Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of our Weekly Staff Member Interview Series!
This week, we have decided to interview Shole. This member is a staff member of Forum Promotion, and is the Assistant Team Leader of the Package Team!
Now on to the interview!
Hi Shole, the question I like to start off with, just like everyone else, is what can you tell us about yourself?
There are a lot of things what I could tell you about myself , but I will start with what’s the most relevant. I love forums and sites, creating and administrating them is great for me, it is a hobby for me but I still take it serious. So far I had only forums and even managed to build my own hosting company that I sold, but now I took a different path and created a blog. So far its going great but I am not really sure what I am supposed to do except post articles and promote it. Its really a new field and it is interesting but I feel that there is a missing link, unlike forums blogs seem to be far less interactive.
Now to the boring stuff. I am 21 years old soon to be 22, I am playing basketball professionally and studying Literature in Romania. Currently I am residing in Serbia and I play there for a 2nd Division basketball club. Some of my other hobbies include watching anime, reading(includes mangas), cooking and writing.
I also work as a freelancer/ghostwriter on oDesk and that’s where my biggest income is.
How has your time here at FP been? What do you like about the community?
Wonderful, I always liked FP but at times my real live would take me away from it. I meet amazing people here and I love each and every one of them . Who doesn’t right? The time I spend here is really enjoyable and pleasant, it can get a bit boring at times when I have to actually do packages and stuff, but ‘I still enjoy my daily login into this site.
What can you tell us about The Writing Hut?
The Writing Hut is my blog, it has a simple goal which is to create some sort of writing network where people can share their opinions on different topics. So far TWH’s main focus is on Social issues(feminism, feminazism,internet happenings, gamergate,racism, we call it brain damaging thoughts) , anime, mangas , poetry and stories but we might expand it with new categories or cut some of those. Indeed we have a goal but its not so stable, it can change from time to time as so far I am trying to figure the blogs identity out. In the future I am sure it will hold a lot of interesting articles that will be worth reading, for now if you like things from the 5 categories mentioned earlier you should check it out.
Are you working on any other projects at the moment?
My current and only personal project is The Writing Hut, I work daily on improving it and creating a clear goal for it. So far I am a bit stuck but still I am trying to make something out of it. As far as other projects goes I am working on a few Books and eBooks for a few clients online, it takes a lot of time out of the day but I got to earn my bread somehow.
As the Package Team Leader Assistant, what goals do you have for the package team? How do you think it should proceed in the future?
There are many things that are on my mind when you say “Goals for the package team” but the first thing and my biggest priority for now is to build a team together with Lorcan that will provide high quality posts , topics and comments to the members of FP. So far we are working on some things that will help our team members to complete their job and satisfy our customers needs to the fullest.
To be honest I think the Package Team is heading in the right direction, we have great and active members, an amazing team leader and we have the full support of all the other staff members and regular members for which I am grateful . There were indeed times where we found ourselves in a pinch but we got out of it so you can say that we are heading the right way.
What do you mean by equality for package team member? Has it been achieved yet?
This made me laugh. The phrase came from I think the 1st or 2nd time I joined the group chat for the staff members. We were all talking and having fun and we came to the discussion about what team is better and what team has more powers and such. So as the only package member (at the time I wasn’t the assistant leader) I was the lowest ranked amongst all of the people on the chat, therefor it was concluded that the Package Team was the lowest ranked staff position you could have at FP and so came I shouted “Equality for PT member” which became some kind of goal. It doesn’t mean much its just like the feminazis (not to be confused with feminists) shout equality but mean more privileges for the female gender, its the same here I just wanted more power.
As far as if it is achieved yet, no not yet. I am on my path to do glorious things for the PT and I will not stop until we are known around the web as the best of the best.
What advice can you tell newer admins here at Forum Promotion, on what they could do to better their new forums?
There are not many tips I could give those admins, after all they are all experienced and very intelligent , therefor I have seen that they are capable of solving any problem in the best way.
Joshua, M and now TF are longer on FP than I am , they know the in’s and out’s so there is not really much I could help them with.
The only thing that I can say to them is: You can’t please everyone so try to make a decision that will always benefit the forum , not one member only.
What are your thoughts on the Forum Promotion Blog? What kind of articles are you interested in reading? Any suggestions?
I like it , but I feel that it is a bit invisible . Some might say the blog is fitted perfectly into the FP theme. What I would like to see about it is to stand out more. I would love to read about how to run my blog, that would be a great help for me. Other then that I am interested in the interviews as I like to get to know people better.
Thank you for your time, I am honored to be interviewed.
And that wraps up this weeks staff member interview! Thank you for reading this, we hope you will continue reading these every week that they are posted!
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