When I first started on Fanpop I didn't exactly know what Fanpop really was, I just was on Fanpop so I could see videos of my favourite tv shows.
But then I noticed that you could do other things like answering picks and I started to do that.
Some picks made me laugh really hard, other made me think about things that I've never really thought about.
I did that for a while and it was (and still is) really fun to do and then I began to notice that when I couldn't sleep, or just was bored, I was making picks in my head.
And then I had this brilliant idea (yes, I know, I'm a genius:D) that I could make picks too!
I thought about it for ages, because I really wanted to make a good pick and after a while I came up with one and I made a pick.
After I made a pick, I was very nervous, 'would people like it?' I thought and 'What if they find it lame or something?'
But the most people found it a good pick, and they said it was great and that I should make more. (of course, there are always people who say 'what a pointless pick', but I got over that)
Someone gave me my first prop and I felt so proud!
And I made more picks, and uploaded pictures and more.
The thing that I'm just trying to say is that when you like a pick, or a video or something, that it is alright to say it, especially when that person is new on Fanpop, because you really encourage him.
You don't have to give someone props all the time but just a sentence like 'great pick' or something realle helps a lot. Hopefully, that person thinks that he/she should make more picks and that he/she should be more active on Fanpop.
Bottom line: enjoy Fanpop and try to let other(new) people see that they can enjoy Fanpop as much as you do!
P.S English is not my first language so I make a lot of mistakes, I try to make as least as possible but if there are (a lot) mistakes in this article: sorry.