I Think the FOPP Challenge Is Losing Steam.
Our founder seems lost to us, as far as I can tell, though he still logs in about once a week. He tweets to himself and retweets on Twitter, but that is the only place I've seen him active lately. Since those actions don't require many keystrokes, I'm still wondering if something is wrong physically that keeps him mostly offline.
In any case, our membership is growing and most new members still haven't heard of the Friends of Persona Paper Challenge. I am getting to the place where I feel somewhat hypocritical for continuing to use the tag FOPP , since I can't keep the challenge commitments anymore to post once a day and be active on the site for at least 15 minutes a day. There's just too much going on in life.
I anticipate not being here much at all between now and tax time. Meeting my blogging commitments will take all the energy I have what with more medical appointments and meetings every week. I'm going to have to concentrate on the activities that bring me the most reward for time spent. So this is the last time I expect to use the FOPP tag until Jason returns and rallies the troops. We are more established now, and I think the challenge may have outlived its usefulness. Maybe it's time for a new challenge in a few weeks when we see where we are then.
What do the rest of you FOPPers think?
peachpurple wrote on March 23, 2015, 3:15 AM
who is fopp? I do post everyday but regularly meet the regular writers only
Kasman wrote on March 23, 2015, 3:24 AM
I think that FOPP has had its day. I have stopped tagging articles with FOPP . Most of us do what we can when we can and that's all there is to it.
Alexandoy wrote on March 23, 2015, 3:27 AM
I am a newbie with my first post and this information is vital to me. As what I had posted - I was traumatized by the non-payment of writing sites.
arthurchappell wrote on March 23, 2015, 3:57 AM
It could be worth tweeting our founder directly to ask if he is continuing
crowntower wrote on March 23, 2015, 6:35 AM
I don't know that challenge... hehehe and I don't know who Jason is.. all I know is MaeLou and elitecodex ... hehehehe and the persona team that pops up main at my email address. Lol! I just spend my time here in persona when I have a challenge staying long until completed my 100 comments challenge. God bless.
jiangliu1949 wrote on March 23, 2015, 7:46 AM
I have no idea who is Jason and what is FOPP.I come here on the every day basis ,but mostly make comments on others' posts and reply to theirs.
carolscash wrote on March 23, 2015, 7:49 AM
I must have missed this post and challenge as I have never heard of it. I do not write here daily but I am usually active here daily. I am sorry to say that I can't always write but life gets in the way. Hope to see you soon.
CalmGemini wrote on March 23, 2015, 9:21 AM
Though I do not post daily,I try to read and comment on posts of others.
Feisty56 wrote on March 23, 2015, 10:29 AM
While I realize that change is a constant, I am not always the first to embrace it when it happens. I miss &suffolkjason; his energy and positivity are so nicely contagious. I don't know that I feel the FOPP challenge requires disbanding as much as renewal and getting the message of the challenge and goals out there to the many who have not yet heard of it.
It's true that I've not done much toward the goals of the challenge myself in the recent past, but I don't think that makes the goals any less laudable.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:33 PM
Very good point. For most of the FOPP members, it has become of way of life.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:37 PM
I am writing a new post to answer your questions. Jason was a regular writer.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:38 PM
I think you are right.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:40 PM
I will be posting more about this today. Jason was an ardent and enthusiastic supporter of PP until October 1. I don't think his absence is caused by anything related to Persona Paper or its policies.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:41 PM
I tweeted him at least a couple of months ago and I emailed him. No answer. I suspect he is unable to answer.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:42 PM
My next post will explain the challenge and its founder.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:43 PM
I am writing a post to introduce Jason and explain the challenge.1
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:44 PM
I suspect life is what got in Jason's way. Jason has been gone since October 1 except to log in. See my next post.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:45 PM
That's what matters most, though you will earn more if you also post.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 12:46 PM
See my next post. I have an idea.1
AliCanary wrote on March 23, 2015, 3:03 PM
Remember, the FOPP guidelines are just that, not rules. I think they are there as a reminder of ways to make the site and the members more successful, but all we can do is our best. I have been really, really good about remembering the FOPP tag every time since I've been Secretary, and maybe just having that gets people interested enough to click and learn. I guess suffolkjason is conducting a long-term experiment to check passive income, but it would be nice to have him participating regularly again.
BarbRad wrote on March 23, 2015, 5:53 PM
See my next post about the new challenge and put some legs on that idea.