muchluv wrote:I wonder if anyone can give me any tips?
You should think little about what website is about and what content there will be. Remember to update the site, regular updates keeps the content fresh.
muchluv wrote:I'm mostly worried about things I could get in trouble with - legal stuff, also website protection?
Legal stuff you should not worry if you just produce all the content by yourself and only link to content on other websites.
Website protection? you mean security? If you use some content management system (CMS) remember to do all the security updates! wordpress is quite easy to use, and to update. Also remember to take regular backups in case something goes wrong, at least before doing updates to the CMS.
You can also use some web services which do all the hosting for you, if you do not have any special features you need. For example wordpress.com or blogger.com