Here are step by step instructions on how to register on the Chinese Baidu (百度空间) free blogging service. Please note that the Baidu search engine itself is not indexing these blogs for some reason, although Google is!
Despite the service not being available in English, it’s possible to register and use without any Chinese language skills and the help of Google Translator. So don’t worry, the Baidu interface is very easy to use and most of the link URLs are in English which helps a lot.
They require phone number verification to verify your account which at the time of writing is available for the following countries. And how nice of them, that you can even register from North Korea!
Chinese mainland, Macau, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Argentina, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Iceland, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Denmark, Germany, France, Finland, South Korea, Netherlands, Canada, Maldives, Malaysia, USA, Mongolia, Mexico, Norway, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, Brunei, Spain, Greece, Singapore, New Zealand, Italy, India, United Kingdom, Vietnam.
How to Register a Blog at Baidu
Click on the the link below:
Start registration with 立即注册 “Sign up now” at the bottom of the login form.
Fill in your registration details:
邮箱 “E-mail, 密码 = Password”, 昵称 “Nickname”, 验证码 “Verification code”, 我已阅读并接受 “Accept Baidu User Agreement”.
They will send you an e-mail verification, this screen is safe to ignore.
Open the verification link in your browser.
For phone verification, choose your country, enter number and hit the grey button. Fill in the box below with the verification code you just received.
Available countries: 中国大陆 (Chinese mainland), 澳门 (Macau), 台湾 (Taiwan), 香港 (Hong Kong), 阿根廷 (Argentina), 阿联酉 (United Arab Emirates), 埃及 (Egypt), 爱尔兰 (Ireland), 澳大利亚 (Australia), 巴西 (Brazil), 冰岛 (Iceland), 朝鲜 (North of Korea), 丹麦 (Denmark), 德国 (Germany), 法国 (France), 芬兰 (Finland), 韩国 (South Korea), 荷兰 (Netherlands), 加拿大 (Canada), 马尔代夫 (Maldives), 马来西亚 (Malaysia), 美国 (USA), 蒙古 (Mongolia), 墨西哥 (Mexico), 挪威 (Norway), 葡萄牙 (Portugal), 日本 (Japan), 瑞典 (Sweden), 瑞士 (Switzerland), 沙特阿拉伯 (Saudi Arabia), 斯里兰卡 (Sri Lanka), 泰国 (Thailand), 土耳其 (Turkey), 文莱 (Brunei), 西班牙 (Spain), 希腊 (Greece), 新加坡 (Singapore), 新西兰 (New Zealand), 意大利 (Italy), 印度 (India), 英国 (United Kingdom), 越南 (Vietnam).
Choose what you are or are not interested in and hit the 下一步 button.
And finally 开始使用 to get you started.
This instruction window is showing you how to change your avatar (on the left) and the button on top is for changing your theme.
These are the buttons for adding a normal post, images, video..
This is the button for browsing other Baidu blogs.
Let’s change some basic options, by clicking on the “wrench” icon (right).
I’ve added an avatar and the address of the blog. Note that you cannot it once you’ve set your blog URL.
Next you should at least set a name for your blog. Or otherwise they will call you a hobbit or something. The bigger box is for the description of your new site. Btw. adding a bit of Chinese might be a good idea.
You already know where to start writing a new blog post. Below is mine.
Just remember, that if you ever get lost the 首页 “home” button is your friend. And the blue buttons will usually get you forward 🙂
Here is what the blog looks like.
You can have a look at it at:
Have a blog at Baidu? Please share it in the comments below!