That's a good start. SM57's reputation is doing a bangup job for drums, but it doesn't self-destruct if you speak into it.I have a couple of SM57's
Do you have the rest of it? The clip and the boom and stand?
Noise is a super big problem with home recording. If you have noise coming up from the floor through pump, air conditioning or traffic, you can get a shock mount.
That's one holding up an AKG microphone.
Those diagonal pieces are rubber bands. If you tap the microphone it will vibrate at you.
Here's another one. This one is a third party shock mount. You measure the microphone and shop until you find a mount that fits.
These also solve the problem of making desk noises during the performance.
Reading a book is a career move. You have to read the whole thing and have matching chapters. That's one reason acceptance at ACX is such a pain. Not only do you have to pass ACX technical conformance, but you also have to pass Human Quality Control after that.
There are ways of mounting the microphone without the stand and boom, but they're harder to use.
I use and like my On Stage Stands folding microphone stand and boom. That's it folded up. No 40 pound lead weight on the bottom.
That's a 9701B Heavy Duty stand.