I have only one vision for 200WaD: the opportunity for everyone to get into a writing habit and improve.
In my opinion, the best way to develop a habit is to create an open community, individuals from all backgrounds sharing the same goal to push each other upward.
Writing circles are not a new concept, but we are the only group of people who put openness and community at the center of our writing experience. No fee to pay, accessible from anywhere, for everyone. Community is truly the core of 200WaD, which is why the current roadmap is designed to prioritize collaborative features.
I want 200WaD to become a place where people can truly write together. Not just a space to receive likes and comments, but also to create together. Think Github for writing.
The question now is, how do we get there? From what I understand by listening to the members here, I need to focus on the social aspect of the website first. Today or tomorrow I’m releasing the official chat of 200WaD - a basic instant communication tool so that everyone can talk in a more casual way in one channel. Then I will add advanced event support to notify the community of what’s happening: new milestones, new members, new releases… The goal is to increase the number of interactions between new and confirmed members while keeping the writers motivated to reach and stay in #TeamStreak. Finally, it will be high-time to release the Writing Circles feature to help writers collaborate based on their common interests.
This will be 200WaD 2.0, which will be officially launched before the end of summer.
200WaD 3.0 will focus on collaborative writing - features to create together, including a complete versioning engine where members can suggest improvements to posts in a more streamlined fashion, and an innovative system of writing prompts (individual crowdsourced writing prompts + “writing programs”, more on that later).
Of course, I’ll keep on fixing bugs during all this time (haha). I have about a year of runway left, and this is basically where I’m heading over the next 6 months.
Are you excited? Do you want to request new changes? Don’t hesitate to do so in the Comments section or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org)!