So after setting up feedly and doing the Creative Commons research, I decided to add some NPR RSS feeds to the page as NPR is where I enjoy receiving my news. Using the RSS widget made this task quick, and finding the RSS through feedly.com was realty quite painless. I had a little more trouble getting my CC to show onto the blog page. After a youtube video, and finding the equivalent wordpress.com function in the widget->text option, which allows for HTML placement, I was successfully able to place The Creative Commons copy write onto the bottom of the blog page. hope this helps anyone trying to do the same.