Journella™ is a web application dedicated to your personal history. It offers both direct writing features and the ability to collect items from outside sources such as Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.
There are four main page views in Journella – accessed by tabs in the top right screen.
- QUICK MENU
- MY JOURNELLA
- STORY BOARD
1. First lets talk about “MY JOURNELLA”.
MY JOURNELLA is the private side of Journella. Only Journella Members can access “My Journella” and their own private Journal entries. You will find your “My Journella” by clicking on the tab that says “My Journella.” (see image below.)
Using the “VIEW” menu bar (see image above), Journella™ members can quickly navigate between views which include: Read, Write, Day, Week, Month, Year, and Decade. * Users can also choose search and collect.
Clicking on WRITE (updated on June 4, 2012) will take you to a screen for writing entries in Journella™. (See related article “Adding Photos to Journella.“)
Learn More about WRITE view on our post “Write a Journal Entry.”
Clicking on WEEK or MONTH will show your items on a calendar style view in the form of icons. When you mouse over the icons a pop up screen will appear with information about the item. (see “Month” view sample image below.)
Clicking on DAY will take you to a screen that allows you to view items collected or written on that day – by the hour. There is a button to expand or condense each entry to view. (Condensed view shown below)
MY JOURNELLA - CATEGORIES:
The Content Menu column, (see image to the left) shows your Journal Categories and Sources. This customizable menu will help you organize all the items entered or collected into your Journella™ account.
When you first open your Journella™ account, you will see a few “default” categories (Travel, Holidays, Family) as well as a few sub-categories under Family (Dad, Mom, Brother, Sister.) These can be easily changed or deleted by clicking on “Manage Journals.” (See related article: Journal Categories.) The Primary Category is your “safe” category. You can change the name, and the icon; however, this category cannot be deleted and will always appear at the top of your journal category list. Once you have set up Journal Categories, you will be able to filter the content shown in your views (Read, Day, Week, Month, Year, and Decade) to show only the items in that category, by clicking on the category name. Items may be saved to multiple journal categories if desired. When an item is saved to multiple journals a “display icon” must be selected. The display icon is the icon that will be seen on the calendar views.
View sources will filter all of your items by their original source. Clicking on “My Entries” will filter your view to show only the items that you created in Journella™. You can collect items from outside sources by clicking on “Manage Sources.” Journella™ will currently collect items from: Facebook, Twitter, and blogs via RSS feeds. After you connect to your outside sources they will be listed under “View Sources.” (See related articles: “Save Facebook” and “Save Blogs via RSS feeds.”)
You can create your own icons and set up categories to meet your personal needs. (See related articles: Icons and Journella™ Categories).
Clicking on READ will take you to a view that allows you to read the items written or collected into Journella™. (see sample images below.)
on our blog you will find helpful articles about Journella Features and Ideas for Journal writing but the best source for Journal Inspiration is the Journella “Story Board”.
3. STORY BOARD
THE STORY BOARD is filled with memories and experiences that Journella™ Members have chosen to Share. (click to view story boards.)
4. QUICK MENU
THE QUICK MENU is a page designed to help new users navigate the Journella Website. Only registered user will see the Quick Menu. (See image below.)