Tagged With "drafting"

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Need for a few niche categories (organization), with in the draft page.

Emily Barnett ·
On @Rosemary's request I am taking the features from my thread of long list of features wanted and posting them as individual suggestions so that they can get voted for in popularity and marked as in progress, or completed by the @Narrative team. Some of us will need to stock pile posts, especially niche owners, therefore it would be great on the draft page if we could have a few category separators in order to have some file management systems. For...
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Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Malkazoid ·
In this thread, I'll be checking in regularly over the next couple of months to support and encourage content drafting. More on that in a moment. First a reflection that is probably most relevant for members of the community who have been around for a few months, but perhaps interesting for others nonetheless. Content Drafting is of course an important milestone we are going to hit later this month, but for those of us who have been part of Narrative's journey since before the Alpha, it also...
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Content drafting sneak preview email

Malkazoid ·
Hey! Just popping in to congratulate everyone involved in that email that went out. Great content. Good idea to get folks recruiting moderators outside the community - great way for people to first hear about Narrative. And OF COURSE - super stoked to see the content drafting sneak peek! All the best with your continuing efforts, and have a great week at HQ!
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Sneak Peek: Content Drafting

ericnovak ·
Looking at the content drafting sneak peek, I'd love to see the system pursue more of a true writing system with minimal distractions rather than a WYSIWYG editor hybrid (in the design, not function). Currently, content editing is heading more in the direction of "here is exactly what your content will look like" instead of "fill these fields and we'll style them after you click publish." I'm not sure what the terminology is for that, but hopefully, you're catching my drift haha. Post title...
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Finding your inner content creator

Melanie Mathos ·
The countdown to content drafting is on! And we're counting on you to help plant the seeds for content in Narrative. Plus, how cool will it be to say that you were one of the original content creators in Narrative?!? (And don't forget that content creators earn 60 percent of Narrative Rewards .) If you're still trying to find your inner content creator, head over to the blog for some tips on getting started .
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When choosing niches to post content, search should look at names AND descriptions

Christina Gleason ·
This was a suggestion I made in the forums, so I'm going to copy my forum text: One thing that's really needed is when choosing three niches for our content, we need search to look at niche names and descriptions. I've had to open two separate tabs when drafting content so that I can use the search bar to look for appropriate niches because some niches do not have intuitive names and the relevant information only shows up in the description... while the drop down suggestions as you type only...
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post goes empty

Katherine Sophia ·
when i am drafting up posts on my iphone, i easily lose content when i fiddle with the hyperlinks or adding pictures or highlighting text. is anyone else having this issue? generally the content will be there if i click back fast and than go into manage posts and open it back up to be edited again, but its time consuming and nerve wracking.
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Undo button!

Katherine Sophia ·
Please make an undo button so if I accidentally lose content when drafting a post on site, the auto-save feature doesn't gobble it up forever doing the opposite of what was intended for. It's a pain to have to switch between programs or writing apps, and frustrating to lose my work. An undo button would be a life saver. Thanks.
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Draft an introduction of yourself for the Narrative launch platform

Malkazoid ·
Hello! One of the most significant things we can do in preparation for launch is to each write a post introducing ourselves. Many of us did this here on this forum, but when the actual platform launches, those posts won't be visible there. Seeding the relevant community-oriented niches with Community-oriented content before launch is a key part of kickstarting the life of the Community on Narrative proper - and what better way to start than learning a bit about each other? There are at least...
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Requested draft feature: something to indicate completed.

Emily Barnett ·
Along the same lines as my other suggestion of needing some organization mechanisms, here are two things that can really help make the draft management nice and tidy, and easy to determine what to work on. 1. implement a completed check mark: this very simple feature would just make the user experience, much more appealing, and somewhat satisfiying for when you return back to you posts page. 2. A date box. Even if it isn't an automated post feature, just being able to put in as a note, the...
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Allow publication owners to edit submitted posts without immediately publishing

Christina Gleason ·
I just spent some time editing a contribution from one of my writers, but there isn't an option to save as a draft like we do when posting to our personal journals. I just published a different story by another of my writers, and I was hoping to get the jump on editing this new story to go live tomorrow... but my only options are Delete, Cancel Changes, or Publish. And now, to my frustration, the Edit Post page went blank, and upon reloading, I lost all of the edits I'd already made, so I've...
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Quick Access to Drafts

Willem Van Zyl ·
At the moment you need to go to Manage Accounts, then Posts to get to your drafts. There should be a faster shortcut - maybe a new menu item under the user menu - that goes straight to drafts.
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Will we support Markdown or Templates for drafts??

