Achievers Award for accomplishments from indieadda to Jonathan Ojanpera @ aculturebent.wordpress.com

ACHIEVERS AWARD

Well, this month onwards, I am going to try to share some of my friends, whose achievements have made me gush, and wonder if I had the capacity of doing what they can do so easily.

First is always special, so this month there are two achievers- one is my friend Jonathan Ojanpera, the less I talk about his talents the better, because he and his wife Lisa are absolutely spoilt by God when it comes to talents. Now, to make us even more envious of himself he has added another feather to his cap- he is running a website as an editor in charge, it’s a great achievement that much can be said. To me it is awesome.

Actually he is the inspiration behind Agnishatdal the Ezine, he gave me the idea to create something that will last for a long, long time.

Check it out here: voxpopulinews.net

he is about to launch his own website too,
aculturebent.wordpress.com

Here is a little interview with Jonathan, a few words about his dream venture which let’s pray shines like sun in cyber sky.

Sharmishtha Basu: Tell us about Vox Populi News! I believe you share my feelings that it is a GREAT achievement!
Jonathan Ojanpera: Thank you, Sharmishtha. Vox is an online news magazine that was founded in September of 2015 by Farrah Prudence and Michael Higgins. Our foundation is built upon a no spin, no political correctness platform. There is enough ‘media’ out there that is polite for the sake of appeasing everyone. We currently have six writers, all of whom come from a drastically different walk of life. I came on board as chief editor in October and began writing editorial pieces in November. Our goal is to show our diversity of thought while maintaining friendships with each other despite our vast differences. In essence, we are neither right nor left, and both at the same time.

Sharmishtha Basu: Who are your target readers if any?
Jonathan Ojanpera: I think that anyone who is even a little bit interested in politics or current events would enjoy Vox. The average reader can expect to find something they either agree with or completely disagree with.

Sharmishtha Basu: What is your target? Please don’t tell me you have none!
Jonathan Ojanpera: Our target is to educate our readers on issues that will affect them at some point. Whether it is a law or a radical religious group, these things are bound to find their way into our everyday lives. I am of the belief that simply pointing something out helps readers identify where they stand on the issues.

Sharmishtha Basu: Where do you want to see Vox 5 years from now? Say on Valentine’s Day 2020- it rhymes!!!
Jonathan Ojanpera: I will likely be walking around with hearts in my eyes on Valentine’s Day… I would like to see Vox keep its steady growth in the next five years. I would like to see more writers, more videos and more reader submitted articles. In short, I see more. 

Sharmishtha Basu: Who is the team and what do they want to tell the world? Something that will change them, motivate them or make them respect the team for their authenticity and expertise?
Jonathan Ojanpera: Farrah and I manage the day-to-day stuff and Aynaz Cyrus is our producer for podcasts and videos. Farrah’s story can be found here. It is heart-wrenching and her work reflects her experiences with radical Islam. She is a fluent speaker of Arabic and has worked with the US military in Iraq as a translator. She and Aynaz do a video series about the problems within the religion, particularly where women’s rights are concerned. Watching them would do them the justice I cannot give in words.

Sharmishtha Basu: Can we hope to see Vox celebrating silver jubilee? Will most probably die before gold!
Jonathan Ojanpera: I might be in a home by the time that rolls around… Right now we are focused on grooming our writers and establishing our place in the world of journalism. So far, our growth has been exceptional and I am sure Vox will stand the test of time.

Sharmishtha Basu: Any column for readers to share their works?
Jonathan Ojanpera: Yes! We have a tab on the site called “Voxers”. That is where you will find our readers’ offerings. To be considered, send your essay or article to submissions@voxpopulinews.net.

Sharmishtha Basu: Is it tough to run such a huge task? It is huge whether you admit it or not!
Jonathan Ojanpera: So far, our division of labor has worked very well. We allow each other to do the work that is most natural for each of us, or where our particular talent lies. It runs quite seamlessly. I try not to focus on the size of our audience; that can be intimidating.

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Achievers Award for accomplishments from indieadda to N.S. Romanus @ successinspirer.wordpress.com

ACHIEVERS AWARD

Well, this month onwards, I am going to try to share some of my friends, whose achievements have made me gush, and wonder if I had the capacity of doing what they can do so easily.

