When I subscribed to Google reader and started following blogs in November of this year, I hadn’t even heard of a PLN. What I soon discovered was how much I enjoyed following blogs.
The fist blog I subscribed to was French Word a Day by Kristin Espinasse. I loved her idea of building a story or a reflection around a new word or expression and it helped me to use my French in a different way. From this starting point I added many others and am still building. Just finding something you are interested in is a good place to start.
The best tip I have is to take it slowly. Get right in the dirt and plant the seed but give it the time and care that it needs to grow naturally.