On the technology side, the page explaining what Blockstack is reads poorly. You use the same subheads a few times to ask that question, but don't really answer it. It feels like an afterthought, which is unfortunate as it was my first stop on the site.
It seems like the "how" of this tool is a big deal to you. Why is the data being stored the way it is? How can you better tell that story? Can you use the same level of awesome you use on the features page?
And finally, if you can't add a working demo to the site due to the blockstack platform, you can still record video demos that highlight different features. Keep that sweet animation style in your video work and you've got some really enjoyable content.
I hope your project takes off. Cheers.
I am very proud to get spotted using nuxt. I am very grateful to the Chopin brothers (and the whole team of Vue) to make this possible. I can't wait to have Vue 3 on production!
I made the logo using Figma  with my very beginner skill with this kind of software. The illustrations come from .
I am really sorry to made a poorly reading experience. I guess I am not that fluent with English nor with copywriting. Thank to your feedback, I will spend some time to rewrite the copy ;)
I think I will spend some time to implement a demo to the site because I am not comfortable with video editing.
One question though. If it's just a personal journal, and I don't care to share any of it, why do I need blockchain? I think I'd rather just generate a symmetric key and store this encrypted data on any storage I choose. Are you planning social features?
Please read my answer here  to avoid duplicate content ^^
Beside, I may add social features in the future indeed. There is so much that can be done (many ideas), but for now, I focus to build the journal with polished basic features.
Would I be able to write in it offline too?
The App Mining rewards are incentives for developers to improve their app quality. I'd recommend this research paper to dig deeper in to the game theory behind App Mining: https://blog.blockstack.org/app-mining-game-theory-algorithm...
The source of money is newly minted tokens, just like in Bitcoin the miners operating the nodes and processing transactions get the newly minted tokens.
Ok, so where are those tokens being minted? In the apps themselves? Who's buying them since they don't seem to be publicly buyable?
Because my concern would be that my journal/calculator/paint app are running CPU intensive mining with or without code injection and connecting to a large amount of foreign peers just for the sake of storing my data in storage I own...
Think about App mining as rewards to developers from Blockstack PBC.
1. Who is putting the money into the system? An outside investor? Miners?
2. Blockstack is putting out significant amounts of cash and are a private company. How do they intend to profit off of this in the future? Selling user data? Injecting ads?
See this post for details: https://blog.blockstack.org/app-mining-plans-to-pay-blocksta...
Newly minted tokens as incentives have been in use since Bitcoin started 10+ years ago. We are using that concept for developer incentives.
Edit: And here's a question maybe you can answer for me directly: If the user data is stored in a location of my choice, and the code runs on the client, what's the point of an app being powered by Blockstack rather than just being a local offline app that saves data to iCloud/Dropbox/whatever?
Take the Dmails app for example, you can email me there on muneeb.id -- this will not be possible with an offline app.
I hear you on the developer focus for Blockstack. We might start a different brand that is consumer-focused. Right now the best page for consumer info is: https://blockstack.org/try-blockstack
Beside, I may want to implement social features in the future. There is so many things that can be done and I'm exploring some possibilities :)
Your journal app looks great. I've created an account and look forward to trying it out!
I journal once in the morning or twice (morning and evening). My journal is mostly a list of likert-scale type questions on which I want data.
It also has a qualitative section on the lower end if I feel the need to be qualitative, but I don't feel the need to do that every day.
I have to say that my journaling is very basic as I am only a beginner (1 year). I just write down my thoughts, tell things about my day or comment about my mood of the moment.
I read great content  about journaling so I will try to improve the way I write in my journal.
I've never thought about implementing likert-scale type questions in the journal but it's a great idea. I put this in the roadmap  so I'm going to have some thinking about it.
I have planed a feature to have gratitude journaling which can be similar to likert-scale type questions but without the likert-scale. So I definitely can implement this kind of feature too :)
> Gaia enables applications to access [it] via a uniform API.
You can learn more about Gaia storage here: 
I use Blockstack to allow users to create an identity which is handled on the Bitcoin blockchain.
Essentially when Blockstack IDs are created for users during registration, they are saved to the Bitcoin blockchain immutably so that the user him or herself is the only one who can control their ID using their private key. This is the way in which user independence is secured so that neither app developers or Blockstack controls their identities.
Take a look to the whitepaper  to go deeply in the details.
I use Gaia storage  to store data.
This looks like a really cool project! I like the idea of a journaling tool that also helps you reflect at a meta-level after you've entered in your momentary feelings.
I will take the time to implement a demo. It will help to visualize the actual product before hitting the sign in button I guess :)
But most of the time Gekri is pronounced "Guékri" ^^'
I have explained more about this in this tweet: 
I try my best to bring this appeal!
Not very privacy-focused.
I want to share with you something I've used back in 2013-2014.