I have been meaning to post this for the longest time and have kept forgetting it. This site is a great resource for Drupal and one that I found pretty useful when I was first starting out. And useful today too.
Learn By the Drop – Check these folks out. They published the pdf that I have linked that will walk you through your first blog, custom content creation and more. Worth reading if you are new to Drupal, or even of moderate experience, like I hope to be one day! 😉
Take a look. Here is the link to the PDF: Build your blog.