Following on from the last blog post here are some practical things you can do right now to improve your skills for bouldering:
2) Ask for a demo
Every single person on that bouldering mat at the climbing centre started out like you. Stepping onto the mat is the first step. If you smile, people will more than likely smile back. Bouldering areas can seem to be intimidating places, but once people know you you may be surprised at the positive cameraderie and how much climbers like to see each other getting better.