I have been down in the Internet Marketing trenches for a long time but have never actually built my own website. Not really anyway.
I am very proficient with blogger as that is what I have used since I first started online 8+ years ago and so have gotten my head around all of it's intricacies but blogger is really designed to be used as a blog and not a website.
Blogger is also hard to customize and have working the way you want if you want something unique, plus there is limited support if any for customized models.
All the other websites I have owned I have had built for me.
I have decided I would like to try my hand at building my own WordPress based website.
What is the best resource for a newbie like me?
I want something that will take me by the hand from starting and downloading WP, all the way up to uploading it to a host, customizing it and then eventually going live with it.
I have seen a ton of videos and read a ton of tutorials but it really seems like most of them are missing something.
Can someone recommend a great proven resource paid or free that can help me?