ok thanks a lot beemeister for your help. I need to know a few more things -
1. how to completely delete a blog (I have 1 that I created that I want to get rid of completely)
2. I can't find the dashboard/username thing that you're talking about.
3. I realize that the "write page" thing is what you use to create new pages and set their settings, but how do you go into a page thats already been created and change ITS settings. what I really need help on is this blog: http://subartexchange.wordpress.com/ I want to set it so there is:
a. only 1 page
b. that page cannot have user comments or any other feedback from who's looking at it
c. the other pages I may have made that follow it are deleted.
d. it says as little about wordpress.com as possible on this one page. for instance, can I get rid of "just another wordpress.com blog."
4. this page doesn't have the .admin stuff on the url. Does that mean I don't need to do anything more with it?
thanks a lot,