This video shows how to sign up with WordPress in the first place. Please note: to avoid a mild type of spam, you may wish to use an email address that is not your main one. That warning aside, the steps to sign up are to:
- Go to WordPress.com
- Click on ‘Get Started’ (unless you already have a blog there).
- Fill up the form as shown in the video in this post, just above these instructions.
- You will need to go back to your email program after filling out the form, and there should be an email from WordPress; clicking on the link in this email will complete the process.
Extension activity: You can of course sign up for other blog services. A popular one is Blogger, which is owned by Google. This has the advantage of using your login details from another Google-owned service, typically Gmail, but it should also work with YouTube login details, as this is also Google-owned. To follow the steps to set up a Blogger account, this YouTube video from another user shows how to get started, but there is no need to watch it from the start, take it from this point, 1 minute 55 seconds in: http://youtu.be/9TDW5XW1TwY?t=1m55s