A small group of local bloggers is planning a forum of sorts to help aspiring bloggers get started. My first piece of advice is to learn how to explain to your family what a blog is and why you do it. Then you can get into the nuts and bolts of it, such as: theme, logo, links, pictures, video, podcasting, t.v. screen grabs, footage capture, sharing, monetization, promotion, interviews, town halls, etc.
*BOLAS - blogs of Laredo association [statistics] (I did not come up with that)