Decided to start a blog - but I know nothing of html or any other kind of programming for that matter. Is it a mistake to get going with WordPress? .com appears fairly simple; .org seems way over my head. My friends don't know much more than I do, so cannot advise.
I did start a blog with TypePad, but I'm disappointed by the simplicity of the end result - maybe I need to be paying more per month, I don't know, but I can't see that my thoughts are really that valuable. WordPress seems to have a lot more potential. But does it assume knowledge - or are there sufficient step-by-step instructions on the Web site to walk me through most things? Though I'm eager to learn, my free time is actually pretty limited.
On the advice of a friend, I went out and bought me a domain name. I think I'm learning that owning a domain name only gives you nothing - is that true? I had wanted to be able to go to my domain name.com, and my blog pops up. Is that possible through this system, or is it a matter of getting web hosting and whatnot on top of that - and am I now obligated to subscribe to that through the same people that "sold" me the domain name?