6 Steps to Create a Free Blog on Blogger.com

Creating a free blog using Blogger.com has been a unexplainable issue for many out there. but in this article, I will teach you 6 Simple steps on how to create a free blog on blogger, up create articles on your blog. Remember, you must have a Google mail address before you can use Blogger.com and move ahead in creating your free blog using Blogger.com.

Now let’s get started.

How To Create a Blog on Blogger.com

To create a free blog on blogger.com, follow the steps provided below

Step 1: Create a Blogger Account

  • Visit www.blogger.com.
  • Input your Google mail address and your password in the required box.
  • Click on Sign In to continue to Blogger

Step 2: Create a New Blog

  • Input a Title for your New Blog and click the NEXT Button
  • Input an Address (URL) for your blog. Make sure it is related with what you put in the Title, if it is not accepted, an error message will show like this Sorry, this blog address is not available. You keep editing till it get accepted then you click on the NEXT button
  • Input your display that is, the name that will be displayed to your readers on your blog.
  • Then click on Finish and allow it to load for some seconds after that, your blogger dashboard will appear.

Step 3: Create your First Blog Post.

You can decide to type your blog post in using text editors like MS Word, Google Docs or you use the Blogger’s text editor.

  • Click NEW POST
  • Input your post Title
  • Input your article in the field provided.

Step 4: Using the Blogger.com Toolbar

The Toolbar is used to edit your blog post to your preferred style. I will be explaining the tools and their functions from the left to the right.

Using the Blogger.com Toolbar
Using the Blogger.com Toolbar
  • To shoe your post in HTML or Compose view
  • To undo changes in your post.
  • To redo changes that was deleted or undone.
  • To change the font style of your post.
  • To change the text size (from the smallest to the Largest).
  • To change your text into Major Heading, heading, subheading, minor heading, paragraph, and normal.
  • To bold your text.
  • To Italics your text.
  • To Underline your text.
  • To strike through a text.
  • To change the color of your text.
  • To insert the background color of your text.
  • To insert a link into your text. You can do this by highlighting the text, click on the link icon, paste the link and click on APPLY.
  • To insert image into your blog post. You can do this by dropping your cursor where you intend inserting the image, click on the image tool, then upload your image from either your computer, Google photos, Blogger or by URL.
  • To insert Video to your blog post. This is done by clicking the video icon, click on Upload from computer if your video was saved in your computer or you click on YouTube if the video is in YouTube.
  • To insert special change characters in your blog post (Emojis).
  • To align your text to either, Left, Center, Right or Justify.
  • To increase the indent of your text.
  • To decrease the indent of your text.
  • To insert bullet in your text.
  • To insert numbers to your text.
  • To insert Quote in your text
  • To break your post.
  • Tap on the three dots (More icon) to show more options like the Tools to move your paragraph to either the left or right, select country language, and tool to clear text format.

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Step 5: Post Settings

The post setting comprises of the Labels, Published on, Permalink, Location, and Options. This setting is located under the Publish option.

Post Settings
Blogger.com Post Settings
  1. Labels: This is use to add labels to your blog post to group posts that are similar. This will allow your readers finds posts that are similar on your blog easily.
  2. Published on: This option allows you to publish your post immediately or schedule it to be posted later.
  3. Permalink: This is used to customize your post URL to whatever you like.
  4. Location: This is used to add a location tag to your blog post. It’s usually not necessary though.
  5. Options: This is you allow moderate Reader comments in your post.

Step 6: Preview and Publish your Post

Once you’re done editing your post, the next step is to publish it.

Preview and Publish your Post
Preview and Publish your Post
  • Click the Preview Post Button to display what your blog post will look like when published. It is not compulsory that you must preview, it is optional.
  • Click on Save to save your blog post. It autosave most times.
  • Click on Publish to Publish your blog post.

How to Change Theme on Blogger.com?

  1. Go to the left side of your Blogger.com Dashboard, Click on Theme.
  2. Other Templates will appear for you to select, you click on your preferred template.
  3. Then click on APPLY.

How to Install Downloaded Theme on Blogger.com?

  1. Go to the left side of your Blogger.com Dashboard, Click on Theme.
  2. Click on the Small arrow close to CUSTOMIZE.
  3. Click on Restore.
  4. Click on UPLOAD. Before then, make sure you’ve downloaded the theme and save it on your computer, extract the file and keep the xml file on your desktop for easy assessment.
  5. Select the XML file on your desktop or wherever you saved it.
  6. Click on OPEN. Allow it to load for some seconds and boom, your blog now have a new look. You can check out the new look by clicking on View blog in the left corner of your dashboard.

How to Download Free Blogger.com Theme?

  1. Go to Google.com or any search engine of your choice,
  2. Type in Free Responsive Blogger Theme Download.
  3. Visit any site shown in the result. Different blogger templates will be show to you.
  4. Click on Download to Download the template.
  5. Extract the downloaded file.
  6. Copy the XML file to your desktop to access it easily when you want to upload to your blogger.

How to Change your Blog Favicon on Blogger.com?

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Click on Favicon.
  3. Click on Choose File.
  4. Upload the file. Make sure you use a square image that is less than 100KB.
  5. Then click on Save to Change your Blog Favicon.

Conclusion

By now you should have known how to create a free blog using Blogger.com. someone out there might be in need of this knowledge. Show some love by sharing to article. Hope to see you next time.

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