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Welcome to all our new writers! 馃憢 Glad you've found our little spot in the fediverse.

If you ever need help, feel free to reach out to me or anyone else in the community. Also: an avatar, bio, and post will go a long way toward helping you connect with more people 馃槉

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Sometimes you want to take a picture, capture how the morning light looks filtering through the trees; your cooled skin; the sound of birds.

But you can never smell the air in that photo. You can't look around to see the rest of the world from that spot you stood, capturing a split second of light.

The only way to remember it is to sit for a while; feel it as deeply as you can; accept that it'll never be as good as it is right now.

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Linked is a #pherephone "Announce" activity from a writefreely post. It works on mastodon but not on pleroma. I cannot understand why this is. Can any helpful #pleroma or #ActivityPub experts give a hint?

boosts appreciated

mixt.qwazix.com/pherephone-boo

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Hello! I鈥檓 moving here from comicscamp.club, after my webcomic ended and I took up a much more text-centric writing blog.

I鈥檒l get settled in here properly as soon as I鈥檓 not on the way home from getting groceries!

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That afternoon the movie theater witnessed two romantic comedies.
One that was playing and one that was happening.
They both lasted 92'.

#MicroFiction

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@darius Just mentioned you via ActivityPub on a WriteFreely post: matt.writefreely.dev/ap-mentio -- curious if you got it or not.

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Excited to support #ActivityPub mentions in #WriteFreely! (In progress here: writefreely.org/pull/195)

So far it works great with #Pleroma, but #Mastodon doesn't support mentions in the Articles we send out (only Notes). So we've opened an issue to fix this: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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People have asked me if having local-only posting somehow discourages federated posting.

I finally did the actual queries on our instance database, and after about a year of having local-only as an option we are at almost exactly 50/50 local vs federated posts.

65% of our accounts have been active in the last month, which is on the high side of normal for an instance with 80 accounts.

We post about 2x more *federated* posts than other instances with ~40 active users.

When the muse arrives, you get to work.

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Facebook: I'm in a promising local band.

Twitter: I'm developing an idea for a startup.

Instagram: I'm building an audience to become an influencer.

Mastodon: I use Linux distros you've never even heard of.

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#Poem by me:

Taking care of you,
Lets you take care of them.

I feel your pain,
been there
was there, still there.

Taking care of you,
Lets you fly.

Please remember,
鈥淪ecure your own
Oxygen mask first鈥

Taking care of you,
Lets you soar.

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Hey there. I run this blog made with write.as:

sfss.space

I explain everything (mostly in fact, I'll also publish stories under CC licences: reading a lot of them this week) is explained on the "about" page.

Anyways, feel free to shoot me a direct message for questions, suggestions, requests or anything really.

-- sfss

Fixed reward: at least you've gotten that off your chest.

Variable reward: questioning things
or
just:
cats and ducks.

Feed me new food, News Feed.

Stream me your latest distraction.

Variable reward: present catharsis of tooting...

morning regret of last night's tooting.

Will these words come back to haunt me? Or resonate and live on?

It's not up to me, me, me.
Only you, you, you.

Variable reward: The internet is only ever a party where you're expected to entertain. You only receive a reward for your entertainment value.

Think no deep thoughts.

Express minimal creativity.

Appeal to the masses and you may receive one glorious "like" for your sacrifice.

Variable reward: You do something and put it on the Information Superhighway or the World Wide Web or in the Series of Tubes.

You expect some kind of feedback. It's like dancing on a table at a party. If no one laughs or claps, you've failed and you should feel bad.

Variable reward: did the person that I want view my Snap / Insta story? What are they doing instead of checking their phone?

Probably having more fun doing something else...

with someone else.

...Jealousy creeps in....

Why aren't they looking at what I made?
Why aren't they "liking" me?
Why aren't they paying attention to me?
Me, me, me. Me!

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