Drixx Madison ·
I will have a uniform look and feel for my posts that will remain the same while the content is updated. Life would be so much easier if while drafting a post, I could pull up a saved template. An even easier solution would be to support markdown in the text. A lot of us coming from other sites already have this format saved. By simply copying and pasting, I can import my Title text/headings with a centered and specific font size, custom Line Break pics I'm making, and all my urls already...
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Christina Gleason ·
I've started a folder containing Word documents of what I plan to publish on Day One. One source I've found really helpful for things that can easily be edited for Narrative is social media, specifically things I've posted on Facebook. Many of us go on rants or write long posts regarding things relevant to our lives and the lives of loved ones. The drawback is that Facebook's post history is really lacking, and it can take a lot of time to search for old posts worth revamping while waiting...
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Melanie Mathos ·
Thanks @Malkazoid ! Look forward to hearing about everyone's content journeys. Here is an excerpt from the recent newsletter, in case anyone missed it. Some of the posts are a bit more content marketing focused, but have some good tips nonetheless. Here are 10 resources to get your creativity flowing: 1. Hubspot's Blog Idea Generator 2. How And Why You Need To Create A Content Calendar For Your Blog 3. How to Write SEO Friendly Blog Posts 4. Anatomy of the Perfect Blogpost 5. Want to be a...
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Emily Barnett ·
Great topic @Malkazoid ! The thing that I have always admired most about social media is how it has opened the flood gates for people to explore their creative side. This goes for many people who used to say the cliche "No, I am not artistic. I can not even draw a stick man." The fact that social media has given way for people to have a platform to explore, photography, writing, drawing, and film-making either amateur or professionally is remarkable. I look forward to seeing how people...
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Malkazoid ·
Those are GREAT resources @Melanie Mathos - thank you! Folks, if that list is overwhelming, try just reading one link a day and finishing the session by drawing up your own tally of actionable items you plan to adopt in your own content creation and promotion. Melanie just gave us everything we need to succeed (beyond our own individuality).
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Melanie Mathos ·
Absolutely! Glad you think they're helpful. Tried to cover the gamut, but encourage others to share their content creation tips/helpful links as well!
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Gord ·
Is this a Niche yet? This should be a Niche.
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Jayme Soulati ·
Also, as far as sourcing topics for your niche, don't forget the simplest: add key words to a search engine and see what comes up. That's the start of a brainstorm for new content.
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Melanie Mathos ·
Great point! Google Trends offers a cool tool also. https://trends.google.com/trends/explore Then, there is always the ever-so-interesting year in search: https://trends.google.com/trends/yis/2018/GLOBAL/
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Melanie Mathos ·
We all know that the vast majority of online community members are content consumers. Let's change that! We just posted some tips for first-time content creators on our blog . Please weigh in with your thoughts!
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Teddy ·
Thank you! Already tweet it :-) https://twitter.com/NarrativeModer8
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Malkazoid ·
As promised - first episode of content posting chronicles! Saturday January 26th 2019 Title: Curing Xenophobia Subtitle : A mother and her Child Niches posted to: Racism This is destined to be a series that anyone can contribute to. Just use the same title, "Curing Xenophobia", then give yours a unique subtitle. This is a hack to allow making collections of content, in the hope that @Narrative Network Team will craft functionality for this in the not-too-distant future. The series aims to...
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Malkazoid ·
Sunday January 27th 2019 Title: Outsmarted Subtitle : When animals get the better of us Niches posted to: Animals This is the story of how a sea otter played me for a fool.
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Gosia Rokicka ·
Love that one! Can't wait to read it
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Christina Gleason ·
I'll share a few of mine waiting to be published as a teaser... Title : Star Wars as a Historical Documentary...from the Future? Subtitle : Someone posted this theory. I had to refute it. Niches posted to : Sci-Fi, STAR WARS, The Geeks Den Title : A Blues Singer from London Subtitle : A limerick best read with a British accent. :-) Niches posted to : Limericks, Poetry, Wine Title : Autistic Meltdowns from Both Sides Subtitle : I've been both the parent and the child. Niches posted to :...
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

