For all the bubbies who know not how to survive their first few play sessions, lets share some love and help them find love from the creeper.
Dig STRAIGHT down!
There's no better garantee of diamonds than pointing that old cross directly down and digging like mad. You'd almost never hit lava doing this, and chances are you'll miss any nearby lava by not deviating from this direct descent.
Creepers freakin love you, man!
That weird looking green dude isn't hissing at you out of anger, it's just how they show love. Their hearts are literally bursting with love, and they want nothing more than for you to give them a big old hug!