How to create your own blog

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


My first ever experience blogging, back in 2005, was with Fotolog.com. It was a simple and easy platform where I was allowed to publish one picture a day and write something about the posted photo. Not so sure who started first, but all my friends had it, so I had one too.

From Fotolog.com to Blogger.com was just a matter of time. I need more space and tools to  document my everyday life as I moved to USA in 2007 and I wanted my family and friends to know what I was up to without me sending out emails, otherwise I would ended up excluding people, and I did not want to be so invasive. So if people wanted to know about me, they could go to my blog and find out what kind of adventures I was getting into.

Blogging has showed me an incredible learning experience. I had to learn several things to implement in my blog, I can highlight some just so you can have an idea:

  • html coding (because I am too cheap to purchase a fancy template);
  • To be consistent and to think abroad, specially with so many browsers out there, templates are not "one size fits all" sort of a thing;
  • Advertising;
  • Google Adsense;
  • Web analytics;
  • Networking;
  • Take better pictures;
  • Write short and effective.
Having something unique is really hard, and still I find many copycats when searching for new content. Other day I was looking for blogs in a specific area, and found about 9 out of 12 blogs, with the same template. Out of the 12 still 6 had the same type of tittle "sametitlemrs.com", "sametitlehername.com". Most of them where so busy I could not get my eyes focused on the main point: "The Blog Post".

Although I sill have a lot to learn and improve, I am starting here a series of "How to create your own blog" with tips and tricks I learned along the way, with much research and sweat. I do hope you enjoy it and share some of your tips too.

♥ Enjoy!

How to create your own blog:

Step 01: Go to www.blogger.com and sign in with your Google account.

Step 02: Click on the "New Blog" button.


Step 03: A pop-up windows will appear and you will need to choose a title and a address for your blog. The most important part here is the address, since you will be kinda stuck with it, and is how people will find you on the web.
Also here you can choose your template. All of them are very basic, but you can tweak them later. Click the "Create blog!"orange button:

Step 04: You blog is created. Now you need to start posting. to do that click the on the orange button with the pen drawn on it.


Step 05: Here you need to choose a "Post tittle" and type your content. When finished click the "Publish" orange button for your thoughts to go live to the world.


Step 06: Once your post is published, click on "View Blog" to  check what others see.


Step 07: Here's the the published version of your blog.


♥ Enjoy!


Bilingual Parenting by Anna Dusek

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