Lessons I learned from People Who know More Than I Do
The first thing to do is to download the unofficial patches. Your game will run smoother if it is running now. Then start with mods that are not SKSE. Do not try to Walk before you crawl if you are new to this.
Set your level on Novice for a while your skills will not improve as much but you will be able to stay alive.
As you grow in experience up your level to adept first that is the default level. Add more mods 1 at a time if the game will not start you have a mod conflict so one of the mods has to go.
I am no expert but I have over 1300 hours. I have been taught how to play by people a lot smarter than I am and I can use SKSE since I have it installed but choose not to.
Not counting the patches I have 54 mods and all work together as a charm. Remember someone who made a mod can change it at any time so let the game go through the checking of mods looking as it checks to see if a mod has been changed.
I have friends that have 130 mods or more that work like a charm but for me what I have is enough. This one game can last you until Elder Scrolls 6 with all the twists and turns.
Adult Mods are just anamition over and over I added one but it is gone now and I do not miss it.
Some great mods are cheat mods in the begining it will help you remember you can delete them later as I did. Except for one I keep because I am fond of it.
Good luck to all of you I was in your place at one time. The only new mod I have added is Helgen Reborn but you have to get out of Helgen the first time before using it.
I have not used it but downloaded it from Nexus it is too big for the Steam Workshop and promises 6-8 hours more game time.