I’m calling out to the blogosphere for a little help. I’m considering buying my own domain and hosting my blog there, in part because I want a little more creative control over layout and things. And while I’m reasonably tech-savvy, I want to make sure I understand what I’m doing. Anyone want to walk me through this? I know certain things, like the difference between buying a domain name and actually hosting the site. But I’m not sure about the different hosting options (amount of storage space, etc). So…
Anyone have a favorite hosting service? Why, and what should I be looking for?
If I continue to use WordPress, which I like, will I be able to have fairly complete control over layout and widgets and things?
Any pitfalls or gimmicks I should look out for?
Any issues with the fact that I use a Mac?