Justin @ Vocal
Founder of Vocal. COO/President of Creatd ($VOCL), the parent company of the Vocal platform.
Announcing Vocal's Community Round
From the very first word shared on Vocal to the millions of stories that have been published since, our evolution over the last six years has been truly remarkable. Vocal isn't just a platform anymore; it's a thriving collective, a vibrant community, and a canvas for millions.
A Transparent Look into How Vocal Curates Top Stories
Thousands of stories are submitted to Vocal daily. This continuous flow of creativity is truly inspiring. As we navigate through millions of words everyday, our primary mission is to elevate and champion great storytelling.
Introducing New Communities: Chapters, Writers, Critique, and BookClub
When we first launched Vocal, we embarked on our journey with just six communities. Over the years, your invaluable feedback has guided us in introducing new communities centered around topics that sparked your interest and ignited your creativity. However, we recently made a striking realization - while we are a platform dedicated to writers, we lacked communities specifically designed for writers.
Nominating a Writer for the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards: A Step-by-Step Guide
The 2023 Vocal Writing Awards is not just a competition—it's a celebration of creativity, a platform for voices, and an opportunity to introduce more writers to our vibrant community.
Introducing the 2023 Vocal Writing Awards
Over the last few years, Vocal has hosted nearly 200 writing Challenges and given back over $2M to creators. The stories you've submitted have not only astounded us with their creativity and depth, but the transformative impact these Challenges have had on your lives has left us deeply touched. Your feedback has shown us that Challenges on Vocal are more than just competitions; they are catalysts for growth, creativity, and change.
Introducing the Vocal Store
We are excited to announce a brand-new addition to Vocal: The Vocal Store. This has been in the works for some time, and we're excited to finally share it with you. The store not only features official Vocal-branded merchandise, but also a wide array of curated books, accessories, collaborations, and more.
Introducing the Vocal Weekly Bonus Leaderboard
Two years ago, Vocal introduced Bonuses as a means to celebrate the accomplishments of our talented creators. These Bonuses have served as a way to recognize the hard work, dedication, and creativity displayed within our vibrant community.
Vocal Update: New Communities, Merch, Bonuses, Discord & More
Two months ago, we launched the Vocal Creator Chat and Raise Your Voice Threads, and the response has been truly overwhelming. We're beyond impressed by the depth of engagement and the richness of insights you've shared.
Tackling Spam and Inauthentic Behavior
Some of you have shared your frustrations lately about link-bombing, spammers soliciting sketchy websites, and bot/AI-generated comments and stories on Vocal. We know how hard you all work to create stories and we want all creators to get support and feedback from real users.
An Update on Vocal & Community Building
Vocal has always been committed to providing a platform for creators to share their stories and connect with audiences worldwide. In our constant effort to help creators reach new heights and grow their readership, we are excited to introduce a few updates we’ve been working on.
Introducing Activity Feed Notifications
In the evolving world of online content creation, we know it's imperative for creators to stay up to date on the latest tools and features that can help them best reach their audiences, and it's our responsibility to build this technology into our platform.