One of most common things that will happen to a newbie, or even people who don't consider themselves new to Net, is information overload. It's a very common problem that needs to be kept in check.
Here are a few tips on how to avoid getting lost in sea of info inside cyberspace.
First thing to consider: What do you need to know? And what should you put aside to learn for later?
If you don't have a website to promote, you don't need to learn about promoting it at this point in time, right? This applies to anything you are going to read.
Before you read it, ask yourself if you're ready to absorb and use information. If you're not ready to use it, tuck it away for later. I do this everyday.
I subscribe to many different e-zines. What I look for are things to help my subscribers, as well as ways to promote my website, or make it better. I don't have time to read each article now, and I'm not ready to worry about promoting my site today, so I copy articles of interest and place them inside a folder on my hard drive according to subject and interest.
They are there for me when I need them. I have downloaded many ebooks that I have not read yet as well. I'm not ready for information today or this week, so I'll read them when I'm ready to use them later on.
This is how I prevent information overload. It's also how I satisfy my need to have things that I know I'll need and use later, but don't want to lose opportunity to own them now.
Next: Look for things you need today. Do you want to have a newsletter for your website? Is your website built? If your website is built and you're ready to begin a newsletter, then and only then are you ready to learn how to set up a newsletter, and begin to learn how to become a publisher.
If this is case, then *now* is time to focus on this subject. The key here would be to focus on this subject until you understand everything you need to know about it.