In addition to all the other advice new traders may find here, I will add a suggestion of keeping a trading journal. I have logged every trade since May 2005 - win, lose, draw. The reasons for entering a trade, strategies, &c. - a 'post-mortem' on losing trades, and also on winning trades. Every trade includes a chart picture showing entry/exit points, along with the indicators used for the particular strategy. It's often enlightening to review those historic trades to see the lessons learned.
I'm currently running a few robots - along with some manual trades. I only post the robot trade info once a week, at the end of the week - just the bare facts/results. Manual trades get the full treatment - analysis, ticket #, s/l, t/p, $/pip, post-trade chart image, &c.