How to start blogging, part 4 of 7: Creating your Blog
Now that you have a Google Account and know the basics of social media, it’s time to create your blog.
Blogger or WordPress?
There are two free blogging platforms that I recommend.
One is Blogger.com. The other is WordPress.com.
They are both easy to use and free.
If you don’t know which one to use, go with Blogger because there are more theme options and you can place ads on a Blogger blog if you want. WordPress doesn’t permit this.
You’ll need a Google account to use Blogger. If you read part one of my series, you’ve already done that.
Two Things To Do Before Creating Your Blog
Before you create your blog, choose a title for your blog and choose a URL (i.e. link).
The name and URL don’t have to be the same.
For example, you might want to use your name in the ULR.
Then, if your blog is about a topic such as scrapbooking, you would choose a title like “Wonders of Scrapbooking.”
Choose a few different titles and URLs because sometimes the URL and title you want to use won’t be available.
Your assignment is to create your blog. It will only take about five minutes to do this.
Good luck! Let me know if you have questions. Next time we’ll discuss how to write posts and a few tweaks you should make to your blog.
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