From dashboard to desktop.
Getting started with WordPress here are some videos to help you understand
Mor10 Rand-Hendriksen (click his name)works for Lynda dot com this is another great resource. His videos do what they say in the clearest possible way. Not free but the first week is. Try it and you may find other interesting areas that you would like to know more about.
The Difference Between the Cloud and Self Hosting
A Description of a Theme in this case 2011
The Front Page and its Importance
Publishing Your First Post