I want to be there for people and talk to them. For example, I'll be typing out a response, and then I just give up. What if I say the wrong thing? How can I help? The end result is that I don't even try, and that's not right.
Ugh, I know how you feel. <3
I can't tell you how many times I've stared at a blank space trying to come up with something to express my empathy and support while feeling utterly inadequate. And even if I do come up with something, I tend to second guess myself and end up re typing the whole thing a dozen times. XP ;)
But the thing is you never know just how much it might mean to them. It's nice to be able to write out long explanations or flowery encouragement, but more often then not, it's the simpler things that mean the most. Just knowing that someone is here for you, ready to listen, and genuinely cares can make all the difference. I know that's true for me. I can't tell you how many times I've been having a hard day and someone's kind words made all the difference.
I guess what I'm trying to say is don't give up.
Maybe they won't respond to you, but at least they will know that someone IS paying attention to them, and you never know just how much someone might need to know that. <3