Picture yourself climbing a mountain. The hike is long and exhausting, you climb steep walls, cross crevasses, crawl on your hands underneath giant boulders, and stumble through areas of rocky ground. The blazing sun in this high altitude blinds your sight, and a steady, cold stream of wind - causing the only sound you hear in this high altitude - further drains your energy. Far way in the distance looms the peak, barely visible from where you are. Will you ever make it?
At alive, we believe that concentrating on manageable steps helps a lot. So does good company - climbing that mountain will be easier if you’re not alone. But in the end, you will also need the right resources - sturdy boots, a good map, knowledge of a good climbing technique, a pickaxe, sunglasses, warm clothes etc.
The right resources are out there, just not always at your fingertips. But someone surely read that inspiring blog post about climbing the Kilimanjaro, found a great new app to learn languages, watched an awesome movie about your new travel destination, followed a helpful tutorial about running your first marathon or read a fantastic book about meditation techniques.
That’s why we started an experiment: On the new Resources tab, you can now find all these resources, tailored to your challenges. These are recommendations by other users - if you find them helpful, click the little arrow to vote for them. Of course, you may (and should) also add resources that we haven’t heard about yet. You will receive points for each click and can be sure of the gratitude of users you inspired.
From now on, instead of sifting through hundreds of search results (and even then, did you use the right keywords?), you’ll have the best resources to help you reach your goals, curated by the community, in a single spot.
There are many other things we have been working on lately
- Invite friends via email or Facebook - you are more likely to succeed if you have at least one friend on alive. And it’s more fun, too.
- Recommendations for next steps are getting smarter by the day.
- Timezones: Your day on alive finally starts when it should.
- … and yes, of course, Mobile versions: Coming soon!
We hope you like these new features and are happy about any feedback!