Zoom out and check where the groups of enemies are, and also to see how far your drones are away from you.
Make sure you don’t orbit into other groups of enemies (though to be honest I used to, but run through under AB and out the other side before the hits became an issue).
Keep an eye on your drones health by keeping the drones in space menu open, when a drone gets low on shield recall it and deploy a new one. Navy drones are a cost effective way of getting more tech I bang for your ISK too, better EHP, tracking and damage. All round easier to use and manage in combat.
If you are going down the drone pilot route leaning to manage your drones is a key skill. Personally I have named groups such as Hobs 1, Hobs 2, Salvage, Repair. Deploy hobs 1 first, as each needs recalling deploy one from hobs 2 and flip flop back and forth. If a drone takes too much damage move it to the repair group. It’s still useable in a pinch but you know it needs fixing next time you are back in station. Salvage is pretty obvious
Also wait for the ships in each pocket to aggro your ship before deploying drones to avoid them being shot up so much. Using rempote reps or ECM modules tends to draw aggro back to your ship too.