Saturday, 23 September 2017

How to create a blog for free on Blogger.com Or Wordpress.com

Blogging is no doubt a fun and enjoyable platform, where people express themselves, show case their talents and passion. There are numerous bloggers and blogs on the internet , which makes it a very tedious and somewhat difficult job to do. If you own a niche site, the ability of your site to standout amist other websites solely depends on the amount of work you invest on your site, they work could be in monetary form or time invested.  But on the long run, blogging pays off both in cash and increasing our knowledge and perception of things around. In my next post, I'll be sharing how to monetise your blog/website. Be sure to keep a date with us.

Alright, enough talking, lets get back to the main reason of this post. You may be wondering why I had to go through the good and bad effects as it relates to blogging. Well, the simple reason is that many people dive into blogging without knowing what is required in order to trive in the business (Yes, blogging is a fulltime business), I just wanted to clear the air so that you ask yourself necessary questions before you embark on your blogging career.

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In today's post, we shall be learning how to create a blog for free on blogger blogger.com and wordpress wordpress.com platform. There are other platforms that offer similar service, but our post is limited to the two mentioned above. Firstly, I'll go over the steps required to create a blogger blog, then proceed to that of wordpress.

HOW TO CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE ON BLOGGER.COM

REQUIREMENTS
✔ Internet enabled device (recommended: smartphone, PC or tablet.)

✔ Google Account (gmail). if you don't have one, Goto gmail.com and register with your details.

✔ Access to internet (Active data plan)

STEPS
1. Goto Blogger.com and sign in with your gmail account.

2. Select create new blog >> Input the desired name you wish your blog to have. By default, your blog address will look like <http://yourdomain.blogspot.com> Which could be changed at any point in time.

3. Select the niche you wish to publish on,. Example Media, Entertainment, Technology etc. This is because it helps alot in Search Engine Optimization (SEO: will be discussed later on)

4. After selecting your niche, click create blog

WRITING YOUR FIRST BLOG POST

✔ On the blogger dashboard, select New post >> Input the post title (Very important)

✔ Click on the body of the post, the input all text docunment you wish to be displayed on the webpage.

✔ To add images, click on the image icon (below title) >> Select the image you wish to display from your device storage, click on add selected

✔ After writing the post, click on publish >> Your post is now live on the web.

HOW TO CREATE A BLOG FOR FREE ON WORDPRESS.ORG

REQUIREMENTS
✔ Same as that of blogger, except in this case any valid Email can be used

STEPS
  • Select create a blog
  • Input the name you want as your blog address. >> Select The free one (ie yourblog.wordpress.com)
  • Input your Email address (valid mail) >> Enter Username >> Enter your password  
  • Congratulations, you have now created a blog with wordpress >> Click Continue to proceed to your account dashboard

WRITING YOUR FIRST BLOG POST

✔ On the Wordpress Dashboard, Click on the Icon with a pen like structure as shown on the image below

✔ Edit your text. ie Add Title, Blog post, images etc.

✔ After that, click on the Publish button

Read Also... Why you need to buy a custom domain for your blog

Final words
The post above is a detailed guide on creating a blog for free. It is normal to start up with a free subdomain name, but not recommended to continue using it. As soon as possible, ensure you buy a custom domain for your website. If you don't know how to do that, I can set it up for you. Hope you enjoyed this post, do well to share this post on various social media platform.

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