Welcome and please feel free to post questions. I would, before getting started though, go to the newbie central, read the articles that catch your eye and go through the forum for any answers before posting questions because answers might already be posted or up for reading. But by no means does this mean that you can not ask away right now, by all means. And hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.
Welcome to the site tanyathecat!Hope you like it so far!
As for starting out,you may read the SoM survival guide and practise the basics.The forums will help you a lot.If you need any help,feel free to mail me or the others!