You don’t have to speak up here if you don’t want to
I know that speaking in a ‘group’ setting online doesn’t come naturally to everyone. That’s okay. It’s also smart to lurk for a period of time before diving in with your own comments on a group that is new to you. I’m often uncomfortable on forums. I usually do more lurking than posting unless I just feel like adding something to the discussion.
Silence here is okay. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t focused on your studies here or that you don’t have important ideas or that you aren’t committed to your studies. That is not a failure on your part. I would love for each and every one of you to participate whenever you have something to say, but it won’t be held against you in any way if you don’t. You aren’t judged or ‘graded’ on your participation on this forum.
So if anyone has a topic to discuss, feel free to speak up. If nobody has a topic to add, I’ll keep on adding from my own pool of topics and ideas.