Wednesday, September 8, 2010

7 Easy Steps To Create a Blog

Lately, I've been receiving and meeting new internet hobbyist and aspiring entrepreneurs since I've created my blog for over 2 months now. I'm glad to know that they got fascinated and became interested in blogging.

So, I've been ask how to create a blog like mine. You could be a techie or don't have tech skills but I'm going to show an easy steps guide I found thru EHow, how to create and start blogging at an easy approach. 

Honestly, I started from scratch and consistently making some improvements as I learned new skills through research and of course with my online mentors.

Here are the steps:

  • You must have a gmail email account to create a blog using If you don't have one, simply go to and create one. Consider creating a new, separate email address just for your blog, so that if you get a lot of feedback from your posts it will not clog your personal inbox.

  • Once you have an gmail account set up, go to the website. You will notice a welcome page that asks you to sign up for a new account. Click on the "Create Your Blog Now" arrow. Enter your email address and create a password. Then click on the "Continue" arrow.

  • Create a blog title. You should choose a name that describes your blog's content, and gives it individuality. You can also use this name in the url address. For example if you name the blog, "Testblog" the url address will be All blogger account blog pages have web addresses that end in You can upgrade to advanced options that include hosting your blog elsewhere.

  • Create a template for your blog. This is the style and look of your web page. Blogger already has some preset designs that you can use. If you want to create your own template using your own HTML coding, you can do that as well.

  • Access your blog's dashboard. This is where you can create blog posts. Under your blog title there is a highlighted blue button that says "New Post." Once you click on this button you will open a "Create Post" page, this is where you will write your content.

  • Use your "Create Post" page to create hyperlinks and changing font styles and colors . At the top of the post box there are icons for all of these things. To change the font, click on drop-down box that says font, and choose from the list. To change the font color, click on the icon that has the letter "T" with a color palette behind it, and pick your color. To create a hyperlink, highlight the text you want to link, click the icon with a globe and chain around it, and a small box will pop up. Simply enter the url address into the box and click OK.

  • To add a photo image there is an icon with a picture of a mountain and the sky on it. Click on this and an "Upload Photos" window pops up. Within this window, you can add up to five images at a time, and choose the layout of your photos. You decide whether they are placed on the left, right or center of your post. You can upload photos from your computer, or by pasting the photo's url in the "Add Image" box.

So, that's all the basics I also followed when I started mine. I suggest you walk-around through the blogger tools and do experiments, practice, and test. Eventually, as you consistently develop your blog it will look professional.

Just feel free to write comments or contact me for more personal experience tips. I hope you've learned and I'm looking forward to see your own blog soon. I may even check your blog for improvements for free.

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God Bless!