I was amused by the first line of the welcome letter, because it's true, I WAS timid and anxious about registering for the forum, like some terrible thing would happen. But now I've gone and done it anyway.
I'm scared to meet new people and scared that I won't fit in. It's been a long time since I wrote in any forums. I've forgotten how hard it is to keep telling the truth in spite of people who disagree with you or harshly criticize you. I've forgotten how it feels to write in front of real people who are actually reading and answering. (Maybe they're just as scared of me as I am of them.)