Love the name you picked! Welcome to the Alabama community. If you have questions about starting to submitting your own stories, let me know.
No you can start picking favorite writers, I have over a hundred I like... If you like an author, just click on his name, that takes you to his bio page just like this one.
Look above their picture and you'll see the words, Become a fan, and that links you to them and gives them a fan vote. It's easy and a good way to keep up with their articles. Try it out and see how easy it is.