Over the past few months we've been working super hard to bring you all an even more awesome writing and reading experience on Tablo. We've been ploughing through your feedback, testing and re-testing features and have had many a productive brainstorm session. (Read: alcohol fuelled discussions.)
We've starting rolling out the first of our new features (with plenty more to come). Here's a short overview of what we've added recently.
Over the past six months we've been tweeting writing prompts, to great success. We love reading all of our followers' Twitter stories - they're usually twelve or six word stories - and we're constantly impressed by how witty our authors are. Some of the stories tug our heartstrings, some make us stop and think and others make us laugh out loud.
We've decided to make this a permanent feature of the site, so we added a section specifically for writing prompts to the Bookshelf. You'll find the feature under the search box on the right side column of the page.
We hope you'll be able to find inspiration in these prompts; we want them to not only be fun but to also challenge your writing. We'll be posting a few different prompts a week, so if this first one doesn't tickle your fancy, you shouldn't have to wait too long for one that does.
Keen on this prompt and want to start a story? Head to the Writing Room now.
At the start of every week, I update the Editor's Choice section on your Bookshelf with my latest must-reads on the site. I spend a lot of time on the site, and on our reading app, trawling through books to find my favourites. The stories I pick are from a variety of genres - some of them are already well-known among our community, and others will be super fresh.
You can find the Editor's Choice stories listed under the Writing Prompts section, on the right-hand column of your Bookshelf.
Want more chance of being featured as an Editor's Choice? A well designed cover image and a description that leaves your reader wanting more are both great ways to grab attention.
I regularly post status updates about my latest reads on the site, so, if you aren't already, follow me on Tablo.
iOS Writing App for mobile
You may already have the Tablo Reader app we released awhile ago now - available on iOS and Android - but you told us it wasn't enough. What you really wanted was a streamlined writing and reading experience, all bundled into one great app.
We really love hearing how we can do better, and how we can give our community what they need to make their lives better. So, we've been working hard on creating a new app that combines the best of reading and writing in one awesome package.
Our development team has been toiling over the iOS app for the last few months, and we're pretty excited to (almost!) share it with you. It's scheduled for an official release over the next month or so. We've loved designing and developing it, and we just know you're going to love it, too.