I have written before on how to start a website or blog, but things change so when a friend recently asked I thought I would go through it again here. Please add your questions to the comments. Hopefully I can walk thrpough this with Dawn and even share her site with you when she gets it up and running. Probably one of the most important services you need it good hosting. You can compare hosting to the power that keeps your site up and running. Similar to the way your power company keeps all the local merchants in your town open. You can have the biggest best superstore in town but when the power goes out nobody can shop or visit. So good hosting is a MUST. I use Hostgator and they have always been VERY reliable. You can click on the link below to start your own account. One thing you definitely DO NOT want is to host on any site that gives you free hosting, there are plenty to be found and they will rob your potential visitors blind. They will implant their own (sometimes untasteful) ads on your site and track all of your visitors to send them spam. DO NOT, did I say do not? Do NOT use them. If you are going to go to the trouble of building your own site, do it right.