Aside from the logo, the Talk Wordy to Me redesign is complete. I've added a page with information about my editing services and another with links to fiction I have written (not much at the moment but that will change!). I built the blog in my first Wordpress self-install (it used to be hosted on Wordpress.com) with the Genesis Framework from Studiopress along with their Wintersong theme. Thanks to Lilith Saintcrow for pointing me their way! I'm hosting with DreamHost, which has been really great. They've already answered and fixed several problems for me, usually within an hour, and twice late on a Sunday night. If you are looking for a new host and sign up with them, tell them email@example.com sent you. Thanks to Adam P. Knave for recommending them to me.
Thanks also to Andrea Phillips and Karina Cooper, who both offered me a lot of advice while I was fiddling with this. They both pointed me at Squarespace, which ended not offering what I needed but also is a pretty nice platform. And thanks to everyone else who offered advice or encouragement as I've agonized over this for the past few months.