Today, I am going to show you how to create a blog for free. But before creating a blog you might want to know, what is a blog? So for those who are not aware of what is a blog and how does it work please refer below.
An Over View of the Term Blog?
Before I define ‘what is a blog’ here are a few definitions of a blog from other sources to get us started.
A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Source
A website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. Source
A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or small group, that is written in an informal or conversational style. Source
So, to make it simple and clear, a blog is an abbreviated verse of a weblog, an online journal or a personal diary which is frequently updated with posts, comments, discussion on various topics and usually maintained by a company or an individual.
How to start a free blog?
I hope by now you’ve understood the meaning of a term blog. Now get ready to read my stepwise tutorial on How to Start a Blog for Beginners. This tutorial explains every aspect of setting up a free blog.
Building a blog is very easy than you might be thinking. You don’t have to be a computer or programming genius. Clear instructions provided in this post will guide you through the process of building your personal blog or business blog. Once you will create your basic blog with the help of our step by step tutorial, gradually you can also learn how to add templates, widgets, pictures, and many other pieces of stuff.
Choose Your Blogging Platform
ASK YOURSELF, A FREE BLOGGER BLOG OR A PROFESSIONAL WORDPRESS BLOG.
Dear readers, please note that this is a tutorial on ‘How to Build a Free Blog’. But if you are thinking to create a professional blog then you should read this, How to Start Your Own Professional Blog With WordPress. If you are not sure about which platform to use than I would suggest you to take a look at the list of best free blog hosting platform.
Tutorial To Create A Free Blogger Blog
Among various other blog creating resources, I’ve used Blogger in this stepwise instructions to create a free blog. Please read on.
STEP 1. Sign in to blogger with your Google account if you don’t have one then sign up here. (You can do this without signing in but you will get into trouble after few steps.)
After you get logged in to your account you will be redirected to blogger dashboard. Find the link create a blog. Click to “Create A Blog”
- STEP 2. Name your blog. I mean give a suitable title to your blog. (Don’t worry you can change it later) For better Search Engine Optimization (SEO) your title should contain good keywords or a key phrase that reflects your blog. For a better understanding of SEO, you can check the article ‘Ethical SEO Tricks and Tips’ and ‘Title and Meta Tags Explained’.
- Choose your blogs URL (the address of a blog). This is the most important part of building a blog. Blogger provides you a free sub-domain URL and also a room for your own domain name, a unique URL. It’s up to you to decide which URL you want to use; subdomain provided by the Blogger or your own branded domain name. (I suggest you read the article, why it’s not good to use free sub-domain).
- The default template will be selected for further creation of a blog. You can also change the template later on and even customize with various online editors, so nothing to worry about. Lastly, click the link, Create Blog!
STEP 3.Skip the step that says “Find a domain name for your blog and connect it instantly”. Click on NoThanks link.
If you want to use a branded domain name and want to get one then you can search for branded in above step by clicking the search button. Alternatively, you can get it here too. Just keep in mind that, the URL you select will be used by visitors to access your blog, so try to keep your blogs URL easy, short tagged with the best keyword as far as possible. (It is tough to set a blog URL so you have to try several times until you find a suitable address. Make use of URL finder tool.)
Example of blogger URL: www.questionanswer.blogspot.com
Example of branded UR: www.questionanswer.com
Congratulations! You have successfully created a blog of your own. You can start blogging now by posting an article, sharing text, photos, and video with your friends.
Lastly, but not the least, if you have decided not to use blogger for starting your own free personal or business blog, take time to choose from the list of best free blogging hosting platform that suits your need.