1All Rights ReservedCreating a BlogEasily onBloggerYour Step by Step Guide
2All Rights ReservedIntroducing BloggerBlogger is a blog publishing service byGoogle. Users can write and publish ablog free of charge. Generally theseblogs are hosted on blogpot.com.One great advantange is the Blogger isavailable to suers in the followinglanguages: Arabic, Bengali, Indonesia,Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese(Simplified), Chinese (Traditional),Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch,English, Filipino, Finnish, French,German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew,Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian,Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian,Lithuanian, Malay, Malayalam,Marathi, Norwegian, Oriya, Persian,Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese(Portugal), Romanian, Russian,Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish,Swedish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish,Ukrainian, Vietnamese. Nepali, andFarashi.Getting StartedStarting a blog on Blogger is easierthan ever. Follow these steps andyou’ll be well on your way to writingand publishing our blog in no time.STEP 1It’s always best to start at thebeginning. So begin by establishingan account on Blogger. If you have aGoogle account already then there isno need to sign up just login on theBlogger platform with your Googleemail and password.If you don’t have a Google accountthen begin by going towww.blogger.com and click on theSign Up button in the top right handcorner of the screen. Because this isa Google platform you need toestablish a Google account. You cando this by filling out the formprovided. Accept Google’s Terms ofService and then click on Next Step.You will receive a confirmation thatyour account has been set up. Nowclick the Back to Blogger button.
3All Rights ReservedSTEP 2If you are just setting up your Google account then you will need to conform your Googleprofile. There are two ways to do this.You can create a full Google+ account or you can choose to create a limited logger profile.The only limitation is that the two profiles won’t be linked if you choose only a Bloggerprofile. Creating a Google+ profile will link our new Google+ profile with your Bloggerprofile.We are going to work forward with the assumption that you only want a Blogger profile. Soclick on Create a limited Blogger profile. You will need to select the Display Name that youwant viewers to see. Enter your display name and click on Continue to Blogger.Congratulations!You are now set to begin your blogging journey.Now it’s time to get your blog started.
4All Rights ReservedSTEP 3Once your profile is set up you will be taken to the main dashboard on Blogger where youwill begin your path to blogging.It’s now time to start your new blog. Click on the New Blog button to begin creating yourfirst blog on Blogger. A popup box will appear:1. You will need to enter the title of your blog.2. Create the beginning of the web address for your blog.3. Select a template for your blog.4. When you are finished click on Create Blog.Once you have clicked on Create Blog, Blogger will begin compiling your blog based on theinformation you entered and the template you have selected.
5All Rights ReservedYou will then receive confirmation that your blog is set up and ready for you to beginposting to.To begin creating your first post click on Start Posting. If you want to come back later andwrite your first blog then the next time you sign into Blogger you will see a screen thatlooks like this:To begin writing your post click on Start Blogging. Your blogging platform will appear. It’sa simple and easy to use platform. This platform is what we like to call a What You See IsWhat You Get platform. If you look closely you can see that it resembles a Microsoft Worddocument.The navigation to format your blog is easy to use:Working from left to right you can compose your blog in two ways: Compose where you simply type. HTML where you add html coding to format your blog.Most people will just Compose a blog unless they have HTML experience. You can adjustthe font used by clicking on the F dropdown menu and you can change the font sixe byclicking on the T drop down menu.
6All Rights ReservedYou have your standard document options such as: B (Bolding), I (Italicize) and U(Underline). Scroll your mouse over the remaining icons and you will see what each buttonallows you to do such as striking through content, changing the color of Scroll your mouseover the remaining icons and you will see what each button allows you to do such asstriking through content, changing the color of our content, highlighting your content,adding a link, adding a photo, adding a video, inserting a break, aligning your font, addingbullets, adding quote, removing formatting and spell checking your content. Again it’salmost the same navigation you would use when typing a document.Now simply type your blog content, add any photos, links or videos and once you arefinishedNow simply type your blog content, add any photos, links or videos and once you arefinished you are ready to begin the publishing of that blog.The first step to publishing your blog is to establish the post settings. On the right handside of the screen you will see the Post Settings options: LABELS - You can add labels to categorize your posts. For example if you werewriting a trip about Things to Do in Paris, your tags could be “traveling” and “Paris”. SCHEDULE – You can schedule your post to automatically post once you click onPublish or you can schedule it for a specific date or time. PERMALINK – The permalink is the URL of your post. The system will set thisautomatically or you can change it to something easier to remember and unique tothe post. LOCATION – You can add a geographical location. OPTIONS – You can allow comments or block any comments from being posted.The remaining options reference HTML and line breaks and should only be used bythose who are experienced with more of a developer role.Once you have all your settings the way you want them then it’s time to either publish thepost or save it for later.
7All Rights ReservedYou can preview your post to see how others will see it by clicking on the Preview button.If you want to come back to the post later than simply click on Save. If you are ready topublish your post then click on Publish. Once you click on Publish your blog will bepublished. Congratulations!If at any time you want to change something within a post you can edit it anytime fromyour Blogger dashboard. You can also share the post or delete it.You have successfully completed getting your Blogger account set up and creating yourfirst blog. Now that you’ve walked through the process you can add additional posts at anytime to your blog by clicking on New Post from your dashboard.Note: You can create more than one blog. From your dashboard click on My Blogs andyou’ll be taken to the main screen again where you can create additional blogs. If youcreate more than one blog all you need to do when signing in is select the blog you wantto publish a post on and then create your post.Welcome to using Blogger and the world of blogging!