So I'm new to this and trying, but am a full-time college student as well. I have an overall theme in my head for my blog. I know a few must-have 'abilities' I will need my blog to be capable of. Any help?
I need a good-looking typical front page with my current top posts, which I know is pretty standard. I need a way for users to easily vote on posts, and submit their own articles. So I will also need a registration process. And eventually a modest forum for registered users. I would also like the ability to have easy to see polls on the front page, and in addition to the header image of my creation, an 'About Me' where I can show my smiling face! Haha. But I will also need an 'about us' page, since it's a group of girls from my school doing this, not just me.
In addition to the blog posts content and archive and that pretty typical front page, I will need another page or two of easily organized static content, like thumbnail images of books and a little blurb about each by the image, allowing you to click on it for more info. Which I suppose would be a third page? Or fourth?
Gosh it's confusing. Do I need a good full-sized blog custom built for me since I have ZERO skills other than some physical artwork I want integrated, our idea, and the content? Or do I have a web site built? I also would like the ability to optimize for mobile viewing. I really think building this is out of my grasp, at least initially. Are there reputable sources out there for web site or blog creation/design? The type that won't steal an idea if it's good, and is also not going to require us to take out a loan or start stripping? Haha.
Please, any help would be SO appreciated! Thanks, guys!