Hi, Im not new to recording songs, but im new to the different facets of recording. I have a crappy home mic, an amp, a computer and a guitar and just recorded with the mic in front of the amp.

which is what I assume alot of people on here do. I recently just broswed through some of the threads and saw that you could drench the mic, but putting pillow and such around the mic to keep the sound concentrated.

So my question is, are there any other tips or suggestions like this?

Ps, im going to keep searching and if i come across a thread like mine ill delete this one for waisting you time.

I recommend you don't use a mic and amp to record with, just record straight into computer running the software/ Digital track recorder.
I suggest you get a BOSS micro BR the sound you get out of them is amazing.
Plus good guitar effects and its easy to mix the songs on it.
I suggest you keep recording with a microphone. I've always thought that direct guitar sounds were a joke 99.999999% of the time.

I wouldn't say the sound is more "concentrated" when using pillows and blankets and such around the amp. You are just going to get less of the room in mic.

There are really zillions of tricks like this. I wouldn't know where to start.