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    How to Create a Free Blog using BlogSpot.com

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    We have talked a lot about self hosted WordPress blog and no doubt it’s a better blogging platform when we compare to free blogging platform like BlogSpot.com and WordPress.com. But many people who wants to start blogging, doesn’t want to spend initially to create a blog and it does make sense. There are many blogging platform which offers user to create Free Blogs. Though, if you are looking for free blog creation, my suggestion would be start blogging from WordPress.com or BlogSpot.com and once he is use to Blogging, he should go more professional with his own self hosted WordPress blog.

    BlogSpot let you create a Free blog but comes with it’s own limitation, but as I mentioned above, for a starter it’s a good idea to create a Blog and get the hitch of Blogging.

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    This post is dedicated to those people, who wants’ to start with Blogging. In this post we will be talking about how you can create a free BlogSpot blog.

    Before I start with complete tutorial, few things which you should know. BlogSpot is a blogging platform by Google which give you option to start a blog, all your images will be hosted by Picasa which is again a part of Google.

    Step by step guide to Create a free Blog

    To create your a free Blog site, head over to BlogSpot.com and login using your Google account. If you don’t have a Google (Gmail) account, create on for free.

    Once you are logged in, at the top click on Create a free blog.

    Name Your blog

    First thing which you need to do is by adding a name and selecting your domain name. I suggest go through my post on how to select a domain name. Avoid using your name as domain name and instead use some generic domain name which you can brand later on with your custom domain.

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    Select a template

    Next step is to select a template for your blog. Select any template for now and later on your can take help of custom template to give a better design to your BlogSpot blog.

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    Write Post:

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    So your blog is almost ready and you can start writing posts. Though there are many settings which you need to do before you actually start writing your first post. I will be posting about that post soon, but before that go ahead and create your first free blog.

    Video Tutorial to create free BlogSpot Blog:

    This post  is meant for every reader out here who doesn’t have a blog now and looking forward to create a free blog. Eve, I started my Blogging journey with BlogSpot and later on I moved to WordPress. If you wants to take more professional route, you can always refer to my WordPress starter guide.

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    Radha Krishna @ TechZene

    Good one. Useful for the upcoming bloggers. Its obvious that Every blogger will start up at blogger.com and end up at wordpress. A great transformation.

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    Basant

    Though its easy, this tutorial will help someone new to web. My blog is at blogger/blogspot on custom domain & I’m very happy with it in terms of money & traffic :) Have already received the 1st check…

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Basant once you actually get used to Blogging on BlogSpot and learned most of Blogging tips, it’s better to move to WordPress. That will eventually help you to increase your revenue and better audience…!!

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    Murugappan

    Well explained. Will be useful for an amateur and another, indeed.

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Thanks for your comment and dropping by Murugappan.

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    Samir@Indihow

    While blogspot is not a reliable (in the sense they randomly delete blogs!) platform, it certainly works for promoting new sites!

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    Harsh Agrawal

    Samir I agree that they do delete blogs and it’s not the best blogging platform but again it’s useful for those who are new to blogging and want to learn blogging without spending anything…

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    Sahil Kotak

    They don’t randomly delete blogs, they delete blogs which broke there TOS.

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    Pankaj Gupta

    This is an easy tutorial but very useful for bloggers who want to write on blogger.com

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    Thiru

    Creating blogspot blog is very simple, but not for newbies. Because when I had planned to create blogspot blog, really i was searching for a guide. :) Hope it would be helpful for novice.

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    Samir@Indihow

    There is one funny instance related to Blogspot and Custom domains that I would like to share with you guys…
    Once I went to a site “XY.com” and then it’s Alexa siteinfo page. I was curious about its sources of traffic and found out that the majority of traffic was coming from “X-Y.com” from which it had recently migrated to “XY.com” without redirecting the old domain to the new one. Thus I came up with a nice little prank.
    I “hijacked” the domain “X-Y.com” and added it as a custom domain to one of my trial blogs.

    Anyone who has used a custom domain on blogger would very well understand how I hijacked the domain. For those who don’t know, this is how:

    1.To use a custom domain you need to direct the domain CNAME and A records to Google’s servers.
    2.After you have done the above, and before you add the domain as a custom domain to a blogspot blog, it is directed to Google’s servers.

    In between directing the domain to Google’s servers and adding the domain to your blog, anyone can “hijack” your domain by adding it as a custom domain to his/her blogspot blog!

    Well there is a very low probability of this happening, since you can’t know which domains are in this condition easily. It is pure chance if you happen to find one.

    And moreover, even if you hijack it, the owner of the domain can always change the CNAME and A records to some other value, thus getting back control of the domain. But he/she can’t use it with a blogspot blog unless you remove it from your blog!

    This is just a funny incident, and it’s absolutely no use hijacking a domain in this way. But make sure you know what to do when this happens to you :)

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    Tech Maish

    Harsh useful tutorials, however i would like to add here for newbies. That always choose a very short and attractive sub domain for your blogpost.
    Never go for a domain that contains “-” OR numbers. Take time but choose a professional subdomain name for your blog. It will help in long term.

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    Swamykant @ YourDigitalSpace

    Good post for newbie bloggers. Blogger.com is excellent platform to experiment and to do great stuffs.

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    R4

    Nice post. Did this some 2 years ago and should say this post is very detailed and very useful for everyone who wants to have their own blog.

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    Rakesh

    Though wordpress is the best and if someone is looking to start a blog go for wordpress, it is tough in the begining… but you will never look back to blogger, once you learn.

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    couponboa

    It is always a good idea to share bit of basic information for the newbies! My only advice for newbies is to understand the difference between the pages and the posts. The new blogger.com platform makes it more convenient for users to create separate pages (like about us pages etc. ) and create a menu to display links to those pages apart from the posts.

    Hope this helps someone.

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    Conversational Agent

    Are there any free design templates other than the ones shared on blogger? I tried looking for themes, I found some but I don’t know how to customize it to my taste.

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    Techfudge

    I think blogger is the best way to start your blogging life…Once you start getting popular and have some experience then one can always move to wordpress or continue with blogger…whichever way they choose

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    techperk

    i love wordpress.com personally because the options are really more than blogger. also the articles gets indexed in seconds, lol. Try it

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    Sean

    What a great article. I just started my blog today on blogspot.com. It was not that difficult but I have a long way to go to get my blogs out to the public like you guys do. Thanks for the great article on how to set up the blog site. It gave me the confidence that I set it up right. Now I have to figure out how to get the traffic. That part I do not understand yet.

    Thank you for the great article.

    Respectfully,

    Sean

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    Kaustav

    Harsh, Thanks for the wonderful article. I have a doubt because i want to monetize my blog.
    Can i use Google Adsense on free blogspot blogs?
    Please clarify my doubt so that i can go ahead and create a new free blog and put Google ads into it.

    Thanks,
    Kaustav

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    Cédric

    I think Blogspot is not a great platform compared to WordPress : less functions, less intuitive, … The competition is really hard regarding blog platforms!

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    Harsh Agrawal

    @Cedric
    I agree WordPress is anytime better than BlogSpot. Though BlogSpot is great for anyone who is just started with Blogging and want to learn without spending any dime. We have already covered few articles on differences between BlogSpot Vs. WordPress before:
    http://www.shoutmeloud.com/wordpress-or-blogger-seo.html
    http://www.shoutmeloud.com/8-reasons-why-self-hosted-wordpress-blog-is-better-then-blogspot-blog.html

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