freedom ·
I'm happy we can start to pre-publish content WOOT! I wish we had a bit of a dispersal in the pre-launch stockpile, instead of releasing a gigantic wave of content at the same time as it allows readers a better chance of seeing topics Of course there is a good argument to have it filled with a lot of content for new users to browse on day one, a lighter release with a 24 hour delay between content would be nice to make a time series. That or the ability to schedule posts to be shared to...
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David Dreezer ·
If you save something as a draft you can send it out in stages afterwards. You'll have to manually determine when to send it, but you do have the option of holding something back as a draft.
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Emily Barnett ·
Blogging tips and resources could definitely be posted to the content Entrepreneur which does currently exist as an active niche
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Emily Barnett ·
Please feel free to post this to Equality as well, as it certainly fits their nicely. And buy the way I have been writing all week about racism, just on a different platform...I will definitely be a regular contributor!
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Emily Barnett ·
Hey @freedom I suspect a lot of people published just to race to get their topics show up on the top 10 list for extra visibility (self-admittedly she winks), and have plans to re-do it as a draft closer to launch day, which allows you to self determine a more staggered publishing plan. Just my theory, anyways.
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Jayme Soulati ·
Hi, there: just a suggestion here...blogging tips and resources easily fit into my content marketing niche. I plan to load that niche with a ton about blogging (especially with updates from the ebook I wrote on that years ago!).
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Emily Barnett ·
Hi @Jayme Soulati I just want to give you a heads up. When Content Marketing came up I voted it down because I felt it was redundant to my own niche Content Entrepreneur ( I wasn't alone in my voting nay either, based on redundancy). I decided to not put in an appeal to the tribunal at the time, until I saw the direction that the niche actually goes first, because marketing content could technically have some slight differences to the person who makes content for a living. Because you bought...
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JerrodBelcher ·
I'll be checking it out.
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Heather Aston ·
Just tried it. My only recommendations right now would be to enable center alignment and resizing for text (especially titles -- just selecting H1 for selecting text doesn't seem to work so well), and also allow alignment of pictures so that text can wrap around them. I'll probably think of other things later, but that's just off the top of my head.
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Malkazoid ·
Yes - I missed alignment too!
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Heidi Hecht ·
You're probably right; I've mostly been adding content whenever I can get a free half hour in a row without really caring much which niches will be in the Top 10 when the whole thing goes live. My main thing, though: Will Narrative include plagiarism checkers? I've been pulling some content off my personal blog but I could see some dishonest types ripping content off other sites they don't own just to boost their numbers.
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Malkazoid ·
Sunday February 19th 2019 I haven't drafted anything in the past three weeks due to a heavy work/travel schedule, and because most of my Narrative time has been devoted to the problem of unowned niches (the vast majority of niches) being off limits for posting at launch. Finally I've found the time to write up a welcome article for the Narrative Community niche, where I think it makes sense for community discussions to move to when Beta launches in March. We can earn activity points,...
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Re: When choosing niches to post content, search should look at names AND descriptions

MichelleG ·
Ditto for suggesting new niches. Ditto again for the potential similar niche section in new niche approvals.
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

Malkazoid ·
Thursday February 21st 2019 I posted an intro post (introducing myself). This is a great way to jump start community engagement on the platform - we can all start to get to know each other by commenting on each other's intros. Title: Narrator Introduction Subtitle : Malkazoid Niches posted to: Narrative Community, Introduce Yourself
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Emily Barnett ·
I did one too. but I am thinking i may post mine on day two.
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Malkazoid ·
Day 2? Is that like not wanting to get to a party right at the start?
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Emily Barnett ·
hahaha....Yes my grand entrance from the top of the stair case hahahaha Na...I just want to be able to focus on my niche introductions on day one.
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Re: Content drafting is nigh (and now it is here)

E3 Productions ·
Hello All, I'm still confused as to what kind of content I should be posting and also, I suppose, confused about what Narrative is going to end up being. It sounds like many of your are writing articles/blog posts about various subjects and I love that they run the gamut from Star Wars to Racism to Autism). I'm primarily a visual artist and not a writer. I own the "Digital Art" niche. Should my expectation be that it will fill with user written blogs about Digital Art? @Heidi Hecht mentions...
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Emily Barnett ·
@Ted @Rosemary can you please answer this community members questions.
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Heidi Hecht ·
I didn't mean that links shouldn't be allowed, especially if you want to cite your sources and include a link to your sources' stuff. Just that the person posting content should be able to prove that the content that they actually post to Narrative belongs to them or at least (in the case of pictures of quotes) they can credit a source. I think a lot of the best performing content creators on Narrative will be the ones who have something unique to say about a topic, and they can include an...
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Rosemary ·
Thinking about the types of content that will "become" Narrative, we know that it will take on a life of its own (in terms of content length and composition). And that may vary from Niche to Niche! For example, I could easily see Digital Art having some contributors who post only a gorgeous image, and others who post articles about the latest techniques. There's definitely no prohibition on sharing links and references to other external sources of information; in fact I think that's one of...
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E3 Productions ·
@Rosemary Thank you for that clarification. @Heidi Hecht I see what you mean. You're worried about posters copy/pasting entire articles or chunks of text from other places without attribution or indicating it's a quote.
 
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