So, after much tweaking, erasing, rebuilding, moving and general shuffling about, I figured I would share a great video that I used as a tool while creating my first blog.
In the video Greg Narayan takes you through step by step along several options for having your blog hosted or hosting yourself and how to get the proper bits and pieces together.
Also, he shows a way that if you want to make some money, how to place adds that could derive an income if Google opts to let you use them.
He also has a great website @ http://www.dearblogger.org/
At any rate, should you find yourself at a cross roads of how you will be building a blog, check out both the video and his blog!
Have a great day!