best do a search on blw on this site, there is tons of info. also look on babyledweaning website.
sounds like it will work for you, you basically give them bits of what you're eating and let them get on with it. Big bits that they can't handle will generally come out again. Is he sitting up on his own?
Don't give him any foods with added salt or sugar or honey. otherwise, the sky's the limit! I let my dd have salty food sometimes because she eats very little savoury foods but best to be quite careful about salt in general.