I don't come here as often as I used to, usually I'll come here for a few days then leave for a while. I admire a lot of people here, but I have never reached out to form friendships, so outside of this website I do not keep in touch with people, even on the forum I don't often use private messages.
For me, this site has not helped my feelings of anxiety around people. When I first joined, I was much more social than I am now, I loved participating on forums, but over time I started to withdraw more, I think a lot of that was due to the general vibe of the web circa 2015 to now, things changed in general and in ways I don't really enjoy. Now I mostly come up here to see a few familiar names, share a bit of what is going on in my life, engage in a little conversation, then take off for a while again.
I read a few posts, if I see something interesting I'll leave a reply. I don't relate to a lot of people's stories, because I'm different from most people here, people here have had a lot of hardships I never experienced, they suffer from other mental disorders, a lot are just really depressed, and I'm just not interested in discussing depression, disorders, or even anxiety for a long length of time, it just doesn't help me to talk about it. Most of my posts will usually be in my interests, what is going on in my life, memories of days long since passed, my opinions on various things. So, this forum serves mostly as a sort of online journal, that is shared with people who have SA, which I find to be at times enjoyable.
Anyway, blah blah blah, lots of text