Most of the material in this branch of the website is contemporaneous notes when learning a particular welding process at college. If you are learning welding, you might recognise what you are going through. That's why I leave it here.
Note in particular that learning TIG welding can reduce a grown person to tears - especially if they have been feeling good after previously doing quite well with the other welding processes (gas, MIG, SMA)
Here is my mainly college learning experience with the main manual welding processes: