After a while of playing I now love the game. I still need to find some red dust so I can make a compass. I haven't died in a long while now, I have 2 "homes", but if I die I can only really be sure to find the initial one. I got lost again and somehow found my 2nd home and have stayed there since.
I have mined so much already and haven't found a trace of any red dust, but I am going to keep digging till I do, I need that compass bad