I don't know if I would call it a blog per se, but here is my "diary" so far....I need to add some new stuff to it soon, but its just my thoughts and feelings as I embarked on this trip! It was really helpful for me to write it down...Feel free to have a read but I must warn you - I do waffle, as you know!! lol, and some of it is a bit of a downer as I was not in a very happy place when I started this.
I haven't checked some of them for ages - so can't vouch for them - but for beginners, these were the business (well, they were 12 months ago when I started but as you have seen, lots of fellow Minimins have been busy themselves!).
I recommend even more (and different ones) for Development.