Every now and then my real-life friends and I talk about what's on my blog, maybe they have a comment on a post (which I suppose they prefer to tell me in person rather than sending me some comment luuuuv...)
Anyway, I've heard several of them say, in the same far-off way one talks about about taking a 7-day cruise to the Bahamas, "I've thought about starting a blog..." My reaction is always the same: WHY DON'T YOU? The fun thing about blogging is that it can be whatever you want it to be. You can keep it private or tell your friends and family. You can tell only your friends and family or you can (attempt to) invite the world to join you.
That's quite a long intro for telling you about a site that will get you going one way or another: Blogging Basics 101. It's authored by my very talented friend Melanie at Don't Try This at Home and Bloggy Giveaways and it's one online blogging source that will truly tell you everything you need to know to get started and continue to develop your blog.
And the beauty of the site? It's easy to read but so thorough it may be the only blogging resource you'll ever need. And Melanie scours other online blogging resources, too, and passes helpful info on to her readers. For us novice bloggers, she keeps her information basic but thorough and doesn't crowd it with a lot of techo-babble. Although she has that on the site, too, the brainiac.
So if you're considering starting a blog, or if you're new to the blogging world, bookmark BB 101 now. Specifically this section. Happy blogging!