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17 Jul 2013

How to Create a Blog on Blogger: A Simple Guide For Beginners

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Updated on 7 Dec, 2017

So you have decided to create your first blog on Blogger, right. I am using Blogger since 2013. Once I have done an attempt to create a blog on Wordpress, but it was very difficult for me to play with the codes and customising the theme. So I deleted it. With blogger.com, I was able to customise my blog the way I want. Let's start with the tutorial.


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Design & LayoutSo, we have created a blog. Now we can customise it. For that navigate to Themes (refer the screenshot below) on the left pane. You can see a live preview of your newly created blog, as seen on Desktop and also on Mobile. Under "Live on Blog" click customise. You will get the Blogger Theme Designer.



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Here you can have the option to check the live preview of each theme. After selecting your favorite theme and color, click 'Apply to Blog'. Now click the tab named 'Background'. Here you can see the background colors associated with the selected theme. You may want to use a custom image as your blog background so that it will look unique.

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Click on the little arrow next to the background image. Refer the screenshot above. Select an image (not more than 300KB in size) and upload it. Ready-made backgrounds are also available. After setting your new blog background go to the 'Advanced' tab to customise colours for specific elements.

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Here you can customize various elements like Page text, Backgrounds, Links, Blog Title, Tabs Text, Posts, etc. Click 'Apply to Blog' once you have done. Click 'Back to Blogger' and select 'Layout'.

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You can see certain gadgets in built with the theme you selected. For adding more gadgets, click 'Add a Gadget' and add the gadgets you want. You can also rearrange the Gadgets by dragging them to the desired location. Once you are done click 'Save Arrangement' and check your blog.

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Creating Your First Post:
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Test Your Blog Using Different BrowsersOnce you've customised the blog design, you should check the blog's appearance on multiple browsers. Your blog may appear differently on different browsers. (Your blog may look different in different versions of the same browser!) 

Disable Your Own PageviewsGo to your Blogger dashboard and click Stats Overview. You will see the 'Pageviews'. Tell Blogger that do not track down your own pageviews. For that click Manage the tracking of your own pageviews and put a check mark next to Don't track my views for this blog. You should repeat the above step with every browser you are using.

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How to Submit Your Blog to Bing and Yahoo


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Now enter the URL of your blog in the 'Add Site' field. The next part is verifying your Ownership.

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Open a new tab in your browser and access the Blogger Dashboard. Navigate to Themes and click Edit HTML. Press Ctrl+F and search for <head>. Place the verification code just below <head> and click Save. Now come back to the Bing Webmaster tools and click Verify. You are done! For adding Sitemap from your Bing Webmaster Tools, navigate to Configure My Site and click Sitemaps. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi,,,,I did this several times.But still it tracks my own pageviews.

    www.mysmartangels.blogspot.com

    Nilangi

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