This isn't exactly my first blog, so creating one wasn't particularly difficult, but did experience a couple of hiccups.
Firstly, even from the "Google Educators" page, my laptop recognized my personal Google/Blogger account, so I had to back out of that and start over with my SBISD credentials. Not a huge deal.
Second, I wanted to watch Karen's video on uploading gadgets, mainly as a matter of course, while creating my avatar, and I could get the darn thing to "pause"- never did, actually, so I just closed the tab and restarted her Screencast.
Overall, a smooth start.