I'm going to safely guess the LOL and Blogger site all have server-side scripting backed by a database. Most likely PHP and MySQL. You can technically use something like Dreamweaver and update things purely with markup, but you are doing more work than necessary.
For basic PHP/MySQL books, my current favorite is Beginning PHP 5.3 by Matt Doyle. Follow that up with PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice by Matt Zandstra. Doyle writes for Elated with some tutorials there. He does do a CMS(content management system) in an afternoon series, but it's still missing basic stuff that I would add before putting it online, and I have minor issues with some of the organization of the code. Since you are 100% new, your head will likely be swimming a little in his stuff so I might recommend his book first when you feel ok with HTML and CSS.
P.S. Doyle in his book recommends getting a web server by simply installing Linux/Ubuntu. Even as a fan, that's overkill. He does point to XAMPP in the CMS in an afternoon article.