First is always special, so this month there are two achievers- one is my friend Jonathan Ojanpera, the less I talk about his talents the better, because he and his wife Lisa are absolutely spoilt by God when it comes to talents. Now, to make us even more envious of himself he has added another feather to his cap- he is running a website as an editor in charge, it’s a great achievement that much can be said. To me it is awesome.

Check it out here: voxpopulinews.net

The second one is my friend Ngobesing S. Romanus, the thing which I found amazing about his blog successinspirer.wordpress.com is the positive vibe it gives the younger generation, the way he tries to inspire, coach the younger generation to build a mindset that will help them into living a happy, successful life.

Check him out here:
Successinspirer.wordpress.com

and here is a little chit-chat with my friend:

Sharmishtha Basu: The thing that instantly captures one’s heart is your desire, intention to inspire, guide young people. Why this tough path? Why not just play around like we do?

Ngobesing S. Romanus: Thank you for this interview. I am passionate about inspiring others especially young people to bring out the best in them. I have done this all my life and it gives me joy. I enjoy seeing people do great things. I enjoy seeing people go from where they are to where they want to be. I believe that everyone has potential for greatness. All that is needed is the right education, the right attitude and enough encouragement. I believe that our world was meant to be an excellent place for everybody. If we are all helped and encouraged to bring out the best in us and we in turn give the best of ourselves to the world, we will have an excellent world for every body to enjoy.

Sharmishtha Basu: I really loved your determination of building a mutually nurturing group. Tell us about it!!!!

How are you going to build it?

How to join?

Ngobesing S. Romanus: I am very passionate about building a tribe of people who share my vision of an excellent world; of helping people to be the best that they can be. I believe that out in the world there are billions of very good people who are dying to see good, love, happiness prevail in the world. These are the kinds of people I am praying to have in my group so that together we promote love, understanding, justice, in short those values that will go to make the world an excellent place. My vision is not for my lifetime. My vision is of a world that will take thousands of years to build; but we must play our part and play it well for the ball to keep rolling in the right direction.

To build this tribe, I am bringing people together in various ways. I have put up and will put more challenges that will help the members of the tribe to realize first their blogging goals and through it other goals. All my challenges are created for the good of those who participate in them. Already I have received reports from people thanking me for their stats have jumped. I am happy. I know I am starting slowly but I foresee a boom sooner or later when people know what I am doing. It seems my star that people love me and love my work.

To join any of my challenges come to my site at http://yoursuccessinspirer.wordpress.com, and sign in in the comment box. I am still studying better and more professional ways of doing it. WordPress has awesome staff who are helping me and friends on the web like you are doing same. I am determined to overcome all the obstacles on my path to create something for the world.

Thank you for the opportunity of this interview which enhances what I am doing. I wish to appeal to anyone who has the means and good will to help me in what I am doing not to hesitate. One finger cannot remove meat from a pot. I need all the help I can get to do what I dream to do.

Sharmishtha Basu: What are the duties?
Ngobesing S. Romanus: Each participant in a challenge has some things to do.Each challenge has its rules. It is respecting the rules that makes it succeed.

Sharmishtha Basu: How will you maintain the discipline? What if people don’t do their part? That’s a common practice in blogs- people don’t return comments, visits..

Ngobesing S. Romanus:: If anyone joins a challenge but does not do what is expected, the one is the loser. Every challenge here is a win-win. The more active you are, the more you gain. Secondly, birds of a feather flock together. Most of the people who will be attracted by what I do here are people with honest hearts; good hearts who like their good and the good of others; they are people with a team spirit. They will see the benefits of what is offered here and appreciate and do what is necessary for every body to grow.

Sharmishtha Basu: Hope there is no deadline for joining? Please say no!!!

Ngobesing S. Romanus: There are some challenges that have deadlines but are reopened at at the end; others do not. You can join at any time. Example: Friendship Challenge. You can join at any time. Happy Birthday Challenge can be joined at any time. The Solidarity Support Challenge is closed for now but will soon be reopened for the next round. Registration is going on for the Blog Review Challenge. You can see the best is still to come. Again thank you for this interview. This is my first interview on the web and I appreciate you for it.