Re: I need help in general
i'm a teacher in the yorktown central school district with a blog on this stuff which you could find with google, and you should.
I was where you are many years ago, and can sympathize. what i would recommend doing next if i were in your shoes is play a lot of the "omnibook" . If you can, analyze some of the lines you like. pick out each notes relationship to the chord change printed above. Is the note the 3rd, the 9, etc.
Step 2 - with a standard tune you like, write out the 3rd and the 7th of each chord, with the smoothest voice leading (meaning most of your 7ths will resolve to the thirds of the next chord).
Step 3 - solo trying purposefully to hit those notes at the beginning of each chord change. Then you are playing the changes and not just blowing the blues scale.
Step 4- Take a small pattern you liked from the omnibook and work it out in every key, ii-v licks are good because they come up so often.