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How to Make a Blogspot

How to Make a Blogspot Using Google Blogger


Blogspot is a blog created and published on Blogger, which is a free blog publishing platform owned by Google. Blogger offers two free publishing options for your blog:

  • The blog is hosting on Blogspot (yourdomain.blogspot.com).
  • The blog is hosting on your own custom domain (www.yourdomain.com).

You can change your publishing option at anytime, and your content will always remain unchanged regardless of which of the options you choose.

In order to use this service, you need to sign up for a Google account. The blog will be hosted on the Blogger server, so be mindful that if Blogger decides to shut it down, you’ll lose it. The following is a set of guidelines on how to make a blogspot using Blogger. I will assume that you already have a Google account.

Login to your Google account on blogger.com. As shown on figure 1 below, you’ll be presented with a screen where you can sign up for your Blogger account. All that’s required is for you to enter a name used to sign your blog posts. Accept the terms of conditions and click continue.

How to Make a Blogspot Signup

Figure 1: Blogspot Signup

Enter a title which will appear on your published blog. You then need to select a domain name, and I advice you to include your keywords in it. You’ll have to check the availability of your selection. Click next when finished, and you’ll be presented with your dashboard (shown on figure 2 below) from where you can add your profile, upload a photo, create and manage your blog.

How to Make a Blogspot

Figure 2: Blogspot Dashboard

You then have to choose a template. The default choices you’re presented with are limited, as shown on figure 3, but you’ve the option to change your selection if you wish to do so.

How to Make a Blogspot

Figure 3: Blogspot Templates

As shown on figure 4, the next steps involve creating and editing posts. I suggest you click on the Compose tab because it’s a standard HTML editor. You can choose to add videos and images if you want to, and do your formatting in the editor. You can add gadgets such as Social Media, Slideshow and Search Box. You can also add Adsense, if you choose to monetize your blog.

How to Make a Blogspot

Figure 4: Blogspot Design & Publish

You can preview your work as you progress, and when you’re happy with your design, click on Publish Post and that will get your blog published on the internet.

Well, I hope you’ve found these guidelines on how to make a blogspot helpful. If you need some help optimising your blog design or you’re still unclear of what blogging is, then you might want to check out my SEO Optimisation. And if you want assistance in setting up a more advanced blog using WordPress, also a free blog publishing platform, then click here.


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2 comments on “How to Make a Blogspot

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