While I do not know what you heard about this blogging thing, I can assure you it’s all true. I agree with everything.
Although many of those things may be a bit overstated, you’ll still find them true, notwithstanding. It is very normal for people to add (or take away) too much details when they’re relaying an information.
For something like blogging, it is expected that they put too much sauce, especially if they’re trying to sell you some stuff they promise will work like magic.
Well, you’ll learn how to create a free blog in this post.
I’ll definitely show you how to create a blog for free, but I have a disclaimer to make: having a free blog has cons. The best thing for you is to create a self-hosted WordPress blog. Learn how here. It’s easy and very cheap.
That said, let’s continue on how to create a free blog…
How to Create a Blog For Free
Creating a free blog is easier now than it used to be as there are now a lot of options to choose from.
There are lots of services that allows you to create a free blog on their platform. Some of them are:
- WordPress – www.wordpress.com
- Blogger – www.blogger.com
- Wix – www.wix.com
- TypePad – www.typepad.com
…and so on.
In this post, I’ll only show you how to create a blog for free with just two of them, namely: Blogger and WordPress.
These two are the most popular.
How to Create a Free Blog on Blogger
Blogger is the free blogging platform owned by Google. They give you the opportunity to own a blog for free.
Follow the steps below to create your blog for free
Step #1. Log on to www.blogger.com and click on “CREATE A BLOG.”
Step #2. On the next page, sign in with your Gmail to continue. Create on “Create account” if you don’t have a Gmail account or click here to learn how to create one. It’s quick and easy.
Step #3. In the spaces provided, provide the required information. That is, enter your desired blog tittle in the space marked “Title” and your desired blog address in the space marked “Address.” An example is shown in the screenshot below:
Note: Blogger will check if your address is available. If it is available, continue to step #4.
Step #4. Click on “Create blog!”
Congratulations, you now have a blog.
To access your dashboard (where you can add posts and do other things), log on to www.blogger.com and sign in with the Gmail address you used in creating the blog.
Click here to see how to change your Blogger blog theme and here to learn how to change your blog address to custom domain (.com or .com.ng).
How to Create a Free Blog on WordPress
Step #1. Log on to www.wordpress.com and click on “Get Started.”
Step #2. Enter your email, username and create a password in the spaces provided and click on “Create your account.”
Step #3. Now click on “Blog” and then enter your preferred blog topic or choose from one of the ones listed in the next page and click “Continue”. I entered ‘blogging.’ A screenshot is shown below:
Note: As you continue with the setting up process, a preview of your blog will be shown further down the page.
Step #4. Then:
- Enter your blog’s name (that’s the title).
- Choose a style (just pick one, you can change it later if you’re not satisfied).
- Enter your desired blog address (i.e. the web address people will use to visit your website). Click on the .home.blog extension. See screenshot below:
And lastly, click on “Start with a free site.” It could be a bit hideous, check the screenshot below to locate it – it is marked in red box.
Now go confirm your email and start blogging!
PS: If you want to create a self-hosted WordPress (like this blog you’re on now), click here to know how I can help you for free.
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