Throughout my time on the forums, I have noticed there are quite a few people who get depressed, whether it be because of not feeling popular, not feeling noticed, or feeling inferior to everyone else. So, I as someone who has felt down on the forums before am here to give you a guide on how to feel better about yourself.
First off, look at the positive things about you. Look at every time someone said nice things about you, or every happy birthday, or just general positive posts. This can surprisingly give you a confidence boost. A few weeks ago, staff member @Jeric recently said what was probably the nicest thing anyone on this site has ever said about me. It sure did make my day.
The next tip is to actively try and find friends who you can talk to. There is a thread for finding your best friend so that can help a lot. Having friends to talk to can not only increase your social skills, but if you are ever feeling down, they can make you feel better again.
If you have a Skype, that can be another great place to get to know people on the forums. I didn't know anyone that well when I was first trying to get social around here. After adding some people on the forums on Skype, I quickly made a lot more friends. There is also a thread for exchanging Skype names.
And the final thing is, never feel down on yourself. It will be harder to make friends if you're always acting sad. So when you're trying to make friends, have a friendly positive attitude when doing it so the friend feels more welcome.
That's about all I have to say. I hope this blog helped some of you people.