How to Start a Blog with Blogger for Free

start a blog with blogger

So, you are planning to start a blog! Good idea…

Starting a blog is one of the best ideas. It's always best to share your knowledge than just keep it inside. But the question is "how to start your blog?"

A blog is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries. Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the web page. Wikipedia

The best thing about creating a blog with blogger is it's totally free. Yeah! you have heard it right. You can start your own blog with zero investment. There are also some other free platforms like, Wix, etc., but the blogger is a Google product, so you can think about the reliability. 
I am also a new blogger and you know what? This is my first blog. I think I should share how I have created this blog and give you the basic idea of how you will be able to create your own blog with blogger.

So, let’s get started.

start a blog with blogger

Why should you join the blogging community?

The first question to you is why do you want to join the blogging community or want to be a blogger?

Note: If you already have the idea of why, then you can skip this step and move forward.

The reasons why you should join the blogging community are
  • Blogging is one of the most popular methods to communicate with people
  • It is the best way to share your knowledge and information
  • Blogging makes you a better person and a better writer
  • Blogging makes you popular
  • The best reason is, you can make money from it

Requirements to start a blog with blogger

These are all basic things you already have. I have listed down the basic requirements. 
  1. A computer or a smartphone
  2. A good browser
  3. Internet access
  4. A Google account
Yes, these are the only things to start your blog with. As you are reading my blog so I think you already have the first 3 requirements.  Nowadays everyone has a Google account and you already know that one Google account is enough to access all the Google products. So, you are just one step away from starting your own blog.

How to create your first blog in 5 steps

Here are the eight steps you need to create your first blog. You will just need 15 to 20 minutes to set up your blog.
  1. Get a Gmail account
  2. Sign in to Blogger
  3. Confirm your profile
  4. Create a new blog
  5. Set up the title, address, and theme
  6. Create a post
  7. Preview your post
  8. Publish your post

Step 1 - Get a Gmail account

The first thing to do to start a blog with blogger is to create a Gmail account. If you already have an account then it's okay! You can use that account to create your blog. You can follow the link given below to get a Gmail account.

Step 2 - Sign in to Blogger

In the next step, you have to go to Then you have to sign in to blogger with your google account. 

start a blog with blogger

Step 3 - Confirm your profile

In this step, you have to set your blogger profile. Enter a display name and click on continue to blogger. The display name is the profile name which will be seen by the readers when they view your posts. 
start a blog with blogger

Step 4 - Create a new blog

After the set up of the display name, you have to click on the create a new blog button.

start a blog with blogger

Step 5 - Set up the title, address, and theme

Now you think about a title related to your niche and check the availability of the address. Make sure that your title and address is similar. Because it helps your visitors to remember your blog name and the URL. Your address will be like as you are starting the blog for free. I will cover how to connect a custom domain to your blogger account in my later posts. After setting up the title and address, select any theme from the list and click on create a blog! button.

start a blog with blogger

Now you are just a few steps away from your blog.

Step 6 - Create a post

It is the main part of your blog. The posts will tell everything about your blog. So make sure that your posts are relevant to your visitors. The posts in a blog are nothing but the bits of knowledge you want to share with others.

To create a post at first you have to click on the new post button or create a new post hyperlink. It will open up a text editor, where you will be able to write your posts. 

start a blog with blogger

In the text editor, give your post a beautiful title and write the contents of the post. You can also use the various functions provided in the text editor. 

start a blog with blogger

Step 7 - Preview your post

After completing the writings, it is very much important to preview your post. It will help you to look at the view of the post and most importantly to find the errors in the post. To preview your post, click on the preview button at the upper right of the text editor.

start a blog with blogger

Step 8 - Publish your post

Now you are at the final step of creating your first blog. Publishing the post will allow your visitors to read your post. It is very much simple to publish your blog. You just have to click on the Publish button near to the preview button and your post will be live.

start a blog with blogger

Congratulations! Now you have your own blog.

Best Blogging Tools That Will Help You Rank Higher in Google

best free blogging tools for blogger

Blogging is not only about writing content. You have to make sure your content is readable, contains the focus keyword and SEO friendly. 

If you don't know what Search Engine Optimization is or SEO, then you really need to understand what it truly is, because, without SEO, not a single blog can rank on the Google first page. You might think what is the big deal about ranking on the first page, well it's all about the organic traffic or in plain sentence 'free of cost advertisement'. 

Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the visibility of a website or a web page to users of a web search engine. The term excludes the purchase of paid placement, referring only to the improvement of unpaid results. Wikipedia
Over the past 5 years of blogging, I got to know a few tools which really helped me to be where I am now. I know I have a long way to go, but still, these 6 tools might help you with something that I really wished I had 5 years ago.

Best Blogging Tools

1. SEO Content Editor

Since Blogger or Blogspot lacks SEO plugins (like Yoast SEO for WordPress), hence this tool is a must-have for all blogs which are hosted on the free Google Child ''. This is a great editor where you can do the following things:
  • Enter one Focus Keyword,
  • Enter multiple secondary keywords
  • Find keywords
  • Create an SEO optimized page title
  • Create an SEO optimized Meta description
  • Word count
It even states your total SEO score. Total SEO Score above 85 is considered to be good. Note: This will only allow you to edit the content and make it SEO friendly, but you'll not be able to save it as it is a plugin of WordPress.  

2. Canva

After SEO optimization comes graphics or pictures which will make it attractive for a user. Canva is an app or a website which allows you to create graphical content for your website, social media and even for your presentations. It is a must-have application which is totally free to use. You can even create a beautiful Blog logo, banner, Instagram stories, WhatsApp stories or Pinterest graphics.
All you have to do is create an account or sign in using your Gmail account.

3. Royalty Free Images

I am a beauty and lifestyle blogger, so I need to create content where I need to insert pictures regarding that Topic. 80% of the time, I use pictures which I have captured, whether for a DIY, review or a tutorial, but sometimes I do use images which are not my own. For that purpose, you cannot just download an image from anybody's website and post it, you have to either give them credits by linking back to it or by asking their permission. So, royalty free images come handy during those times. I've mentioned below three websites that I use which provide Free Royalty-free images.

4. SEOQuake

SEOQuake is a free plugin for your browser that gives you powerful SEO metrics about a site. If you install this plugin to your chrome browser, then whenever you open a website, you will get information like Alexa rankings, Google index, binge index, SEMrush index, etc about a site. (Refer picture below).

This will even help you choose a keyword which will help you rank higher and earn higher. Suppose, you want to see the CPC of a keyword, then all you have to do is google the phrase and see its CPC. 
It will also help you in choosing a keyword by looking at the DS (Domain score) and TS(Trust Score) of a site. You should only write about a keyword if your blog has a similar DS and TS compared to the websites which are displayed on the first page of google.

5. Grammarly

Grammarly is a plugin for your browser which helps you to write proper sentences without any grammatical error or spelling mistakes. The last thing you want in your blog are some grammatical or spelling errors, it totally hampers your user interactiveness.

In the above picture, you can see that the word has been misspelled and in the right-hand corner, 1 has been depicted stating the number of errors you have in this document.


SmallSEOTools is a must have for any blogger out there. It will help you rewrite an article, check the plagiarism of the content and much more. I highly recommend this site as it is very efficient and easy-to-use.

So, these were the 6 Best Blogging Tools For Blogger/Blogspot Blogs. I'll keep on updating whenever I find something new. Do let me know in the comments section below if blog post helped you out or if you want to add something new to the list.

Warm Regards,