After much research and having used several hosting companies the last 8 years, I have narrowed down my choices on the best shared hosting company for people who want to create their own blogs using the WordPress CMS.
Godaddy based out of Scottsdale, Arizona is both a domain registrar and a hosting company. I have bought many domains from Godaddy the last 10 years and bought their shared hosting for different clients. They are very dependable for customer service and support is a phone call away.
Siteground is a hosting company based out of Bulgaria. I have met their reps at many WordCamp events. They response very quickly via chat, a phone call, or through a ticket. I have many clients that are very satisfied with their service. The have affordable shared hosting and also VPS hosting. For blogs, I would recommend buying the Grow Big Plan. Just click on the get started account