How to learn github in four steps
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It is easy to feel stupid if you are trying to learn how to use github if you are not a software developer. Many of the tutorials are aimed at people who are software developers who have used similar tools. Worse, if you are not used to source control, then getting your mind around what state your file is in at any given time can be confusing.
Despite that, if you are commited to learn how to use Github and git (the basis for Github), I recommend you do the following:
Some additional thoughts: the use of git and github can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. You could have a simple repo on github with one or more files that only you use. Later, you could start cloning other people's repos, making changes, and making them into your own repo. From there you could get into working with teams of people, branching and merging your files as you go. During that time, you are learning as you go. Don't be afraid to a) make backups and then b) make mistakes. Eventually you will gain mastery of it and be able to use it to your full advantage. Better still, the material you share can be used by others.