I have put no prior thought into this and I’m just spit-balling here, because I’ve not been terribly inspired to write recently. Something I can always do, though? Feedback for new features for apps/websites to add :)
It would be great to have the option to add one’s collections to some sort of list or repository so people could follow them, or subscribe to posts or something. I’ve been putting my posts into collections, and someone can click onto them from the bottom of one of my posts, but it would be cool to be able to browse users’ collections somehow.
Make Up for Missed Day
Maybe this defeats the purpose but it might be nice if there was a way to write more words or write multiple posts and then make up for a day that you missed. Let’s say you had a streak of 30-something posts and then you just have a busy day and forget to write. Boom! Back down to a streak of 0. It sucks. What if you could double up or write more, or something.
Possibly related to the previous point, what if there was some way to earn karma points or kudos or something and that “currency” allowed users to get a post removed from the missed days. Like Starbucks stars. Every purchase gets you stars and then when you get 125 stars you get a reward. Maybe every 10 posts gets you a point and you need 3 points to fill-in-the-blank-with-something-awesome. Or if you leave comments that the post author deems awesome they can give you a kudos. Every user gets 5 kudos a month to hand out, so it would be done sparingly.
Hide Total Number of Missed Days
It sucks bad enough that my streak has started over a couple of times. Now I also have that little tear drop with a number beside it. At the time of writing this, I think it’s 5. Would be nice to be able to hide that. Or maybe hide all the stats if you wanted. Yeah, it provides accountability if it’s public but seeing a low number might discourage people from reading posts because they think the person is a newbie or not committed. What if the stats were only visible to people who follow you? Or the opposite. Once people follow you, stats don’t show. They already decided to follow you so what do they care if you’ve broken a streak?
Similar to the collections, it would be nice to have an easy way to follow hashtags that I’m interested in.
This wouldn’t even have to be something that’s visible on the feed page, because that can start to get a little busy. It would be nice to be able to add a featured image that can be seen IN the post. Maybe? Or have an archive page for collections and those could have a featured image.
Ok, that’s enough for now. I actually want to read my book, but was determined not to miss another day. So here are my words :)
More than double the target number. Can I get some stars?