When you’re intent on creating a blog without paying for a domain provider or a hosting platform, BlogSpot has the solution. BlogSpot is a free domain service provider owned by Google.
The BlogSpot domain is usually hosted on blogger, a blog publishing platform that was developed in 1999 by Pyra Labs. Google later acquired the service in 2003 and has since hosted blogs on their servers. The requirement is usually for you to have a Gmail account for signing up.
Once you sign up with blogger, you get a blogspot.com domain by default. However, you can still add a custom domain with other domain service providers at a cost.
The advantage of having a BlogSpot domain is the cost and security. Being a free service, anyone can sign up for it and have a blog running in no time. Google also offers great security for their servers and hence users can operate their blogs without fears of cyber security attacks.
Cons of BlogSpot
BlogSpot also has its downside. Since you cannot self-host your blog, it means reduced flexibility. You will not be able to scale up on space, memory or bandwidth. You only work with what you have.
How to create a blog with BlogSpot
- Go to blogger.com
- Click on new blog
- Provide domain title and address. Try different names until blue tick appears at the right side.
- Choose a template
- Click on create blog
- You can now start creating posts