You want a blog. You want the blog to be a little different. But nice. Well, that is what I wanted, so I'm going on that assumption.
I'm not going to walk you through the sign up process. Click on
But, it is during this sign up process that you must think of a name for your blog. Simple? One would think. It is the hardest part. Keep in mind that you can always change the name in the "Settings" >section, but you cannot change the URL. (Maybe you can, now that I look around the "Settings/Publishing" section, but it is only if the URL is still available.) I chose "http://bloggeruniversity.blogspot.com/". It is simple and states my intentions. The actual title of my blog is BlogU. Something that reflects the URL. I like that, but I like strange things, and I stress over details.
You are also picking out your template from several offered by Blogger or one by a third party. I decided to use one of theirs, Minima, for simplicy's sake. I really like the clean look of it. After awhile, I will talk more about adding a third-party template which involves uploading graphics to a server. For now, this is what I will cover.
Well, now you have a blog, a name and a URL! Congrats!!!