@john11smith I work with people trying to start out all the time (it's what The Minion Queen does).
You are trying to over complicate everything right now.
Who is your target client?
What are you trying to solve for your target client?
How are you trying to reach your target client?
What value are you going to provide to your target client?
I think you are wanting a simple site but you are talking about a blog .... which is it??
My target client small medium businesses
After finish with the website I'm planning to print some leaflets, then visit my friends and former customers hopefully they will help to open some doors. In worst case try knocking doors and asking questions lake salesman.
I aim to provide all-inclusive very cost-effective IT consulting and services with stress on open source and mainly free solutions.
Yes I see blog was a bad idea, will try to introduce my business, after finish with the design.