May 262011
 

Ya know, it’s hard to find a “how to make a blogger blog” video on YouTube. I figure there have to be about a million of them, but for some reason other stuff floated to the top.

Creating a blogger.com blog is really pretty easy. It’s owned by Google and so you will need to have a google (gmail) account to get started, but if you don’t have one you can create one from the Blogger signup page.

Basically:

  • Go to blogger.com
  • Sign-in with your google/gmail account. If you don’t have one you will be given the chance to create one.
  • Fill in the blanks and hit submit and, if someone hasn’t already taken your names, you’ll be good to go.

This is a good video of the process. The narrator talks a bit fast, and zips through things, but covers a lot and covers it pretty clearly. She also covers how to customize your new blog. You can see my WoW blog, as an example.

Blogger has some advantages over WordPress.com. It’s more customizable and you can more easily add advertising, adsense, and so on. It also comes with a much larger number of widgets to play with. All in all, Blogger.com is a pretty nice way to put up a free, nice looking site.