Realized that we need a clearer line, UX-wise, between the personal writing experience and Team writing experience.
- Teams basically act as Users, with their own set of integrations, Snap.as uploads, drafts (eventually), and a pool of #authors that they can add to blog posts
- We want to severely reduce the chance of accidental posting to the wrong blog (don’t want a personal post ending up on the company blog!)
- We can optimize the editor and backend management flow if we know you’re in “team mode” instead of “individual writer mode” — like working at the office vs. writing at home
Concretely, we’ll have a way for users to switch between their personal account and any team they’re a member of, like they already can on Snap.as.
This also furthers my assumption that collaborative work on our platform is different from writing as an individual — something I don’t think many publishing platforms assume. With time, we’ll see how that assumption holds up, or if the improved Team UX / navigation bleeds back into the individual experience.