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What do you think of the new posting UI?

Since many of you post on WordPress.com every day, you likely noticed we changed what happens when you hit the…

Since many of you post on WordPress.com every day, you likely noticed we changed what happens when you hit the publish button.

It now looks something like this:

You can read more about the specific changes we made, and why, in the announcement post.

However, I’m posting here on DailyPost as this feature was, in part, designed with you in mind. We wanted to give frequent posters a better sense of their possible goals, and give feedback on how you’re doing. We also want people who post less often than you do, to be motivated and inspired to be more like you.

Currently the progress bar simply resets every 5 posts. But we’d like to make this more interesting and are already exploring design ideas. We’d like to give you more data about how you have blogged in the past, and help you use that to be more successful in the future.

If you have suggestions for how this feature can better track your progress, or motivate you to come back and post again soon, leave a comment.

53 Comments

  1. I like it. Not sure how to make it inspire me to come back more often unless you can add sound – and we can select from categories of sounds (so you can surprise us!). Like crowds cheering, applause, someone saying “well Done” “Keep Coming Back” “See you tomorrow, eh.” That last one must be done with cndn accent – listen hear to know why. Hope it’s okay to embed the player here…but I totally agree with Alex Ljung, sound should be more present on the web. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/31108777"]
    But hey we could work out some kind of interactive encouragement/applause system – using sound – like the video one I sometimes get when I publish a post. We can use all sorts of sounds: sea surf, wind in trees, birds, animals (cats, dogs – some people like dogs barking :-/), cars honking (like after a wedding)….etc etc. It would also be cool if that little side panel had some color – or could carry an image.
    My ideas for today. :-) I LIKE THE NEW UI. I LIKE KNOWING THAT YOU’VE SHARED IT ETC ETC. But as there are some who don’t like it, I guess it needs an opt out – but you probably already have that – ‘eh. :-P

  2. I think the new gadget telling me how many posts etc and setting a new target less than 5 posts away is utterly ridiculous. Do you think bloggers are all aged about 10 with the intellect of a dead sheep? Please, spare us barmy targets, inane prompts and let us get on with the business of being amusing or poetic or prosaic or whatever turns us on.

  3. I like the new version Scott – it’s nice to get feedback. However, most of the time I don’t see it, because I usually schedule my posts ahead and they appear miraculously in the middle of the night.

  4. I love the new posting goals (or may be they are not new, but I just haven’t see them so far). I am a gamer and slowly filling colourfull bars make me happy. :)

  5. I love it when I post immediately, which is seldom. The part a like most is the quote. I could use the quote daily! But I usually work at night a schedule to post later. Thanks for all you do, all you try to do, to help us, please us, and motivate us. <3

  6. I could do without it. At least I understand I can disable it and go back to classic view. With the constant and huge changes on FB, I am not overly thrilled to have to deal with a lot of frequent changes on WP which I use as my blog.

  7. Mixed opinion here.
    I like the quotes you get and that you can see what the Post looks like without having to go back and forth.
    But I also miss the Post suggestions. I admit, I never actually clicked on one, which obviously made you think nobody used them… But I really liked them as an inspiration, just like the The Daily Posts.
    And… random numbers are not goals. I don’t post for the sake of reaching a number. That would be sad.

  8. I really like it!. The post goals i find very encouraging and motivating and discovered that you can add more tags which was very helpful. But I agree with some others regarding adding the post suggestions because I personally used them.

  9. I like it, as it gives goals it sort of motivates me to write more. I had a blog many years ago and would post thousands of times a year, but after some problem I stopped and deleted 10 years of work, but now want to get back into the swing of it, and this little thing helps.

  10. I like it but I’d like to be able to tell it what my next posting goal is. I’d also like it to track if I’m posting each day of the week, including scheduled posts, and tell me where I need to fill in the gaps. Eg it’s Wednesday, I posted Monday and Tuesday, and I’ve just scheduled posts for Thursday and Friday. I’d like the system to tell me that, and also that I have not yet posted for Wednesday, nor scheduled posts for Saturday and Sunday.

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