What better place to start than the beginning! For starters, Blender includes a very handy reference called the Blender Quick Start. You can find it in your Blender installation folder.
I will use this document as a sort of guide for the topics covered here so you can get an idea of what is to come.
Obviously, this is a PDF document so, you will need the free PDF document reader from Adobe. Most of you already have this but, just in case, here's where you can get it:http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Look this document over, while using Blender. Don't just read through it and then, at some later time, open Blender and try to remember it. Blender has many, many capabilities and you simply won't do well with learning it using that approach. It requires hands-on access while using any learning materials. Blender is very simple to learn when you use an organized approach. My goal is to help get and keep you organized and focused.