New to Audacity, have question

Hi and heeeelppppp. I have never used anything like this before and am trying to record some audio tracks of me to put on my website. I have windows XP and when I try recording something through my headset mic, I see the green bars moving across, but no recording. How do I just get started please

Moderator note: it’s never a good idea to piggy-back on another user’s posts even if you think your probelm is similar - much better to starta a new thread; I have split this one off for you.

Well a very good place to start would be the Getting Started section of the Audacity manual:
this link is also availbale from the Help menu in Audacity

Then you can move on to the Tutorials: