Firstly, I just like to mess around and play whatever I can manage to play. It is totally soothing for me to just sit and play, no strings attached (:D). I've realized that I am much better at playing when I don't have to worry about following a specific pattern - I like to do my own thang.
As I said before though, in order to play a song, I need to get some technique down. Thanks to the handy dandy app GuitarBots, I am slowly on my way to learning some proper technique. This app starts off with the basics - strings and frets. It has the player practice switching back and forth between open strings, and then move on to playing both open strings as well as playing "fretted" strings (meaning you put your finger on a string in a specific fret to make a new sound...in the simplest of terms). This is a fun app that I found extremely motivating - the only problem is that it's one of those apps that you have to pay for more play once you run out of a given number of plays. So for now, I'm out of plays...lame!