I am new to this internet thing but here is an article I found on Basic Rules For Blogging.
Author: Kerrie Sheehan
There are blogs everywhere online. There are free blogs, Web 2.0 blogs and blogs that cost money to create and maintain. Free blogs are great for the beginner but you are resisted by the rules of these blogs and in most cases you no longer own the content on these blogs. If you want freedom and to own the content on your blog then you need to create and maintain them yourself on your own domain name and hosting account. However this takes a lot of more expertise than some of the simpler free blog platforms now available.