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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.

Writing Exchange update 

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I will be starting the upgrade to v2.9.0 for all Mastodon instances hosted on Masto.host.

There should be less than 1 minute of downtime.

You can read about the release here: blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/06/ or the changelog here: github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

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Both and are only a couple stars away from 1,000 on GitHub! Why not send them over the threshold? 猸

WriteFreely :writefreely2:
github.com/writeas/writefreely

Plume :plume:
github.com/Plume-org/Plume

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Being Normal 

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Next Friday (7th of June) at 6:00 AM UTC+2 there will be a planned maintenance reboot of an OVH server rack that will affect 3 app servers of Masto.host cloud.

Estimated downtime: 15 minutes

You can follow the issue here: travaux.ovh.net/?do=details&id

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Hey friends, intro incoming:

I'm a 20-something who thinks a lot. I'll be sharing thoughts and writing here.

Also, I love a lot of things. In no particular order: cats (mine and all), plants, reading, dogs (mine and all), animals, plants, mountains, snow, video games (currently Overwatch), husband (just mine), productivity, self improvement, communication skills, colors, feelings, mom (mine and all), empaths, Totoro, gnomes, cherries, Head Space app, Kung Pow, silence.

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Hello world of Mastodon. I am new here and will now introduce myself. I鈥檓 a 40 year old journalist living in Stockholm, Sweden. I鈥檓 a dad of three (got twins), I like books, blogging, swimrun and alternative music. Next week I start a new job as news chief at a magazine and website covering real estate and construction businesses as well as urban planning.
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#WritingExchange question 

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Fun thing to do at the library: walk through the aisles until a book's spine catches your eye. Ideally it's a pretty well-worn book; for this technique to work it needs to have had a fair number of readers over the years.

Grasp the book's spine and hold it so the pages hang down. Find a an air gap where the pages naturally hang open, and read those pages.

Today I found this lovely passage on randomness/entropy in a book called "Paradox" by Jim Al-Khalili.

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Alright Fediverse, I've started a :

ring.acdw.net/

It's for writers on Mastodon and the wider Fediverse! Join it by following the instructions there or send me a reply.

(pinging @Anke @aldersprig @starbreaker @DuthOlec @galadhir ... sorry if it's spam)

Hmm, wonder what's going on with these sites... instances with different branding and a suspiciously large number of users / posts 馃

One is a Posthaven knockoff called Postheaven: postheaven.net
(nodeinfo: postheaven.net/api/nodeinfo)

Zen Writing: zenwriting.net (nodeinfo: zenwriting.net/api/nodeinfo)

Write-a-Blog: writeablog.net (nodeinfo: writeablog.net/api/nodeinfo)

slept outside on the ground last night,
protected from swarming mosquitoes by a thin net,
listening to loud, but soothing, cacophony of frogs by the lake.

haven't slept that well in a while.

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We're going to start doing for the many blogs published on Read.Write.as 馃摉

You can follow all of these directly from the fediverse!

@yourintrinsicself - "Reflections on life, truth, faith, love, introspection, and transformation."

@365-rfcs - Comments on one RFC a day, by @darius

@blog - "here is distant"

@inquiry - conversations with the Read Write.as community; "whatever comes to mind"

@triptych - Games, code, and creative work, by @triptych

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want to be paid to contribute to the fediverse, to @writeas_org and help me migrate my blog to it ? Contact @matt : discuss.write.as/t/open-positi

You can now prove your identity on @keybase!

To do it, go to your profile on keybase.io, click "prove more identities" in the list of identities there, and search for writing.exchange.

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