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I'm the New Mayor of FOPPTown!

...okay, okay, Clerk. And mainly because nobody else volunteered to do it, sticking melody23 with the job for three months. In her last post about it ( ) she sounded a bit sad that more people aren't participating in FOPP, but I think they are--it's just hard to get people to volunteer for stuff, because then there's that fear that they won't stay on top of things, and "things" means making posts about FOPP, which is actually kind of easy, now that I'm right in the middle of doing it.

For those of you who do not yet know what I'm nattering on about, FOPP stands for Friends of Persona Paper. It's basically just a group of us writers on PP who want to support the site by being active. Simple!

What do you do to join FOPP? Just say you want to join. Simple! (Tell me in the comments below).

What do you do once you're in FOPP? Just post, comment, and try to remember to use the tag on your posts (that's hashtag sign, # , then FOPP). We do that so that we can read the latest posts fro our FOPPy friends. Simple!

Here are the "official guidelines":

1. Visit Persona Paper daily;

2. Spend at least 15 minutes on the site, reading, commenting and posting;

3. Post at least 30 articles per month;

4. Promote worthy content from Persona Paper on social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc

5. Strive to recruit friends to write on Persona Paper (remember, you get coins for this!)

6. Tag each post with

See? Simple! Besides being stuff you are probably already doing (except for the tagging thing), these aren't even rules; they're just more like reminders. Or goals--you can see them as goals. If you lackin some areas, you can make up in others, I think. For example, I am too lazy to write 30 posts a month (well, lately I've been better about it), but I'm pretty good about remembering to link to other articles (mine and other people's), so that helps compensate). I might not make it on every day, but when I do, I spend WAAAAYYYY more than 15 minutes on here, so it averages out. You know, if you are better at some things than others, you can either try to improve your weak areas or just amp up your strong ones--it's all good!

Simple, right?

So, if you want to join our merry band of fellows, just let me know in the comments below, and I will add you. We currently have the following members, most of whom you will probably recognize:

suffolkjason , Ellis , AliCanary , SandraLynn , LeslieAdrienne , SLGarcia , PoddyS , melody23 ,

Kasman , Paigea , BarbRad , Akshar , OldRoadsOnceTraveled , JanetJenson , sconstantino , MegL , Tinamarie , Ruby3881 , Inertia4 , Feisty56 , GemOfAGirl , SandraLPetersen , paperdaisyflower7 ,

Linda-From-US , LoudMan , Lemark , nbaquero , Donna_Thacker , william88 , &TheresaWiza , Maxeen ,

TeamShepherd , Louemham , MakeMoneyOnline , MsTina , Brenda , maramadalina , arthurchappell , Gedwrites ,

LynnWrites , Aolo , AdrienneJenkins , &Texdermott ,

And please welcome our newest members, MsBiz , valmnz , and UK_Writer !

So, that's 47 people, and I'm sure we can add more, now that it's so obvious how simple it is to join and participate. Thanks for reading, thanks to melody23 for the swell introduction, and Keep on FOPPin'!

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melody23 wrote on March 1, 2015, 4:43 PM

I am terrible for forgetting to tag my posts ( Feisty56 does her best to remind me), I do spend way more than fifteen minutes here a day and I do loads of promotion for the site but I doubt I have written thirty articles a month for the last few months. That's the best thing about FOPP in my opinion, there are no hard and fast rules and its so easy to participate and really feel like you are helping this great site grow from the ground up.

Last Edited: March 1, 2015, 4:44 PM

maxeen wrote on March 1, 2015, 4:46 PM

Congrats,new Mayor, Hope you enjoy your term in office . I have a question which is if I FOPP is it added to everything I post or just challenge ones ? I got confused in the first few weeks here and have never really had it clear in my head,good luck to you..

MegL wrote on March 1, 2015, 4:47 PM

Thank you for taking it on Ms Mayor!

MakeMoneyOnline wrote on March 1, 2015, 4:55 PM

I come here every day for more than 15 minutes, I write articles, I comment and read posts, but I usually forget to put FOPP at the end of my articles. I try to write very high-quality stuff, too. There's very little low-quality writing from me (although you can find it every now and again). I will try to remember to add the FOPP tag in the future. I's just that I've been gone for a month (I've been very sick) and I forget :) Congrats on the new title! :)

GayleStorm wrote on March 1, 2015, 5:17 PM

I'd really love to become a member of FOPP. I feel like I do most of those things anyway. It's pretty impressive of you to remember everyone that's a member.

