I wanted to give a quick update of some of the larger projects we are working on at the moment. Most of these projects focus on helping communications between members. We are also trying to establish ways to better communicate with members as a platform.
- New homepage & logo. We are updating our homepage and logo to better explain the functionality of the site. New logo represents a photo and the letter P of PhotoBlog.
- PhotoBlog Forum. The forum software is almost ready, we are currently testing different settings. I need some help from members with running the forum (moderators). If you are interested in helping out, please send me a private message.
- EXIF for images. Currently, we are doing designs for data display. ETA is 2-3 weeks.
- Point System: This is slowly progressing in the backend. We’ve had mixed reactions to this feature. However, I also had a lot of encouragement privately from members. We will launch a beta release in the coming months to see if it helps to increase engagement. The purpose of this system is to encourage members to build connections. If you would like to know more and give suggestions for the point system, please click here.
This post is also an opportunity to post a personal photo to this week's theme, "Patterns and Repetitions". This photo reminds me of the long journey ahead.
Just like this pier, PhotoBlog platform should have a solid foundation for it to succeed. That means scalable software and community standards to make it a useful platform.