People blog for many reasons. For some, they just want to write about their passion and keep people informed while gaining followers at the same time. On the other divide, money making is the sole motivational force for blogging. Whatever your driving force is, blogger.com is the best platform to start your blogging career either for money or otherwise.
Why Start With Blogger
There are many platform through which you can create a free blog including but not limited to webs, wix, wordpress, yola, etc. But of all the platforms, blogger is our best choice, because the security is tight against hackers and you can command as much traffic as you like without paying a dime.
What this translate to is that while you could pay as much as $500 yearly for a self hosted blog with good traffic, you will pay nothing for blog with times 10 of that same traffic under blogger platform. That means you can have unlimited traffic on your blog and make millions of dollars without paying a penny to any body. Google has you covered.
Creating a Bloggers Blog
To create your first blog, visit www.blogger.com and click “create your blog” to begin.
When you click on that, you will be redirected to a login page for Google gmail account or to create an account if you don’t already have one. The required account is the regular e-mail account by Google.
After signing in or signing up, you will be redirected to where you have to choose your blog name and address. Follow Photo explanation below.
- Name your blog with a title that goes with what your blog is about or from the blog url.
- Choose a url for your blog.
- Select an already made template.
- Click “create blog” to publish your very first blog on blogger.com
After creating your blog, you can open the blog by visiting the url, which should be www.your-blog-name.blogspot.com.
A look at how your blog would be if your choice of template is the same as above.
Making Your First Post
Though there are customization that you can do to change the site colour and layout, those are however not covered in this lesson. To create your first post, click new post, title your post, enter content and add label before publishing. You can use labels as categories.
In making your post, set it to hearth that for each post, you have to manually insert page break that powers the “read more” article summary option. There are ways to automatically insert read more in every post after a specified number of posts, but the manual method is better because you control it and make visitors stay longer on your blog. Be that as it may, the part 2 of this tutorial will focus on that among other aspect.
- Content area
- Insert label (A post about vacancy for Teller in a job listing blog should have banking as its label)
After entering your content, and labeling your post, you conclude by inserting read more before publishing the post.
- Click a portion of your post you want to insert read more and click arrow 1 icon to insert
- Read more inserted successfully.
- Publish post.
Success. Your first post is publish and you can see that on your home page. In our screenshot below, we did not add image to the post, but the method to do that is simple. It involves just clicking the image icon close to the read more or page break icon. Upload the photo to any place you want it in the post and publish your post.