Also, you might be wondering why I'm not just posting in a campaign's recruitment thread. Those threads intimidate me as there are lots of applicants and I feel as if I won't get chosen due to the amount of people applying.
It can be intimidating, particularly if you end up in the mood for a particular class or race only to find over half the applicants seem to be in the same mood. I mean, it's one thing to go "I'm in the mood to make a fighter" when others are all pushing for arcane types, but if you run into a thread that already has 12 other fighters, 8 Barbarians, 2 cavaliers and a ranger in a pear tree? It can make you wonder if you have a chance.
Still, if you can accept that you're likely to get overlooked more often than accepted but keep trying, odds are eventually you'll get in.
Also, there is a stickied thread in the recruitment section you might want to look at called OPEN AP APPLICATIONS FOR PCS TO JOIN AND GMS TO RECRUIT! If you haven't seen it already. Lots of competition, but at least the GM is looking for you