Journal with a close group of friends or family. Share the contours of inner-life and grow with one another. Marvel at how bonkers everyone in your life is!
Log bits and pieces of your inner and outer life and share them with your team. Sharing written snapshots of your life helps you understand each other. Understanding each other helps you not flip out all the time!
Gather some writing pals and work out a script. Bounce ideas off each other asynchronously. Waste most of your time making each other laugh, but find that high quality gold in the process. The ol’ goof off to get it right.
Form a Society of Strictly Werewolf Science-fiction writing group. Share ideas and riff on direction. Build a written world together. Try to convince Geraldina to add more werewolves to her story.
Log progress on goals and have your coach leave you notes and suggestions. Share asynchronously so both of you get the most out of your real-time sessions. Minimize the hurky-jerky catch up.
Ponder works dandy solo, too. Keep a daily captain's log. Note what the neighbors are getting up to, capture observations about the local flora and fauna, write out that weird as hell dream from last night.
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Chat is great for personal conversation. So, why not build interface that let’s you chat with yourself, getting at all the good stuff other less personal forms of writing have trouble getting at.
No piling on, no cross-threading, no grandstanding comment monsters. We’ve designed Ponder’s commenting system to feel more like a conversation than feral group chat.
A quiet, low distraction workspace to write out your thoughts. No flashy doodads drawing your attention away from what matters every five seconds, geez.
A quiet feed of your group’s posts. Ponder wrangles all the good stuff into one spot, making easy to read and respond.
Collect thoughts within a theme into collections. Build up a library of thoughts for later reference.
We want Ponder to be a nice refuge from the screeching hellmouth that is current social networks. So we designed it chill.
Possible upcoming features: Publishing, Private posts, Backlinking, Clipboard, Article style posts, Post chaining, Content pattern discovery tools, Mobile App
We believe that small groups of people working creatively together is something the world could use more of. Sharing deeper thinking, enjoying each other’s company, collaborating creatively, working problems together helps us bond in a way that produces the best kinda relationships.
Healthy, creative relationships are more essential than ever. So, we’re building Ponder to give our members (and ourselves) a place to play with words together. We hope you see as much value in this fun weird project as we do.
So, you’ve made it this far, which I’m guessing means you’re intrigued by this thing. If you could do us a favor and send a link to this site to a friend who might think so too, we’d be very seriously grateful. We’re trying to see how many of us there are out there. Thanks!
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