Setting Up a Blog on Blogger
If you’re looking to start a blog on Blogger, there are a few things you’ll need to do first. First, create a new account on Blogger.
If you already have an account, you can login. Once you’ve logged in, click the “Create a new blog” button at the top of the page.
Next, you’ll need to choose a name for your blog and set up your website address. You can use your name or a domain name (if you have one), but make sure it’s available and can be registered.
Click the “Next” button to continue.
You’ll now be prompted to enter some information about your blog. In the “Description” field, describe your blog and what it covers. In the “Accessibility” field, make sure that your blog is accessible to everyone (e.g.
, no password required). Click the “Next” button to continue.
Now you’ll need to set up your blog’s content. In the “Posts” section, create a new post by clicking the “New Post” button. In the “Title” field, type a title for your post and in the “Body” field, start writing! You can also include images and videos if you’d like, but be sure to include appropriate licensing information if necessary (e.g.
, CC-BY or CC-NC). When you’re done writing, click the “Publish Post” button to publish your post online.
Now that your post is published, it’s time to configure some settings for your blog. In the “Site Attributes” section of your blog’s settings page, under “General,” make sure that:
Your blog is set up as a normal website . This means that visitors will be able to sign in with their email address and password and browse through the posts on your site like they would any other website.
If you’d like to keep things more simple and just focus on blogging, leave this setting turned off and instead choose “Blogging Only.”.
Your blog is set up as a self-hosted site . This means that you’ll have complete control over how your posts are displayed and how people can access them (e.g., through an RSS feed or by visiting your website directly).
If you want to keep things simple and just focus on blogging, leave this setting turned off and instead choose “Blogging Only.” If you decide later that you want to turn your blog into a self-hosted site, be sure to read our guide on how to do that here: How To Set Up a Blog on Blogger as a Self-Hosted Site .
Your blog is using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) . This will help protect your data from being intercepted by third parties when it’s transmitted over the Internet.
To enable SSL for your blog, click the “SSL/TLS Settings” link under “Security & Privacy.” When SSL is enabled, an encryption symbol will appear next to each of your posts in the “Posts” section of your blog’s settings page (see photo below).