There must be a great many people here, on this site alone, that are more than capable of producing articles to inspire newcomers, and 'old hands' alike.
"Micscape is a free informal monthly web magazine encouraging readers to explore the 'miniature world' around them both on a microscopic and macroscopic scale. It was first published in November 1995.
As far as possible, all material published to date is accessible in the online Library. (See footnote 1 on archiving).
The magazine's success relies on voluntary contributors worldwide. These include amateur microscopists, naturalists, teachers, students and youngsters.
Some professional scientists have also kindly allowed Micscape to share popular accounts of their work.
We invite contributors from all age groups and skill levels to reflect the broad spectrum of microscopy enthusiasts."http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/aboutmicscape.html
As can be seen beginners are also welcome. Perhaps a newbie or two might be willing to share their adventure with others who are also taking their first steps into the microscopic world.
It would be interesting to hear whether they found that previous experience in other hobbies had given them the head start they had assumed it would in this new discipline, or if they found that was not the case at all.