My advice to you is keep to your playing style if you're not comfortable with another. From what I read, you are a tight player and want to play only strong starting hands which is not a bad strategy.
Only problem is when you have nothing so all I can say to you is be patient and play for position. If you play for position, you can play much looser hands such as 10-k off suit to hands like 9-7 off suit but below that I strongly suggest you fold unless you're the big blind and everyone checked to you.
If it's a ring game you've got nothing to worry about so take your time but if it's in a tournament with increasing blinds, all you can do is be patient and hope for the best. I've played several online freerolls
where I had nothing more than Ace-rag and still managed to reach payouts simply because I was patient.
Hope this helps.