Monday, August 7, 2017

Starting a Blog with Blogger Part 3: Your First Blog (The Old Way)


Now that you have your blogger account set, you should choose your name for your new blog.  If this is a blog you plan to use, instead of a one-off, or a first try, you should put a lot of thought into its name.  


The name of a blog will portray its tone, character, and contents.  If this is just a one-off or a test, your name wont really matter that much. Either way, make sure its a name you remember!

1.  Type in the name of your blog in the blog tittle field.
You can type up to 50 characters.  make it meaningful and memorable.

2.  Decided what address or URL your blog will have and type it into the Blog Address field.
A URL (uniform resource locator) is also known as the web address.  readers will type this address into their adrresss bar to get to your blog.  You can use anything that isn't already being used by someone else.  Generally, if it can be the exact same as your blog title, thats a best practise.  Make it the same or similar, and if you intend on making this blog a big deal, make sure its someone that can translate into a .com later on.  You can type up to 35 characters, but no spaces or punctuation.


3. Click check availability to see if address you want is free.
It can take several tries to get a free *.blogspot', and even longer if you want a mataching title and URL.  keep at it, blogger is popular for a reason, and thats why there are not as many obvious choices.

4. Click continue.
You can move on and pick how you'd like your blog to look.