Hi and welcome to FW! It's really an amazing site. God led me here after many prayers in 2010. It's been a wonderful part of my daily routine ever since then.
The most popular thing here is the weekly challenge. It has helped me become a better writer.Writing on topic has sparked my imagination and forced me to think outside of the box. The deadline is a good motivator to write on a regular basis while the word limit has helped me tighten up my sentences.
There are blogging contest each month too. Some of these activities are open to all members while others only to Gold or Platinum members. If you can afford the few dollars each month, it is so worth it to upgrade from a Silver membership.
The message boards have introduced me to people all over the world. I've become good friends with people I never would have met had it not been for FW.
Don't hesitate to jump into any conversations that interest you. Also if you have any questions, there is usually someone around who can answer them or point you in the right direction. I see you have already met the lovable Pup (JesusPuppy) He's been around for a long time and is just one of the many wonderful people here.
I look forward to reading some of your work. If you post them on FW leave a link here or in the open forum so people can find them easily.