A few thoughts to consider when beginning to blog...
You are joining a large crowd online.
What some of the pros have to say about blogging
Small Biz Trends
We Blog Better
Blogging Basics 101
All Things Thrifty
Glossary of terms used in the blog world
• Blogosphere: community of bloggers
• Posts: an article or a comment written on a blog.
• Trackback: a method for Web authors to request notification when somebody links to one of their documents. Trackbacks enable authors to keep track of who they are linking to, or referring to their articles.
• RSS: Real Simple Syndication; The ability for readers to subscribe to the content on your site (using feeds). Also called web syndication or content syndication.
• Socializing the blog: promoting your blog by asking relevant bloggers to review your site by posting, commenting and linking. Also, promoting your blog on Facebook or Twitter.
Some examples of who is blogging and what about, from We Blog Better
Tips from Buildify
An overview of basic platforms from Handmadeology
Get your own dot com?
Blog Writing Course
Rules from Blogging Tips
Unwritten rules, from Blogging Without a Blog
Promoting your blog
Blogging with Beth, especially this post over at ProBlogger
Social Media Explorer
Tips on what NOT to do from ProBlogger
Leo Babuta (of Zen Habits) on Write to Done
Days of the week: Monday, Tuesday, Wordless Wednesday, Thursday 13, Friday Fill-ins
List of blogging memes
12 by 2012
Advanced stuff/next steps
Don't Fear The Internet
Build a better blog from Sarahndipities