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For anyone who is curious, this is a self-hosted wordpress blog on Host Gator. Yes, most of that was mumbo-jumbo to me as well, before I decided I was going to jump right in and try to make a website/blog. The internet is your friend when it comes to learning how to use the internet!
That said, I have never used any other host sites, but this one was recommended to me. Host Gator has a nifty coupon code that I can share, which will get you 25% off your own hosting. Use: UNIQUEGIFTER for 25% off any package a year or longer. Click here to check out Host Gator.
I used a free wordpress theme called Vivo 1.0 to start, there are a whole bunch available at the website: http://fthemes.com/