Of course, I am a beginner too, but there are beginners and beginners. My friend said:
Yes, it worked this time and after I was in I attempted to make a change and it would not let me sign out, an error message came up and I sent the page to you etc. I am wondering, how am I going to learn how to do this?
It appears that what you did was make a change to the Theme. This page looks like one of those available for preview, namely Mobile. But I just checked your site and you have replaced that pink Girlgeek strangeness I left you with, with a very nice looking page. I guess what you thought was an error message was a “preview”?
Pretty much everything can be customized. Eventually you can have a completely custom theme. All the permissions stuff BlogEngine talked about I already did. Looks like you are ready to start posting.
When you are in Internet Explorer and looking at a site that is also a blog, you will see a symbol that looks like the "Subscribe" button on your homepage. It is up as part of the browser toolbar. If you click it you will have the option to “subscribe”. After you do so anything new from that site will show up in the “favorites” section (feeds tab) of your Internet Explorer version 7 or later. I think you can subscribe in some versions of Outlook also, in which case the new posts would come in something like email does. There are quite a lot of ways to subscribe, Google Reader is one of the more popular ways to read blogs. I use a program named RssBandit.
So your friends can subscribe to you using one or more of these readers.
When you create a new entry you can give it various tags. Tags are deceptively simple, and very useful. Lets say you write about three main topics, building your new house, astrology, and life in Panama. For the first month or two it will be easy to scroll through the entries and see those in a particular category. After a year there will be twelve months to look through one at a time. But if each Panama entry has a common tag, a single click will bring up all of them at once.
A search of your site might do much the same, but the tag method would be more likely to produce the results you intended as author.