I have been reading up on the subject for a few years and only now am i ready to take the next steps.

so id like a few pointers, a few tips, a few kind words and perhaps some stories of your own....

Come on, buddy, get with the program.

The Satanic Bible is your "tip". Now do it .
Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause; He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws. -Sir Richard Francis Burton