Simon World has a great post on the basics of blogging. If you’re looking for a text book treatment, look somewhere else. If you want boot camp, this might be more your style. Jollyblogger sums it up well:
"[H]e’s got a lot of good tips and it is worth your while to read this thing and follow his advice. Well, follow his advice, but I think it goes without saying that those of us in the Blogdom of God don’t want to be following his advice to talk about our sex lives or use porn to attract visitors."
If you’ve been thinking about blogging, but want to know what you’re getting into first, give "Everything you wanted to know about blogging but were afraid to ask" a read. You’ll either want to start a blog ASAP or be scarred for life.