Wow Greyhound! That's a revelation ! I would never had guessed it!
Your writing gives me the impression that you are well able to express your feelings and chat away at will.
The internet is good as we can remain anonymous if we wish and not have conversations in 'real time', which is good because often you can think about your responses and also edit or delete them . . . .
However, the flip side, like Jacky mentioned is that you can also be taken the wrong way sometimes and what started out as a joke can turn cruel.
I am similar to you in the way that I probably would feel intimidated speaking or entertaining a large group such as the members on this site, however I wouldn't feel so bad in a smaller group of say 5 members and could probably chat away quite nicely . . . . that's if Don would let me get a word in! <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> (yep, that's a joke between friends!)
Take it easy and know it's nice to have friends who understand where you're coming from and take delight in 'hearing' from you on this site. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />