I am writing this down since I have committed to help multiple folks with their blogs in the last few days.
The process of starting a blog is *really* simple. Before you have it set up, you have to do the following:
- Set up an account on google. It does not have to be a full gmail account, and it you have a non-gmail account you are fond of, register with that. The first time you go to blogger.com, click the “Create Account” link.
- Figure out what you want your url to be. All urls are of the form: X.blogspot.com. If you have a phrase or specific term you’ll be blogging about, see if you can get that in your blog title. It will help you show up in searches for that term more often.
- Click the pencil
- Start writing
- Push publish to make your blog visible
- that’s it!