HOW TO CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE IN 2021 | A STEP BY STEP GUIDE WITH PICTURES

It was on February 29, 2020 when I share my first ever blog post to the world! 

And I am so grateful for the support I received from you all. 

I wanna celebrate my first year in blogging but I don't know when since there is no 29 on the calendar this year. Hmm... February 28 or March 1? I guess all week long! And I will celebrate it through sharing about what I know in blogging. First, it's how to create a blog...for free because that is the frequently ask question in the web. 

I believe you're here not just to read my blog, supporting me but because you have a passion in writing and you aspire to be one. My dearest readers, the best time is now!

Below, I will show you the step by step guide in creating a blog for free. 

In creating a blog, the only thing you need is either laptop or mobile phone. I created my blog through my mobile phone. For the apps, we will only use Gmail and Google. And for the blogging platform we will use Blogger. There's a lot of blogging platform, but as a newbie, I find Blogger easier than the others. 

Let's start!



Step 1: Create a Google account. Click here to create

If you already have an existing account, just proceed to step 2.


Step 2: Go to Google or click this "google.com" and search the word "blogger."

You can also go to "blogger.com."

Either way, the result will be the same and you will find it on the step 3.


Step 3: This is what you will find on the top of your Google search. Click the "Create your blog" button. This is what you will also find when you go directly to Blogger.


Step 4: To continue to Blogger, Google will ask for your email and password first. Enter your "email" then click the "next" button then enter your "password" then click again the "next" button and you are now onboarding to blogger. Yey! Just a few more steps and you have a blog.


Step 5: This is what it looks when you are onboarding to blogger. You have to "choose a name for your blog," that's the title that will be displayed at the top of your blog. 


You can use your name or anything that best describe your blog niche or the topic that you want to write about on your blog, may it be about beauty, books, fashion, finance, food, lifestyle, travel and so much more. Pick the niche or topic that you know. 

Mine is, Sweet's Journey. Sweet is my nick-name and this blog is about my journey in this thing called life. It's a lifestyle blog. 

In the example above, I chose Trabelle Teller. And obviously it's about travel, changing to b because my real name is Belle.

Do you have a hard time choosing a name for your blog? Get more ideas here

Click the "next" button when you have finally decided a name for your blog. 

Note that you can still change it afterwards.


Step 6: Choose a url for your blog. You can use the same with your display name as long as it is available. In my example below, I've tried three times before I got an available url. 


Note that, your address will be "blogspot.com." It's the free domain by Blogger. 

My url before I bought sweetsjourney.com was sweetsbucketlist.blogspot.com.

Is it confusing? Just remember these:

Free: blogspot.com (sweetbucketlist.blogspot.com)

Not free: .com (sweetsjourney.com)

Since this blog post is about creating a blog for free, let's focus on the free domain which is the blogspot.com.

Have you chosen your url now? Click the "next" button for the step 7 and the last step!

 

Step 7:  This is the last step! All you have to do is to confirm your display name and click the finish button!! 



If you've followed all the steps, congratulations, you just have created your blog!! So easy right? Now, Explore it from post to reading list. 



If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask me, I would love to help you in your journey to the world of blogging. 

Connect with me! 

Instagram: @sweets_journey 

Facebook: Sweet's Journey




Love, 

Sweet.♥️








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