Originally Posted by Ted
... I reckon I could call Godaddy.com and see what they can offer me. I'd even be willing to maybe PAY somebody to set it up for me (provided it's not TOO costly)
You can always try setting it up yourself first, with the fall-back position of hiring someone to help you if you run into problems. You need to be able to maintain the blog yourself, day to day, and the best way to learn that is to actually do it yourself.
I didn't mean to scare you off. I just wanted to point out some of the areas where a self-hosted blog is not going to be quite as easy.