Aug 9, 2017

How To Start A Blog On Blogger (Create A Free Blog Today)

The road to blogging is filled with fun and excitement, having a blog is a great thing because it helps you to Share everything you are interested in and if you are wise you can also earn some little amount of money from it Starting a blog today is the BEST gift you can give yourself on any day of the year.

A blog does not only allow you to express yourself, share your expertise & Experience, become popular, make fans and followers but it also help you earn a decent income through blogging.

If you are a newbie to blogging and you are doubting about how to start a blog for free, today in this article, I am going to walk you throughout the basic step you need to follow on how to create a free blog on for free (Google’s own free blogging platform).

Without taking much time Let's begin with the basic introduction to

What is Blogger?
Blogger is a blogging platform powered and managed by Google, using blogger you can get an opportunity to start a free blog, Google’s is a very own free blogging site or platform, where you can create a free blog with the subdomain (for example, or you, can buy a domain (recommended) to have your perfect website (for example, It is very simple to create and operate. It enables you to get started by quickly learning the basics involved in the blogging process. In fact, BlogSpot turns out to be a perfect platform for a beginner where one can quickly learn how to create a blog and begin the blogging process.  Once you are aware of the blogging process. You can move on and become more professional with a self-hosted WordPress blog. 

Advantages of starting a blog on
·         Starting a blog on is free and easy to launch.
·         The platform is owned by Google, so you have that trust and credibility.
·         Though there are a lot of free blogging platforms like, Weebly, Tumblr, is the winner of them all when it comes to giving you freedom and the features offered.
·         You can monetize your blog with Google AdSense and other programs like affiliate marketing easily unlike other platforms.
Now let's see how you can create blog your own blog with our step-by-step guide below.


Creating A free Blog using the blogger platform,  To get started, go to, and you will be greeted with a beautiful landing page which prompts you to create a free blog.

How To  create your own blog FREE Blogspot Blog Easy Steps For Beginners

Since is a product by Google, you can easily create a free blog account by signing in with your preferred Gmail account. After you log in, you’ll be asked to use blogger as your default Google plus profile or if you’d like to continue with a limited profile. If you do not have a google account, you can create one for free,

How To  create your own blog FREE Blogspot Blog Easy Steps For Beginners

I recommend you choose the former for added benefits like connecting your blog with your Google plus social profile.
On the next screen, click on “Create your blog” button again to launch your first blog.


Choosing A Blog Name and A Theme in the next screen, it will be the basic design and layout of your blog.


you get to select a domain for your blog.

Domain name, in case you don’t know, is an address through which people across the world can access your website. It is like your physical office address people would need to reach out to you at your office. Choose a short domain name that is relevant to your blog topic. If it is unavailable, try other variations, however, avoid using symbols like hyphens, underscores, colons, e.t.c

Next, choose a suitable theme (decides how your blog will look on the front end) for your blog and click on “Create blog!” button. (Don’t worry you can always change these later.)


Optimizing Your Blogger Blog

After you create your blog, it’s time to optimize it for more search engine visibility and better user experience. This is a one-time process. You can access it on the left-hand-side panel. Just click on the option that reads “Settings,” and you can optimize your blog as below:

1. Adding a description to your blog
Adding a description to your blogger blog helps readers and search engines know what your blog is about. You can set it by selecting the basic settings option under the main “settings panel.

2. Optimizing your post section of the blogger blog
This section will optimize your homepage and how things like in your single post settings.

These settings are pretty self-explanatory, and if you have any issues, then you can click on the help symbol (question mark symbol) to get more details about it.
3. Optimizing your blog for SEO
In this section, you optimize your blog for search engines.

·         Meta tags: You will write a good summary of your blog here. This will appear on search engines and will attract readers to your blog.
·         Custom page not found: When people land on your website through a URL that no longer exists, you can set a message to them that the page doesn’t exist. You can set any custom text or HTML message instructing them on what to do next.
·         Custom redirects: If someone links to any of your posts or pages, and you happen to delete that page or the link to a wrong URL that doesn’t exist, you can use this option to redirect all such backlinks to any single page. Ideally, this should be your homepage URL here.


Editing The Theme and Layout

Now, in this section, we will edit the layout of our blogger template.
Blogger already has a range of free templates that are basic and simple. But, if you want to go to a different blog template you can download those from a simple Google search.
However, for the sake of this article, we will go with the default blogger template.
1. Adding a logo
A logo is what defines and identifies your brand. also allows you to set a custom logo for your blog. Since you are getting started you don’t need to get an expensive logo design. You can create a simple logo on your own using a free tool. After that, you can go to the layout option and select “edit” link in the header box.
It prompts your various options to set a logo, choose a custom image to upload the one you designed.

