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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!
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I used a free wordpress theme called Vivo 1.0 to start, there are a whole bunch available at the website: http://fthemes.com/