Options for developing an online presence:
1. create a blog(on blogger.com) - a simple one page site with posts organised by date
2. Use wordpress - a blog site similar to blogger but with a little more functions
3. Create a website with GoogleWeb - half way between a blog and a website. organised into multiple pages like a website but following a template.
4. Create my own website with Dreamweaver - most difficult. can personalise completely.
I have decided to create a website with Google Web because it is more organised than a blog, with multiple pages, but easier to create and update.