How to Start a Blog at Blogger.com -- A Beginner's Guide

So, you finally decided to have your own blog, but you don't know how to go about it. In this post, I'll do a step-by-step guide on how to set-up a blog at Blogger.com. You may 'right-click' the pictures to better  understand this tutorial.
  • Type www.blogger.com in the address bar of your web browser.

  • Click "SIGN UP".


  • Create your Google account by filling out this form. Make sure you have a valid email address before signing up. Although this is a Google account that you'll be making, you may use a Yahoo email address.

  • After accomplishing the form, click "CONTINUE". Don't forget to read the Blogger's Terms of Service (ToS) before checking the box. I have heard of some bloggers who were suspended from using Google Adsense just because they violated some items in the ToS. Blogger operates in the same manner -- you violate some of its conditions and your account gets suspended.

  • Verify your account by phone or by email. You will receive a verification code and a Google Email Verification in your mobile and email, respectively. After a few clicks, your account should be verified.


  • Log in to Blogger.com with your verified account.

  • Now, you're ready to create your blog.


  • Pick a blog title that will tell your visitors what your site is all about. The blog title is the name of your blog; the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) is your blog address. (This blog's original title was Online Writing Ideas; its blog address, www.warayblogger.com. In other words, your blog title and your blog address may not be exactly the same).


  • Your blog address may be similar to your blog title. In this demo blog, I used "Random Jokes" as a blog title and "randomjokes" as a blog address. Notice that http://randomjokes.blogspot.com is not available. That means, another blogger is already using it.

    I changed both blog title and blog address to Pinoy Random Jokes and http://pinoyrandomjokes.blogspot.com, respectively. The URL was available until I made this demo blog. (If there's anyone who's interested to use this URL, feel free to contact me and I'll delete the blog).


  • After naming your blog, click "CONTINUE" and you will be brought to this page. The choosing of the template is something that you'll surely enjoy. You may open two tabs so you can try all the templates available and view your blog at the same time.

  • Click "START BLOGGING".


  • Write the title of your first blog post in the title bar. In case you'll get lost, just click your dashboard, click "POSTING", and click "NEW POST".


  • Click "PUBLISH POST" after you have written everything you want to say in this maiden post.

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5 comments:

papaleng said...

Such a very jelpful tutorial..

mtrguanlao said...

This is very useful and an easy guide for beginners,sis! I'm sure many will benefit from this!

LCM Linda said...

Hi Rhodora, this tutorial is very helpful. Well-done. Wish you have a happy heart's day and happy always.

Anonymous said...

I want to have a blog at blogspot. Do I open the account at blogger.com? Thanks. Ruby

Rhodora said...

Hi Ruby,

Yes, you should sign up at Blogger.com if you want to have a blog at blogspot.com. Thanks for the visit. :-)

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