STEP ONE:Setup a Blogger account:
In order to get started with Blogger, you'll first need to create an account. It is free to setup an account with Blogger.com
Go to www.blogger.com and click the "Create Your Blog Now" button.
On the following page you'll be prompted to create a Google Account. If you already have a Google Account perhaps from Gmail, Google Groups, or Orkut, click sign in first.
On the next page your email address and your name will show based on your Google account. You will need to fill out the Display Name you want viewers to see when they click on your Profile.
If you are blogging for your business you might want to use your business name here but your first and last name are also good. If you don't want to share that much information just use your first name.
Click next to I accept the Terms of Service and click Continue.
STEP TWO:Name Your Blog:
The next screen you will see has 2 boxes to fill out - the Blog Title and the Blog URL.
The next page will ask you to give your Blog a Title. The title will be the name you want to give your blog like, Business Blogging Guide.
If the name you chose is not available Blogger will show, Sorry, this blog address is not available. In that case try another name or use one of the suggested names.
You will want to think carefully about the name you chose.
It should be:
- easy to remember
- not too long
- fit the personality and content of the blog you are creating
The next box will ask you to type in a Blog address (URL). This will be the address visitor's will use to get to your blog.
Then, type the Word Verification code you see in the last box and click Continue. (This option may not be there. Ignore this step if you don't see it)
STEP THREE:Choose a Template:
Scroll through the list of freebie templates and pick one to use by clicking in the round button (called a radio button) next to the name of the template. A template can easily be changed later if you decide you don't like what you chose.
You can see what it will look like if you click the Preview Template link at the bottom of each template picture.
Click Continue after you choose your template and click Starting Blogging.
Viola! A Blog!
That's it. Wasn't that easy?