This map is a checklist, a plan, of the tasks that you must do to ensure that you get off to a smooth start with your Wordpress blog. Start at the top, task 1 and move round in a clockwise direction.
Note that you can register your domain name and save money when you order your hosting account in step 2
This will require you to create an .htaccess file on your server containing the commands to set your permanent link style
A sitemap is important in assisting google when spidering your site.
Get the Wordpress api key first here
Get cheap domains included with your hosting too.
Download the latest Wordpress version
Unpack the zip file and upload to my webhost
Run the famous 5 minute install