With that said, we can also learn from the knowledge and experience of others. We just need to keep things in balance. To help maintain the proper balance of time, we need to look for tutorials that directly apply to our needs (instead of wasting time reading and watching everything). This is easier said than done. Many video and article titles are misleading. You think that they are going to discuss what you are looking for, but they end up being a waste of time.
I have found that the best solution is to find a person who is trustworthy as a good source of information and use his/her material as your go-to source for information. I cannot assume to know which sources will be right for you, but I can make suggestions based on my own experience.
One such source that I feel comfortable recommending is Joe Gilder. He is a former Sweetwater sales representative who decided that he wanted to help people get better at using the gear they already own instead of convincing them to purchase more stuff. His site Home Studio Corner is full of helpful posts, podcasts and videos. The great thing about his resources is that they are geared toward home studio people (like us). Plus, he is a honest person who genuinely wants to help. He also sells instructional material for those of you who want to go deeper in your education.
One of Joe's paid educational resources is a monthly membership called Dueling Mixes. I bring this up because it is a joint effort with a man named Graham Cochrane, who is another great resource. Graham has his own site called The Recording Revolution which is also full of great information.
I hope these resources are helpful for you. In the future, I will share more resources for recording and mixing tips, but I felt that these two guys were the best place for home studio learners to start. They will inspire you to spend more time in your studio instead of just spending more money on gear you don't even need.