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How To Use Blogger For Beginners

Updated on December 1, 2015

Blogger for Beginners

Do you know how to use blogger for a beginner? Most people that are just learning how to blog don't realize that they can avoid hosting fees and web design fees by using a free blogger account that is offered by Google. The great thing about blogger is that you can have more than one free blog at a time. If you have a Gmail account, you can create multiple blogs under that Gmail and there are no blogging hosting fees.

Unfortunately, the blog format that comes with a Gmail account looks like a blog, not like a professional website. As a matter of fact, it can be quite boring because the gadgets that Google has as defaults are "bloggish" looking. If you want to design your own website from your blog, you only need to make some simple changes to it. Once you learn how to set up a blog, or how to start a blog, then the gadgets are the next most important part.

The best way to get rid of the ugly gadgets is to click on the "Layout" tab under Page Elements and then remove the gadgets that you don't like. The Layout tab is also the place where you add your own pictures, links, etc. to personalize your blog. Also, any gadget that you remove can be added back if you change your mind later.

With Google, there is no blogging software to buy, so you can have a professional looking website that can create a more profitable level of advertising for your business. You can use the flexibility of Google by creating blogs to do the advertising for you. With the tools available in Blogger, you can "link" each of the blogs to each other so anyone viewing your site will always stay on one of your sites and can't get lost by clicking off your blog to someone else's site. By using the tools available in Blogger such as text links, clickable pictures and anchor text, you can make your blog look fantastic to anyone reading it online.

If you change your free Google blog into a website then you have control of the content without having to pay a web designer to make changes for you. Create your own website and modify it easily whenever you want just by using the tools that are free inside every Gmail account.

If you decide that you would like to learn more about creating a blog, then you can check out my blog Make Your Own Website Now. You will be able to see exactly how I have used three gadgets on my blog. I have used a clickable image (top right), a non-clickable picture gadget (middle right), and a comment gadget (bottom) that allows people to comment on my blog. All of these gadgets were contained in the "Add a Gadget" function under "Page Elements" in the "Layout Tab".

Another great function of the "Configure Image" gadget inside the "Picture" gadget is that you can type a Title (which appears above the picture) and/or a Caption (which appears below the picture). These are great placement ideas to help make your blog look more organized and businesslike. There are many gadgets that are offered by Google within a blog, so you can make your own website by trying them out yourself.

P.S. Would you like a quick "tip" that can make your Gmail account really cute? Check out the screen prints below to find out how you can change the background theme of your email. Google likes to add new themes every once in a while, so if you get bored, click on the Themes tab and see if any new ones are available.

I have multiple Gmail accounts for my business and personal so I like to liven them up and make them unique by giving each of them a different theme. It also helps me visually while I'm in the email to be able to tell which account I am logged into. Hope this helps brighten your day!

How to use blogger for beginners will greatly improve your ability to get out into the market and compete with other vendors with advertising that is powerful, but easy to learn. You can learn how to make money blogging if you know how to use the Google gadgets effectively. It is so important that you learn how to create a website that is sought after by the the search engines like Google, Yahoo, MSN and Bing so that you can drive your business name to the top of these search engines.

I hope these few tips has helped peek your interest in learning how to use blogger tools. Happy Blogging!

Layout Tab - Add or remove gadgets.
Layout Tab - Add or remove gadgets.
Configure the Image - add title and/or caption.
Configure the Image - add title and/or caption.
Click on the Settings Tab to change your email background.
Click on the Settings Tab to change your email background.
Click on the Themes option.
Click on the Themes option.
Choose a theme by clicking on the image. It will change the background immediately.  Then you can just click until you find the one you like best.
Choose a theme by clicking on the image. It will change the background immediately. Then you can just click until you find the one you like best.


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      RJ 4 years ago


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      Vin Chauhun 4 years ago from Durban

      Thanks for the easy way everything was explained !

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      Quente 5 years ago

      It's nice information tips for blogger beginner, every beginner should be encouraged to be grateful for providing free information.

      Regards a lot.

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      Kristen 5 years ago

      These screen shots are not at all what I see when I log on - has blogger changed? I am having trouble customizing it.

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      harry 5 years ago


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      Trinity Wiley 5 years ago

      thank you for your help!

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      Susan Carter 6 years ago

      Thanks zhelmond for the nice compliment - and for visiting my HubPage.

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      zhelmond 6 years ago

      nice tips, very informational. Your article is easy to follow,this information is what beginner(s) what's been looking for! Thank for the tips.

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      smartrich22 6 years ago from Bandung, Indonesia

      This is very resourceful. Anyway, I found my passionate about Blogging about last year ago. At the very first time I do Blogging, I was kinda Not sure “Am I could write?”, etc.. But I keep move on and I don't care I could or now. Because for me, Blogging isn’t about do we are have the capability to write or not, but it is about “to help” the others to find informations they need. If can find the way the others to help them, that's how I get happiness. :)

      My Regards

      - Yana

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      Poetic SoJourn 6 years ago

      I have this blog and it was working out well until suddenly it took to changing the latest post titles and links to colors not on the template. No matter what I selected for template or how I tried to change it they would follow it and remain the same. I have been forced to stop using Blogger for this and opened another website elsewhere. I would still like to come back and learn how to troubleshoot Blogger and design a blog using my own template but the lack of support stops me since I'm not that knowledgeable myself with the internet and applications.

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      Susan Carter 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Ahsan 7 years ago

      Its so cool

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      Susan Carter 7 years ago

      Thanks for your comment. P.S. I really like your little dog picture. It reminds me of my daughter's dog, which is also adorable.

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      Daddy Paul 7 years ago from Michigan

      Good info. Thanks.

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      Elena 7 years ago from London, UK

      Thanks for this useful info. It's nice that we have free websites to blog online. I hope it stays that way. They might decide to start charging soon.