One of the hardest parts of setting up your own blog is to find a decent company that will host it. Most of the software is free, but the computers the site is served on isn't. That's where your hosting company comes in. I have been with Lypha for two years now and don't have a single complaint. The couple of times my site has gone down they have been right on it. They give excellent service at an excellent price.
Another thing Lypha doesn't care about is when I use the occasional bad word. They don't censor my content. Now if I turned this into a full blown porn site, they might complain, but that is to be expected. This seems to be a big difference from Blue Host.
Blue Host is one of the recommended hosts for Wordpress, but that might be changing. I was reading a thread on the Wordpress forums today where a person had their site suspended by Blue Host because a commenter used the "f-word". They said it is against their "moral" policy. This is just the latest example of the anal-retentiveness of America today.