"Do we really have to send an actual picture of ourselves? I was all for joining until I saw that."
No, that’s actually optional. As you should be able to see, not everyone has a picture. That’s all up to you.
"Have you ever tried going to other RP groups and asking to be affiliates? It might help you get more members."
If I could get someone to co-run this blog, then maybe I could. I honestly don’t have the time right now.