I’m new to wordpress (and blog building in general, so bear with me). Is there a way to edit the header text? The theme is either making me keep it as is, complete with the tag “just another wordpress.com blog, or remove it completely. Any way to create my own wording, without purchasing an upgrade?
You’re welcome and to worry — we were all new at one point. :) I can recommend a comprehensive tutorial. The Learn WordPress.com tutorial is divided into progressive levels and presented as a series: http://learn.wordpress.com/
Best wishes with your blog. :)