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How to Create A Blog for Free (Like This One here) - Step by Step [2017]

What is it that you can't do for yourself, Create a Blog for free and Get it Promoted in the right way?

If YES - then the worries end from now

To Create a Free Blog with Blogspot (like this website you're - right now) is so straightforward and handy; it could get completed within a couple of 15 minutes or less. But for the fact that's free and cheap doesn't make it worthless and useless for humanity

I come from there too; before I finally moved to WordPress in the year 2014

The Platform we're about to be using has been awarded the Best Place to Start a Free Blog; uses by expert bloggers like Linda Ikeji and Ogbonge Blog - I love it's uniqueness alongside with quick navigational buttons

I'm quite sure that you haven't heard about it before . .  .  . But Since you're ready now - Let's get started

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So, We are going to be using the Google Blogger

Why Blogger and not WordPress? Blogger is an online service owned by Google that publishes single or multi-user blogs created entirely by the user. The service has quickly become the preferred choice of many novice bloggers and is one of the easiest methods of developing and publishing a blog for free. ( Source )

If you are unfamiliar with the service, this article will teach you how to set up an account and create a blog on Blogger.com.

How to Create a Blog for Free Using the Blogger (Blogspot) Platform


Steps to follow ==>

Goto www.blogger.com; Sign-in with your Google mail (Gmail) Account

How to Sign in to your Blogger Account


OR Create a New Gmail Account using the " Create Account" Option below the sign-in form

How to Create a Gmail Account

How to Create a New Gmail Account


Use the "Create Account" button above or directly visit ==> www.gmail.com  . Now fill all the required field with no mistakes

How to Create your Google Account


Click " Next Step" Blue button to complete your Account Creation

That's it

Now, use your Newly Created Gmail Account ( or old Account if you have already ) to Sign-in to the Blogger.com

Signing in to Blogger.com Account


Enter your Password and Click " Sign-in" to go to the Blogger.com dashboard

How to Enter your BlogSpot Login Password when Creating a Blog for Free


Good, we are now at the Blogspot dashboard about to Create a Blog for Free.

Remember: Nothing to pay for; Everything free including domain name, Web hosting, templates/ designs and Blog Widgets.

Here's how the Blogger dashboard looks like

Blogger Dashboard


Now to Create your free Blog,

Click on the "New Blog" icon at the left-hand side of the screen

New Blog Icon to Create a Blog for Free


It then takes you to a new page to Start a New Blog

The Five ( 5) Steps to Creating a New Blog with Blogger.com


  • Write A Blog Title; just as i have mine to be " NOUN Reporters Blog"

  • Choose A Blog Address - yourblogname.blogspot.com.  Always check to know if the address you want to use is available or already been taking by someone else. . . And try to avoid the use of underscore and numbers on your blog address.

  • If you'll notice, Nounreporters.blogspot.com has already been taking; so instead of me to use hyphen, numbers or underscore - I then added a Blog to it ( Nounreportersblog.blogspot.com )

  • Select A Blog Template - I like the Simple Blogger template because it looks nice and also easy to customise

  • And then click " Create Blog" button

Steps to create a new blog


Your blog must be ready by now.

Hover to the Blog Overview Page to tweak the settings and designs.

NOUN Portal Blog Overview

How to Add a Blog Description


Click on Settings ==> Basic ==> Description

How to Add a Blog Description on a Blogger Blog


Click on 'Edit' and Add a tagline or description to your blog

Click on Edit to Add description to a Blog


Then Type in your desired tagline to Identify what your Blog is, to your readers when they visits your blog at the first time and it also helps for Blog SEO



Type your Blog Tagline and Click save changes


After typing your Blog description, then click 'Save Changes.'

Now, the Blog is cool but not beautiful

NOUN Portals Blog

Next is,

How to Remove the Navigation Bar on a Blogger Blog


The Nav Bar on a Blogger blog does have cons and pros. It sends visitors to your blog and it can also send out readers/ visitors out from your blog to someone else blog

The Lost visitors could be Lost Email Subscribers and Clients. And I know you wouldn't want such issues to happen to your blog

This a Nav Bar that's appearing at the top of every .blogspot blog

NOUN Reporters Blog Nav Bar

How To Remove the Blogger Nav Bar

Click on Layout ==> Navbar ==> Edit

How to Edit the Nav Bar when Creating a Blog for Free on a Blogger Platform


Then Click ' Edit'

A new Page will appear showing you Navbar Configurations

Navbar Configurations

Choose the Off option and Click 'Save'

To confirm the Changes you made to the blog - Click on 'Save Arrangement' at the Layout options.

Save Arrangement to the Changes on a Blogger Blog


Now your Blog should look better than before.

How to Add Pages to your Blog

Click on Pages ==> New Page / Create a New Page

How to Create a New Page on a Blogger Blogspot Site


Enter your Page Name, Add Contents ( Text & Images ) - Then Click on 'Publish'

How to Create and Publish a Blogspot Page


Note: Be very fast in typing your Page title because if there's a little time delay; the page address which is suppose to be - http://nounreportersblog.blogspot.com/p/about-us.html will end up becoming http://nounreportersblog.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html ( it doesn't look nice at all )

How to Allow or Remove Reader Comments on a Page Post

Click on the Options icon at the Right Sidebar

First Step in Allowing Commenting on a Blog Page Post


Choose your desired option - Allow or Don't Allow Comment on your page post, then click ' Done'

How to Allow Readers Comments to a Page Post

How to Publish a New Post on your Blogger Blog

Click on the New Post button at the Left Sidebar widgets

How to Publish a New Post on a Blogger Blog


Enter Post Title on the Provided Space, Add your Contents - Then Click 'Publish'

How to Write and Publsih a Post on a Blogspot Blog

Choose a Label to Categorise your posts to a particular group or items

Choose Blogger Labels

Separate the Labels with Comma, then click 'Done' to save your changes

How to Separate Blogger Labels with Comma


Then choose a different permalink post structure other than the default settings by Blogger.com

By default, The Post URL was set to be ==> http://nounreportersblog.blogspot.com/2016/05/how-to-create-blog-for-free-with.html

It didn't satisfy my need because there was a break on the post URL  - it ended at /how-to-create-blog-for-free-with instead to be /how-to-create-blog-for-free-with-blogger-com

How To Alter the Permalink Blogger Post Settings

Click on Permalink ==> Custom Permalink ( Write your choice URL ) ==> Click 'Done'

How to Edit Peramlink structure on a Blogspot blog


The Blog post address is now /2016/05/how-to-create-blog-for-free-with-blogger-com.html . This is more better - i think

How to Make the Blog Pages Appear at the Header Area of your Blog

Click on Layout ==> Add a Gadget

How to Add Pages to the Header of a Blog


A New page will be open to Add a Blogger Pages Gadget

How to Add a Page Gadget to a Blog


Click on the Pages icon to Configure your Page List

How to Configure Page List on Blogger

Select Pages to Show ==>Choose the List order and Click 'save'  ==>then Finally Click 'Save Arrangement' to Save all Changes made to the Blog.

Save Arrangement to the Changes on a Blogger Blog


The Blog is ready now , Click here to Visit our Newly Created Free Blog with Blogger.com
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