ok, musees, your precious muser needs a little help here, and i know y'all will come through for me...
i've been thinkin' about getting hosted, getting my own domain name, moving off of typepad (it's so sluggish!). now that i've been at this for 6 months, i figure i'll probably stick with it. i don't really know where to start, so that's where y'all come in and help me with those little questions.
who's good for hosting? do they take care of the domain stuff, or do i have to go somewhere else for that?
then what software should i go with? i didn't get in on the free wordpress thing, and i know people are happy with wordpress. typepad is MT-based, so should i go with MT? i know i've heard a lot of people unhappy with the pricing structure, etc., but i'm thinking it would be easier to move over from typepad to MT, since the stylesheets would be similar. or would they? i dunno... or are they all the same? i dunno that either. don't make fun of me, i hadn't even heard of blogs until December, so i'd say i've picked it up ok.
k, so please help, don't make this a 0-comments post, por favor!
i'll wait and thank y'all after you help. :-)
p.s. how big a pain is it to do this?