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Friday, May 2, 2014

Step 1: Start Your Blogspot

Before I start, if you decide to use Blogger, you should use the Chrome browser.  Chrome is a Google product, Chrome is too -- so they play well together.  Here is where you can get it:  download Chrome

When you are done installing it, please proceed to the steps below.

Here's how to start your own blogspot:

1.) Sign up for Gmail or Google. If you have a Google/Gmail account, please proceed to step 2.

If not, click here: Sign up for Gmail

2.) After signing up, go to to start your blog. You will be prompted to CONFIRM your Google+ Profile (you may edit your profile later on).  You have the option to OPT OUT of email notifications from Blogger by removing the check mark from Feature Announcements. After this step, you may now click CONTINUE TO BLOGGER.

3.) When you get to the next window, click on New Blog.

4.) You will then be asked to create your TITLE and ADDRESS.

You can always go back to these and change them.  However, you would want to make your address something easy to remember and something that connects to what your blog is about.

You will also have the option to change your template or how your blog looks at this point. I recommend just leaving it as it is right now.  You can change this later on.

Click CREATE BLOG! when you have your Title and Address.

Congratulations! You now have your own Blogspot with your own web address!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Step 2: Your First Post

Now that you have created your blogspot, you can now create your new post!

You can create a NEW POST depending on where you are on the blogger interface.  You can post here (see arrow):

or here:

You will then have to put a POST TITLE, write on the body, PUT A LABEL and then PUBLISH.

A label is important to organize your posts.  These will prove useful when you make your tabs on your main page.  You can change the labels later as well as have multiple labels.  

Here is a video to help you further (it does not have audio, just in case you are wondering):

Step 2.1: Allowing Comments

You can opt to allow or disallow comments for your posts.  You can either set them individually or for your entire blog.

Setting for individual posts:

Before PUBLISHING your post, click on OPTION on the right column of your post.

From here, you can either ALLOW or DON'T ALLOW comments.

On your DASHBOARD, click SETTINGS, POSTS and COMMENTS and then choose if you want commenting OFF your blog or which level of control you have over comments.