Your newbie problem is the same as all the newbie problems that pop up every day on the forum.
The reason for the confusion is there's too many blind trying to lead the stupid.
What you need is to read, FOR YOURSELF, some authoritative basic information, then slowly and gradually develop your own style. Try books by Alan Flusser
That said, if you are like the 99% of the newbies out there, who would rather be fed information quickly by the blind, then good luck.