If you’re interested in starting your own blog, there are a couple services that make it very easy to get started. One of the services are for the beginner is blogger.com and is easy to get setup and start getting your blog up and running.
Whether you want to create a simple blog to share info and pictures with your friends and family, or start a more in depth site, Blogger is a good choice for the average user.
One of the blog services that have been around for quite a while and owned by Google is Blogger.com. You can log in with your Google username and password, and with a few simple steps you’ll be up and running.
Give your blog a title, choose an address which will be something like http://mysticgeekwritings.blogspot.com. If you want to use your own domain you can, but that is a bit more complex and we’ll be taking a look at that in a future post. Make sure and check availability to make sure the address is available. Enter in the Captcha so Blogger knows you’re human, and continue.
Select a Starter Template for your blog. Don’t worry, if there isn’t something that you like from the Starter choices, you can change it later.
That’s all there is to it! Now you can start blogging away.
You’re brought to the dashboard where you can enter in a title for your first post and start writing the body of your content.
One interesting option is the Preview feature which allows you to see how your post will look like before you publish it.
Here I just wrote a quick paragraph and added an image of the Blogger logo to give you an idea of how easy it is to create a post.
This should get you started using the blogger.com service. If you want to get started getting your feet wet in the Blogosphere, starting out with Blogger is a good free choice for the beginner. Once you get the hang of it, and want to start to really promote your blog, you’ll probably want to use services like WordPress and tools like Windows Live Writer. We’ll be taking a look at these more in depth tools in future articles.
If you have a blog leave us a comment below and let us know what service you use!