Without having a background in Web Development (HTML coding), I was intrigued to first create a blog with Blogger — http://www.paulgarth.blogspot.com. The process was quite easy and fun to work with. Most of my time has been spent posting to http://ojaivalleycert.blogspot.com for The Ojai Valley CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).
I’m sure everybody thinks their first ISP is great, based on acclimating to their relative user interface. My experience with 1and1.com has been really good, and I find it easy to create SQL databases, etc.
Working through the 5 minute installation of WordPress was literally that – 5 minutes. The only initial customization is configuring the config.php file with your SQL database settings and making sure you upload the files to the correct directory.
I even installed a new theme. Unless I change it, this one is called iNove. As you can see, I’ve figured out how to create web-links so you can hover over web addresses and click on a link.
Of course, if you have knowledge of HTML, CSS, and so forth, you can customize where the templates and themes leave off. For now, I’m sticking to getting some content written. I will be dabbling with Web Development Programming as one of my projects.