Blogging Tips & Tricks - How To Create A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Blogging Tips & Tricks – How To Create A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Hey guys, welcome back. Today I’m going to go through with you how to create a blog, I’m going to show you how to create a blog using WordPress.com & Blogger.com. I want to give credit to New Lune for inspiring me to add this post to my series, I definitely recommend checking out her site she has some great informative posts.

If you’re looking to create a self-hosted blog do a google or Pinterest search there are plenty of tutorials and blog posts out there on the interwebs that show you how to do this.

For now, I’m just going to go through with you on how to create a blog on a free platform.

How To Start A Blog From Scratch

WordPress.com

So once you have created a WordPress account you will need to create a new site.

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Go to ‘My Sites‘ tab, and ‘Add New Sites‘.

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Press ‘Start Now‘ to start on creating your new blog.

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Add in your details, Choose a name for a blog.

What will your blog be about, choose a category and your primary goal for your site?

After filling these in click ‘Continue

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Next step is deciding on your domain name, do you want to go for a dot.com, org, or stick with the free WordPress address. (For the purposes of this tutorial I’m sticking with a free address, because this will become a test site for my blog.)

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Whether you choose a paid or free domain you will be taken to this page, this will give you more details on plans. If you want a dot.com or other domain name that isn’t the free WordPress domain name you will need to purchase a WordPress plan upgrade.

For more information on upgrades check out this page on wordpress plans.

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Congratulations you have created your blog.

My next post will on choosing the right theme for your blog and how to edit it for your own purposes. So stay tuned.

Blogger.com

If you choose to use blogger instead of WordPress.com, I’ll be showing you below how to create a blog using the platform.

First of you will need to create an account, if you already have a Google account you can just sign in because blogger is a Google-owned platform.

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Once you are signed in you should see this page, click ‘Create New Blog‘ to start.

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

You will notice a pop-up tab, add in the ‘Title‘ and ‘Free Domain Address’.

Choose from one of the basic themes.

Blogging Tips & Tricks - Creating A Blog | Life Of Dahlia

Congratulations you have created your blog.

If you’re interested in purchasing a domain name, click on the ‘Settings‘ Tab

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From here you can click ‘Buy A Domain.’

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Now you can decide on your domain name for your blog, it should give you a list of options available, you will purchase on through ‘Google Domains.

Congratulations on creating your blog, I will be going through editing themes in my next post, stay tuned.


I’m so excited about this series and I can not wait to share this journey with you all.

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Credits – Cover Image by Freepik cover edited by me. Idea inspired by a similar post by New-lune.com

Disclaimer – This post is not sponsored and doesn’t contain any affiliate links, links included are for reference only in case your interest in purchasing the reviewed product. Image captured from WordPress.com & Blogger.com, I do not own the software used to create this post, I captured these for educational purposes.

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Erin Applebee is an Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, and Beauty Blogger from Adelaide, South Australia. Currently only posting to my beauty blog regularly Life of dahlia.

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