2. Removing the navbar
The navbar is an unpleasant navigation bar on the top of your every page that has links to sign out and visit other blogs.
I recommend removing this because it looks ugly and also gets your reader to go to the other blogs through the next blog link.
To remove it, click on “edit” link on the box that reads navbar and in the next popup window, turns it off.
3. Adding a custom gadget
Gadgets are tiny pre-made code snippets that help you add various functionality on your blog.
You can use those to add social media buttons, a search option, contact form, visitor stats, a custom menu or literally anything via custom HTML. If you want to add a custom gadget to blogger, when you select the “layout” option, you will find small hyperlinks that read “add a gadget.” Clicking on those will open default blogger gadgets, and you can choose which one to add. With this, you have set up a professional blog for free on All you need to do next is to write posts and pages that drive traffic to your blog.


Publishing Content

In case you’re confused, posts and pages are literally the same except for the fact that pages are usually constant data that rarely gets changed or updated.
This means you can use pages to create your about page, privacy policy and disclaimer page and any other such information that always remains constant.

On blogger, you can create unlimited articles (posts) and only 20 pages. So use your pages wisely.
1. Creating an about us page for your blog
The about page is probably going to be the most visited page of your blog because every reader that comes would want to check out who you are, what your mission is and what they can expect from your blog. Writing your about page is simple, you just need to give an introduction to yourself. After that, you could talk a bit about your blog and what topics the readers can expect from it. If you’re providing any services or are open for any business deals, it is also good to mention those here and link them to separate pages you will create for them.
Lastly, don’t forget to add your social channels like Facebook page or profile or Twitter handle to get them to follow you over there.
2. Writing your privacy policy and disclaimer page
Privacy policy and disclaimer pages add legal clarifications as to how your site uses your visitor data and to what factors you are liable to them and what not.
These are important pages that you should create before launching your blog publicly or applying for any monetization programs like AdSense.
Now, there is nothing to be scared. These pages can be easily created or generated without much technical knowledge.
3. Writing your first post
Now it is time to write posts or articles that you want people to read on your blog. These can be topics that you have expertise in or keywords that you want to rank for when people search for them on Google. To write a post, go to your blogger dashboard and select the option “New Post.

You will then land on an editor where you can write your blog post, give it a title, add images and even hyperlinks to other posts and pages on your blog or reference articles around the web. The editing concept is similar to that you do in an MS Word or Google doc, so it is not going to be hard for you. In other to make a post click on “New Post” enter the post title into the textbook to the right of the post. Begin writing your post by clicking your post by clicking on “compose”. It allows you to type your post it is a typical text editor and includes functions such as text color, different font and sizes, and the ability to insert links. You can even click on “HTML” if you prefer to work in HTML.
In other to make a change in post you can click on the “POST SETTINGS” it is available in the upper right corner of the window, it allows you to enable reader comments, select HTML settings, and post the time and date, and lots more when you have made the changes click on “Done”. Finally, click on “save”. You can click on “preview” to see what your post looks like. By clicking on “publish” to make your post live for your audience.
I recommend writing at least 5 posts before launching your blog publicly or sharing it with friends. Having a decent number of blog posts will give enough idea to your visitors about what your blog is going to be like and what they can expect from it.


Monetizing Your Blog with Google AdSense This guide on starting a free blog would surely be incomplete without a tutorial to monetize your BlogSpot blog.

Here is how to monetize your blogger blog with AdSense.
Please Note:
There are endless ways with which you can earn money via your blog like providing services, selling products, affiliate marketing, etc.
When you have at least a decent number of blog posts and a good readership, you can definitely use Google AdSense to earn money from your BlogSpot blog.
You can easily apply for AdSense via your blogger dashboard and get approval.
To apply for AdSense via, go to your dashboard, click on “Earnings” and click apply for AdSense.

Since I created a demo blog for the purpose of this tutorial, it is not eligible for AdSense yet.
However, when you have all the necessary pages and a few posts, you can successfully get approval.
So, with this, you completed your crash course to create a free blog on it’s simply easy and hardly takes few minutes. You can even make changes to your blog later on. You can tweak the settings, change templates, and much more. All this is pretty simple, so get going by quickly create your blog on BlogSpot/blogger.

I hope you start your own free blog, gain first-hand experience in blogging and earn some money for your financial freedom.
After this, you can migrate your blog anytime to the self-hosted WordPress blogs to gain more control over your blog and get even more potential for its growth.

Happy Blogging Folks!!

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Hey! I’m Muhammad Abba Gana, popularly known as AbbaGana, a blog Scientist by mind and a passionate blogger by heart fountainhead of Guidetricks, Duniyan Fasaha, Duniyar Yau, Hanyantsirah, Gidan Novels, Abba Gana Novels and Be With Me Technologies, I am twenty something year old guy from Jimeta, Adamawa State, Nigeria. I’m a Freelance writer, Information marketer, professional blogger, Web designer, Internet speaker, software Developer and also an author. I make living with my laptop and can work from anywhere I find myself (as long as there is a power supply and a reliable internet connection).


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