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Blog Basics

This covers setting up a blog on Blogger, owned by Google. Other blogging services including WordPress, TypePad and LiveJournal.

Sign into your Gmail account if you haven’t already.

Then visit Blogger.com:

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Click on the orange “Create Your Blog Now” arrow:

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If you’re already signed into Gmail, you should find yourself already on Step 2,

Name your blog:

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Think up a name for your blog. Try to make it something a bit different.

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Now enter a word, or words, that will be your blog’s address (URL). You may have to try quite a few because a lot of names are already taken. Click on the Check availability link to see whether your name is available:

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Once you find a name that is available, make a note of it somewhere.

Type the letters you see in the Word Verification window (horribly tricky this one):

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Once you’re done click on the orange Continue arrow:

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On the next page, choose a template (the design of your blog. You can always change it later.) Choose one by clicking the little circle below the one you like:

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Scroll down the page and click on the orange Continue arrow:

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You’re done.

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