journal is exactly where I left it a few months ago, looking a bit dated and not being easy to use and not having the features I wanted in my blog site.
Meanwhile, the main purpose of journal remains unfulfilled. The work to expose a matrix room as a journal blog was never done as I haven’t had the time or the will to go and make it happen.
The next phase of journal will require a mechanism to take events from the Matrix network and write them to blog files in the journal web articles directory.
So far, I had assumed that using a Matrix “bot” user would be sufficient for pulling blog content in this way but in hindsight, a Matrix Application Service would be more applicable.
Finally the new version of journal has gone live at my personal web site - https://journal.lukebarnard.co.uk. Essentially, this is a blog site and can be used independently from Matrix. I plan to keep the components separate and I’m confident this won’t complicate the implementation of Matrix integration.