I just figured out how to post!
OK. I want to have a simple blog with a sidebar that has links to other pages or posts, links to PDFs, and a subscribe button for iTunes (haven't even started to figure out how to link up that with the host of the bandwidth and feedburner? . . . yike). I also see that some people don't have the WP icon/badge in the address bar. Can I change that too? I'm using a free version right now (on a Mac). I can do most of this stuff in blogger with page elements, but I can't figure out how to do any of it with WP. I'd like to use this because it looks a lot nicer and if I expand, I'll have somewhere to expand into. Tnx.
ps I've been able to find simple descriptions of what things are, but not how to use them.