Post by Blossom/Jackie W. on May 11, 2008 14:57:15 GMT -5
Are You New to Forums?
It’s O.K.; we all were at one time so please don’t feel intimidated. Pretty soon you’ll be an old hand or a regular.
Currently you do not need to be a registered member here to post on any topic. It would be nice if you did but; that’s up to you. Once you register we’ll be alerted and someone will post a “Welcome” with your name soon thereafter ….
Uhhhhh but you say….”These people are all buddies and have known each other forever. I'd feel like an outsider butting in.” Not true..
Chances are they’ve met here or elsewhere on the internet. It might have been yesterday or maybe it was last year. You see because we all share a common bond; (COPD); that in itself gives us an automatic intro. From your first post on you’ll be made to feel at home, treated like a family member (because you are); as if you’ve been here forever…..
Sometimes people simply come here to read and learn, some check in daily and others post or share something only occasionally. It doesn’t matter. What DOES matter is that you ARE here. You’re NOT ALONE out there. You have a larger group of friends and extended family than you think. We support each other because living with this disease can drag a person down. If you let us we’ll help “shore you up” when you need it, and in turn you can do the same for us when we need it.
Not sure how to get started? If you’re reading a thread (a message with different people contributing to) and you want to add something, just look at the top right; in the red bar you’ll see “Reply” click on it and you’re off and running OR go to the bottom where it says “Quick Rely” and start typing. When you’re finished just hit “Post” There’s a whole lot of other things you can do as well but you’ll learn as you go along. Don’t even be afraid to do a “test” post. Like I said…..we’ve all been there. Even if you have a question “how do I?” …..just post away.
So;jump right in and get your feet wet; after all, you can’t test the water from the shoreline!