GemstonePink wrote on March 1, 2015, 5:52 PM

Thanks for the tag reminder. The big challenge is 30 articles a month, well, not that bad come to think of it

ViperGirl85 wrote on March 1, 2015, 6:50 PM

That sounds cool. Unfortunately, the amount of time I can spend on here goes up and down, as I have other things going on...but I'll do my best. :)

bestwriter wrote on March 1, 2015, 7:15 PM

Whatever you do, I notice you do a thorough job of it. Hats off to your patience.

GemOfAGirl wrote on March 1, 2015, 7:16 PM

Welcome aboard, Mayor AliCanary!

Feisty56 wrote on March 1, 2015, 8:17 PM

The Friends of Persona Paper "town" continues to grow -- I find that continually inspiring. You'll make a wonderful Mayor in your own inimitable way. I've found that part of the volunteer clerk to be interesting -- to see how each person puts his or her unique stamp on the posts.

Hmmm, come to think of it, other than suffolkjason , we haven't had any men volunteer to be clerk, er mayor, of the month.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on March 1, 2015, 10:53 PM

Writing 30 articles has been my weakness of late (something that I hope improves soon), but I am pretty good about reading and commenting most days. I think our main goal is promoting the site and the writers on it, and we've definitely grown a lot since we began. Welcome to the new members.

allen0187 wrote on March 2, 2015, 12:52 AM

I love to see the FOPP growing. I'm not a member but let me say that you have my support!

Grats on being Mayor AliCanary !!! No doubt that you will do very well!!!


BrenndaMarie wrote on March 2, 2015, 1:50 AM

I just read about this yesterday, myself. I have been here for a little over three months. Good luck with being clerk. I hope you have lots of fun with it. There have been many new member in the last month so thing my pick up with people joining in.

Dawnwriter wrote on March 2, 2015, 2:10 AM

I can't believe I have not requested to be part of as yet. I hope you can add my name to the list. AliCanary Thanks to everyone who has chipped in to make this site such a great one.

Hollyhocks100 wrote on March 2, 2015, 6:28 AM

I do all the things FOPP members do, but I´m not one for joining clubs as it were. Maybe i should become an honorary Fopp´r lol emoticon :grin:

Kungfu123 wrote on March 2, 2015, 7:52 AM

I can't write an article every day because I feel a little busy recently. Meanwhile, my helath condition is not so good recently.

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:20 PM

I have forgotten to tag at least half of mine since joining, but I'm not doing badly, lately. Seriously--this is the easiest club to join!

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:25 PM

All posts that you write may be tagged. It's just a way for members to keep up with all of the FOPP people.

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:28 PM

I'll try to do FOPPTown proud! emoticon :smile:

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:30 PM

Sounds like you are doing fine! I forget, too; no worries!

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:32 PM

Happy to have you, and welcome! Oh, I'm not that impressive. I just copied from melody23 's article emoticon :grin:

AliCanary wrote on March 2, 2015, 4:37 PM

It's less than one-third as challenging as the 100-post thingy emoticon :smile:

SLGarcia wrote on March 4, 2015, 3:59 PM

Hooray! Thank you for volunteering. I did a one month stint awhile ago. I'm hoping my life settles a bit so I can do my bit again. You're doing great so far emoticon :smile:

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 10:51 AM

AliCanary thanks for stepping up and taking the baton from Melody23 she did a wonderful job and continued to do it for a lot longer than anyone else has done it so far. I sort of feel bad we let her down, so thank you and good luck spreading the word about FOPP and Persona Paper!

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 10:52 AM

Maxeen And if you forget to tag your articles at first, you can always go back and edit them to add the tag! Have a great time!

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 12:07 PM

MakeMoneyOnline Hope your health is improving and you are feeling better now. You can edit your posts at anytime and add the FOPP tag, if you would like!

maxeen wrote on March 5, 2015, 12:11 PM

Are you in charge of employees ! Off to do so now,a couple at a time..

nbaquero wrote on March 5, 2015, 12:24 PM

Ha Ha maxeen thanks, I am always a subordinate, just helping my peers emoticon :winking: LOL.

msiduri wrote on March 17, 2015, 5:14 PM

Mystery solved! I wondered what FOPP meant. Now I know. I shall endeavor to behave myself and perform most of the duties suggested. And get used to using that hashtag!

AliCanary wrote on March 18, 2015, 9:27 AM

Excellent! Happy to have you.