That sums up my life. I try to contribute when I can, but half the time I join the party too late and I’ll either be repeating what someone else has already said, or the topic had gone on for too long so nobody will even read what I have to add. And then there’s the times when people respond to what I say, and then I feel like saying something back, but I have trouble thinking about what to say, so I leave it for later and then forget all about it. I do the same thing when someone comments on my stories.
Not only that, but I also spend an obscene amount of time typing up responses. I put more thought into it than necessary. Even a simple “thank you!” to a nice comment on one of my stories takes a lot of thought. Should I say thanks or thank you? Do I use an exclamation point or does that sound too enthusiastic? Should I add an emoji? If so, should I use a or ? Should I say something else in addition to the thank you? And it almost always ends in me leaving it for later, and then I forget all about it until months later when I’m reading new comments and see it again. But by then it feels like it’s too late to respond. It’s a vicious cycle.