Do you find it easier to "be yourself" when communicating online with people you've never met? I find it a lot easier to write to people then speaking on the phone. I just find that I can express my feelings a lot better on line then actually talking to someone. I guess I clam up when I am put on the spot when the phone rings and I so hate calling people I have never spoken with before, however, I can always go to the computer and write my question which always helps.
And without being specific, do you belong to or visit many online communities, or just DSP? I belong to many yahoogroups. Some which are triplet related and some which are scrapbook related. The best group that I belong to which has really helped me is a triplet list of moms who have children the same age group as mine. It's nice to come to the computer when I have a difficult situation to handle as they are all going through the same situations such as tantrums, potty training and speech problems. I have also met some triplet moms in my area that I found on the internet first. We usually try to meet once a month for dinner which I so need a night out. Besides the internet, I have joined some local mom's groups which is now helping me get out of the house with the triplets. I am trying to be more social as the kids really need some playing with other children to enhance their speech delays.