Putting together a search directory of blogs.

Any tips on the following tools:

1) Directory/Search Engine for site

w/ submittal process
follow ups
ability to install paid search results

easy to use and maintain, I am not a programmer.

Looking for something "old Yahoo Directory" Style.

2) Hosting - Cheap and reliable


Any other recommendations for such a project.

Just bought this domain. Can't believe it was available!

Thanks,
Loren