Step 1 in setting up your free Blogger blog is to set up a new gmail account. This will create a new Google account as well.
I suggest you use a separate gmail because we are going to create some Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools accounts for your blog later.
Head over to Blogger.com and fill out your information with your new gmail which you just signed up for. Name it whatever you like. It can be your name or based on a topic. You can make multiple blogs within the same account, so don't stress about this too much.
After you fill out your blog's information, you will be asked to give your phone number so that Google can text you a verification code. Once that is entered, you will be sent to your new free Blogger dashboard. Follow along with the rest of the videos in the series to learn more about the set up.