Here is a checklist for how to set up your own WordPress blog.
If you aren’t a DIY kind of person see my Custom WordPress Designs page.
Buy a domain name & sign up for hosting. My favorite host is HostGator! If you don’t know what I’m talking about go read How to Buy a Domain Name & Hosting for Your WordPress Blog.
Set up an email address at your host email@example.com or with a free email program like firstname.lastname@example.org.
Install WordPress on your host. If you signed up with HostGator here is how to install WordPress.
Get an Akismet API code to prevent spam comments.
Set your Permalinks.
Get other cool plugins – Sexy Bookmarks, LinkWithin,
Write a page, like a disclosure, or an about me page.
Write a post.
Add a picture to your page or post.
Set up a contact page.
Set up a stat counter.
Get a Facebook Fanpage, a Twitter account, are you Pinteresting? Do you do videos? How about Pictures?
Install social media icons.
Seem like too much, I’ll do it all for you!