I started reading. I did not join for several months but read every article I could find and commented on them. I finally joined and had a following, from all the friends I had made while reading and commenting. Now I write some things and I get a thrill every time I see a comment on one of my hubs. I get so excited that it is funny.
I love to put a well written hub out there and try really hard to get them perfect. I answer some questions and have made a comment or two on the forums but for me, it is the hubs that brings me back. I get all excited when I read a story by someone that I haven't seen before and enjoy it. I have to share it with my friends. They probably laugh at me.