How to Sign up with Google Blogger - dummies

How to Sign up with Google Blogger

By Wendy Piersall, Heather B. Armstrong

If you don’t already have a Google Blogger blog set up, it only takes a few clicks to get your mom blog up and running. If you already have a free Google account, which you have if you use any of Google’s other free services, such as Gmail, you don’t need to sign up again.

If you don’t already have a Google account, here’s how to sign up with Blogger:

  1. Go to Google Blogger.

  2. Click the Get Started link under the Don’t Have a Google Account heading.

  3. Enter your e-mail address in the Email Address field, and again in the Retype Email Address field.

  4. Enter a password in the Password and Retype Password fields.

    Make your password stronger by using both letters and numbers, because public accounts like this are vulnerable to getting hacked. Google tells you whether your password is too short, strong, or good as you type it in the Password field.

  5. Enter your name in the Display Name field.

    This would be your first and last name, or a nickname if you prefer that name to be publicly displayed on your blog.

  6. Choose whether to opt in to Blogger announcements, advice and information.

    At the time of this writing, rumors are swirling around the blogosphere that some cool new features will be added to Blogger soon.

  7. Choose your gender from the drop-down list.

  8. Enter your birthday in MM/DD/YYYY format in the Birthday field.

  9. Type the word verification letters into the Word Verification field.

  10. Select the I Accept the Terms of Service check box.

  11. Click the Continue button.

    You now have a Google Blogger account, and you’re ready to set up your new blog.