re: Poker & Stuck...?
Ouch - biting my tongue to keep me from making a smart-a**ed comment .. .. so I'll try to be nice ...
A month...hmmm. I've only been playing since '69 when Binion's in Vegas was 'THE' poker room and 5 draw and 7 stud were 'THE' games to play and Holdem games were being played in the private game, invitation only rooms. Playing online for almost 2 years now. In both cases, I'm STILL learning and adjusting. (BTW - I am retired and usually play 6-9 hours a day online when I'm not at the casino poker room here.)
Reading books can help a lot, but in many cases the info you derive from reading won't mean a lot if you haven't experienced the hands they are talking about. That takes TIME, and a month isn't even close.
Think of it in terms of nascar or other pro sports. Does the rookie fair well in their first month of competition?
MTT's and MTSnG's are a tough guage of skill and ability if you want making a final table to determine how well you play. You are up against anywhere from 45 to 1000's of players and need to come out in the top 10-20% of ALL players. A standard Holdem FR on Stars starts with over 1,300 tables and you have to get into the top 11 tables for a ticket to advance. A FR at FullTilt starts with 2,700 players on 300 tables and you have to make it to 3 tables to get ITM.
I also 'ass-ume' you are playing mostly NL HE. Realize that NLHE online poker draws the largest group of donkeys ever assembled in the Universe and their primary gathering water hole is FREErolls and low-limit buyins. The strays navigate to the limit games.
Personally, I decided I would NEVER deposit online, and haven't. I have a small BR on Stars and Tilt, where I play 95+% of my online. 'IF' you can, or decide you 'want', to deposit online, try the micro ring games on
Stars. You are playing against 9 other players - only. Try the 'limit' micro rings and it won't commit you to making all-in decisions being pushed by donkeys with their 8,3os and A,rag sukout hands. See how you do there and then analyze your play.
You can also post HH's here as suggested, but that only gives you multiple suggestions, based on one hand, in one situation, in one position, against ONE set of players with ONE particular stack size.
The biggest 'key' that can be offered is - have patience. That includes waiting until you have been playing many months and have lots of results to consider. Best of luck to you - we all need lots of that, too, online...