Many months ago I decided to start working on a second phase for our Journella.com program. The first phase we worked on the "private/personal" journal features (My Journella). The second phase was to add a "public" sharing side to Journella.com (The Journella.com Story Board.)
There is always a lot to do and it is always a tough decision where to focus our time. For the past month, a lot of our time has been focused on our latest addition, a "FOLLOW" feature and a "RECENT ACTIVITY" feature.
FOLLOW is a Story Board feature that allows me to view only the stories from authors I've chosen. It is easy to follow an author - just click on their name, highlighted in blue - under their story.
Once I have chosen authors to follow, I can exclusively view their stories by clicking on "Stories I Follow" (see image below - note the "Stories I Follow" is highlighted in blue and only the Mosaic Moments Design Team Members Stories are in the view.)
But what if I want to view a single author?
To view a single author's stories all I have to do is click on that author's profile image under the story. (See image below - notice all stories shown are by Beth Glass.)
Recent Activity Feature - this feature is located in my "personal/Private" view (MY JOURNELLA tab.) It lets me know if something new has been added to the Story Boards by one of the authors I follow. It also tells me recent things I've done (like collected items from facebook) and if one of the authors I follow cheers a story it lets me know so I can go and read the stories they "like."
NOTE: See Recent Activity below your current profile image in the right column (see image below - note the MY JOURNELLA tab is highlighted.)
I recognize there are issues that come up for users who are "brave enough" to try programs in their early (Beta) phase. We love to hear your thoughts, frustrations (we can't fix something if we don't know it isn't working), as well as things you are enjoying.
We are working ever day to make improvements and fix bug/issues as soon as we find them.
Thank you for participation and for your patience,