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Welcome to all our new writers! 👋 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 😊

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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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Hi writing.exchange!

I'm looking for a bit of . I'm working on a book project that follows a group of (fictional) & folks over the course of a year. It will have a strong focus on their fierce independence, creativity, resourcefulness & the power of disabled solidarity.

In order to make their stories real and diverse I'm conducting ~20 (paid) interviews with a variety of disabled and chronically ill people. Where is the best place to post asking about this?

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Have any input on the in ? We're working on small, gradual improvements now, and we'd love to hear your feedback!

writefreely.org/pull/263

via @writeas_dev /

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Besides not supporting Amazon, which I enjoy, an added benefit of getting books from other online sellers is that they aren't all bent and banged up when they get to me. Have had two good experiences with Barnes and Noble now.

It's a small, maybe insignificant thing. But part of the joy of buying physical books for me is seeing the wear and tear they accumulate over time.

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:fediverse: "Suggestion: a custom URL scheme handler as a streamlined UX for cross-instance interactions on the web"

@grishka and @matt are discussing some important issues with the UX of the #fediverse over on the SocialHub forum. Would love to see more progress on this front. The UX of cross instance/software interaction is quite horrible at the moment and is something we really need to move forward on. Please come give your constructive ideas here:

socialhub.activitypub.rocks/t/

It's kind of weird to look back and see that I've been working on something for five straight years now -- I don't think I've ever spent that much time on a single project.

But I'm really happy that Write.as has reached this milestone. Exciting times to come in the years ahead!

"5 Years" from @blog: write.as/blog/5-years

My trick for preempting jetlag before heading across the Atlantic: wake up an hour earlier than usual each day, starting a few days ahead of the flight. Tomorrow I'll be at 3am, and hopefully falling asleep as soon as the plane takes off in the evening.

Got our postcards in the mail today 😍 Will give these out at next weekend. And stickers!

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AN INVITATION to writers, artists, photographers, creative educators & thinkers: Join yapnet.org, a supportive community for anyone to share unfinished ideas & work (privately) for feedback.

We'd love more participants in all genres and disciplines. Free, volunteer-run and active, YapNet, while tiny, is already having a profound impact on the work of its active users.

Need a little outside perspective on your project/idea? Join up. (We manually approve accts; be patient.)

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@matt took some time to talk about the origins behind @write_as , where it's headed, and what he's learned along the way in building usable software for creative expression. Thanks to everyone for backing our mission and making the project more than we could've imagined!

Check out the interview here: starterstory.com/how-to-build-

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An academic paper about social networks misspelled Mastodon, Pleroma and Pixelfed lol

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New Year Sale 

Just booked my travel to Brussels for ! Looking forward to attending for another year.

If you'll be there or in the area, let me know! Would love to meet up and chat in person.

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v0.11.2 is out now! This is an important update that fixes bugs with federation, among other things — we recommend all admins upgrade.

Read more on the @writefreely blog: blog.writefreely.org/version-0

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Hi writing.exchange, I'm Apple! I'm a writer trying to reach out to fellow writers, and am new to Mastodon. Anyone wanna show me the ropes of this instance?

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Added a new tool for reading Medium articles in peace:

makemediumreadable.com/read

You can also grab the article as Markdown -- maybe even publish to !

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