Changes Big and Small

Hi. It’s Lily, the founder of Typetrigger. It’s been way too long. A lot has changed for me and for Ernie, my original TT partner, over the past eight years. Great stuff and terrible stuff, living stuff. We have had these things to tend to and neglected this project. This year we had to decide whether it was time to pull the plug on Typetrigger. We almost did.  Some stuff started crashing (I couldn’t access any of the direct messages anyone sent me) and it was time to get some technical fixes or just shut it down.  But I still occasionally get messages from users who ask what happened, who want to see this back up and running.

I looked at everything our community had put into Typetrigger over the years. It seemed like it might be worth a fix. People still write! And after a lot of excitement about endless features on social sites, a lot of us have come to appreciate a more limited set of tools that work well. So I decided to a bit more time and elbow grease into this. We are working now to fix some things that were broken. We might do more significant changes if we can get some community back to writing here. I would love to hear from you.

4 thoughts on “Changes Big and Small”

  1. I’m so glad you changed your mind about closing this site! I had been checking up and was often saddened to see that there were no triggers for days on end, and then even more so when the website seemed completely barren.. I’m looking forward to the changes, whatever they may be! This site is one I have used now for several years and will always return to. There’s nothing else like this site that really lets me share just a few words and feel inspired to write again.
    Looking forward to the new and improved TT!


    1. Thank you so much for letting us know that you are still excited by TT! I will be gathering more information from our community members in coming months about their experiences to guide our next steps.


  2. I don’t really have anything to important to say related to your recent posts except that I am super pleased to hear that TT is getting a revival. I’m also looking forward to seeing the upcoming changes.

    I check periodically to see if it’s up and running again and I was glad to see these posts. I am a huge supporter of the minimalist idea. But I understand that there is overhead to owning the site so even a couple AdSense panels wouldn’t bother me.

    Also, what do you think about putting on the Home/Landing page the occasional (but minimal) article about writing? Something that wouldn’t get too bloggy. (I know relevant info can be found in the FAQs link.) The reason I bring this up is because I think it would be good to publish something about “how to get the word out” about TT. For example, I learned about it from a former co-worker only by word-of-mouth. At the time, I was just a writing student. It didn’t occur to me to use the “Invite Friends” feature to tell fellow classmates about the site. I really wish I could have. I wouldn’t be turned off if I saw a headline on TT encouraging us to spread the word about this app/site.

    In any case, I love to hearing that something is in the works for getting site back up again! Look forward to seeing more. Good luck and Great work!!


    1. Thank you so much for this note! Your feedback is great. Prompting people to spread the word is a great idea. We are experiencing some hiccups along the way as we try to make TT function again and it will take a bit to decide what the next steps are. I am a bit reluctant to spread the world while we are still so glitchy! As we smooth things out I will definitely keep your ideas in mind. Thanks for the love!


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