Anyone with experience using Typo for blogs?

I have a Typo blog, everything works great locally as always. When I push it up to my shared host, which supports typo and has all requirements, I am getting the 500 error from my htaccess file. I believe that the issue is from redirects, but I am new to RoR and not too familiar with the htaccess file. Can anyone tell me how I would need to have it set up if my blog is using the symlink I set up as follows, ln -sf ~/blog/public ~/public_html/blog. I am trying to make the blog itself use my subdomain as opposed to if at all possible. Thanks to anyone who takes a stab at this