Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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HOW TO START A BLOG ON BLOGGER 


WHAT IS BLOGGER?
Blogger is a free blogging platform made by Google which makes it one of the most popular blogging platform to date. Blogger is easy to use, FREE and I am even telling you how to get started to keep reading the post to set up your blog today!



SETTING UP YOUR ACCOUNT



Since Blogger is a platform made by Google you of course have to have a Google account to make a blogger. So if you have a Google account you are one step ahead of the game! If not, just create a Google account by clicking "Sign Up". After that you'll see a similar page to the one below.

CREATING YOUR BLOG



Click "New Blog" in the top left corner and fill in your blogs tittle and address. Creating or finding the perfect blog name can be a bit of a task so what I did was just use my name for my first blog. If that doesn't happen for you just expand on the ideas you want your blog to be about and find something more unique. 

From the "Create a new blog" page you will also be promoted to pick a design that works best for you and your blog. Personally when I first started out I had a bit of knowledge of HTML so I proceeded to make a custom layout like the one you see today. I would recommend the Simple Template, which is exactly what it is a simple template thats also mobile friendly and customizable. 

LAYOUT


This page gives you a skeleton layout of what your blog actually looks like besides the whole blog post thing. This page allows you to add and remove gadgets such as text, HTML, pictures and even links outside of your blog. You can also add a logo to your blog like the little E that is in the corner of my webpage. Simply click edit to see what each gadget can do. 


TEMPLATE


This page allows you to change templates, edit your current template and change your mobile theme option. By clicking "Edit HTML" you'll be taken to a page to edit the coding of your blog, now if you DO NOT know HTML do NOT mess with this page. Changes to that page can be irreversible and you may need to download your theme again aka start from scratch.

By clicking "Customize" you'll be directed to the screen below which you can edit the font, text color and background. This is where the magic happens.



Back to the Template page. Underneath the Mobile Theme there is a little button and clicking that lets you do one of two things. You can either keep your custom theme (if you downloaded one) to match up mobile and computer or you can choose one of bloggers themes as your mobile theme. Simple enough? Remember if you have any questions leave me a comment in the comments section below this post.


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MAKING A POST


Now that your blog is all set up visually you can now make your first post! Just click "New Post" and you'll be taken to a draft post page where you can write with multiple colors, fonts, pictures and even HTML to your posts Once, you are done with your draft hit "publish" and you're done! Go to your blog and share your post with the world.  

GET FAMILIAR WITH BLOGGER

I'd advise anyone new to blogger to click around and get a feel of the platform and again leave any questions you have below in the comments. 

NEXT TIME ON HOW TO START A BLOG SERIES... 
HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LAYOUT

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