Monday, 18 February 2013

Create a Google Account Without GMail for Blogger

We are setting up a new Blogger site on behalf of a start-up business.

When we went to set up the site Google required us to set up a GMail address.

Well, we do not want a GMail address as we only want an account to access the Blogger service.

So, we go to Google Drive and sign up there using the start-up's existing blog@ address.

And, voila:


When we click the link:


We punched through and chose to receive a text message to verify that we were not a robot.

We then were able to click the More drop down and click through to the Blogger site. We were asked to sign in using the new Google Account and we were in.

Well, almost. The next series of questions about profiles and such required some Terms & Conditions reading.

Philip Elder
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