Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Better Way to Journal

One of the challenges we face at LDSJournal.com is accommodating all users worldwide. The growth of this service has been staggering and we continue to see growth opportunities in numerous languages, genders, and age groups. During this first year of service, our goals are to help members get into the journaling habit. I know that I have always struggled to stay consistent with my journal keeping and often times I would open my leather-bound journal only to discover that 2 weeks have gone by in the blink of an eye and I had nothing to show for it. Because of that experience and countless other similar experiences from our members, we created Reminder Notifications. This feature is one of my favorite features because it really helps me stay on track. I even have reminders sent to my cell phone. Luckily, thousands of members have expressed gratitude for this feature and only a handful of members have sent in messages asking how LDSJournal could possibly know that they haven't written in their journal. :) That one really makes me smile.

But that really got me thinking about our members and our service. Are there any features that you would like to see in LDSJournal that currently are not available? We appreciate all feedback and have been truly lucky to have thousands of members write in to share their thoughts and opinions about LDSJournal.com. We truly are striving to make LDSJournal.com the best online journaling service on the Web and we thank you for helping us along the way.

5 comments:

Katran said...

I LOVE LDSJournal! It has definitely helped me to keep a journal more regularly. Before, I could go weeks or even months before remembering to write in my journal. Now I write on LDSJournal every few days (working my way up to every day). The reminder emails are very helpful, and I love the About Me section. I often don't know what to write, so that section is a great way to prod my brain and give me some guidance as to what might interest my posterity. I really can't think of any improvements at this point. What a great site!

Nick Jones said...

Thank you so much for your kind words. We're really trying hard. There are going to be a handful of updates to LDSJournal.com as the years moves on and we hope you'll love them too!

poeticnurse said...

Thank you so much for this service. I have tried other journal services but never felt comfortable with them or the security measures they had. I feel that my thoughts are in good hands. I look forward to whatever other things you provide. Two years ago I made a very bad decision. I started writing a journal then so I would be able to look back and see my progress but my privacy was compromised. Now I have to try and recreate them. Not the same but it will have to do.
Again thank you for this wonderful service.

Sara said...

Hey, Nick. I like the mobile journal feature with MMS, but those of us who have to pay for each text message may not use that a whole lot. I'd like a different way to post to my journal if I'm not at my computer - like emailing it or calling Jott for a speech to text transcription (jott.com).

Nick Jones said...

We're definitely working on other ways to mobile journal beyond MMS. We've checked out Jott and are trying to figure out a clean way to integrate their speech recognition tools into LDSJournal.com. Sounds like you're a pretty savvy user! :) Love that!