Now that you’ve got your server set up, one of the easiest ways to get your thoughts out to the world is to use a “CMS” – a content management system.
The CMS I use to run this site is called WordPress (you may have heard of it )
Have a look at the lessons here about how to install and manage WordPress on your computer.
How to install WordPress – http://diyws.ath.cx/lessons/lesson-7-how-to-install-wordpress/
How to backup WordPress - http://diyws.ath.cx/lessons/lesson-9-backup-your-wordpress-blog/
How to upgrade WordPress – http://diyws.ath.cx/lessons/lesson-10-update-your-wordpress-blog/
There are lots more plug-ins and themes that can make WordPress dance and sing. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Explore your WordPress admin page, and experiment!