I thought you had to start a group to make a user blog, which apparently isn't true (I still don't know how to make a blog without starting a group, just that other people have done it).  I feel like a colossal idiot.  If someone of some authority on the site could delete this group, I would really appreciate it.  Also, if anyone ever reads this and does know how to start a blog, I would appreciate it if they'd tell me (if I ever show my face on this site again).