step 4:

This step is for choosing your blogger theme.

This the all-around design and the layout you want your blog to carry.

On your blog dashboard, we have many free blogger themes you can choose from or you can choose a theme from a third party theme providers like rashmidesigned.blogspot.com.

Rashmi Design provides all kinds of free and premium themes without footer credits on them.

To select a theme from your Blogger dashboard.

1. Click on the Theme menu button on the left side menu list.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)o

2. Then select the theme of your choice from the many available options.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)
Preview the theme to see how it will look before applying.

Step 5:

How to make your blog appear in search engines like Google and to blog visitors.

1. Click on Settings menu button >> click on Basic.
How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

2. >> click on Edit Privacy settings.

3. You will be asked, Add your blog to our listings? And let search engines find your blog? Answer Yes to both questions and click on Save changes.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

Now your blog is live and can be found by search engines and blog visitors.

Step 6:

How to create an About Us page.

About Us, the page is where you let people and search engines know what your blog is all about.

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

2. Then click on New Page.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

3. Enter the Title (About Us) write about us content and click Publish.






Step 7:

Choose the image that will appear on your blog head called Header Image.

You can use the canvas tool to design your header image for free.

Read How to make money online blogging using Affiliate Marketing.

1. From your blog dashboard click on the Layout menu button on the left side.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

2. In the Header area, click on the Edit.

3. We have to options for choosing Header image, either choose a file from your computer or insert the image URL.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

4. Click on Save after uploading your Header Image.

Step 8:

How to Insert sidebar links.

1. Click on the blog Layout menu button in the left menu list.


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

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


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

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

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

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


Step 9:

How to insert images on a post

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

2. Click on Insert Images in the toolbar.



How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)o

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

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

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


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

Step 10:

How to Embed a YouTube video in your blog post

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


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

2. Copy the shareable link that pops up.

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

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

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

Click on OK.


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)

Alternative method –

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

How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)o

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


How to Create a Free Blog on Google Blogspot.com/Blogger.com (101)
3. Update your post.

You can explore other functionality of your new free Blogger blog.

The more time and research you make the more familiar you get with blogging on blogger.com.

If you still have any question you can ask it through the comment box.

Do also share on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn etc.

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