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.
Some neat things about our #WritingExchange Mastodon instance:
We have a public directory, where you can discover writers here:
(Anyone on our instance can add themselves from their profile settings.)
You can also browse our local timeline without being a registered user:
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#WritingExchange is now on Mastodon v2.8.0! Check out that new landing page (while logged out) 😍
This brings support for polls, the ability to feature hashtags on your profile, and a way for new people to directly request an account here -- among other new features.
Read more about it on the latest #Mastodon blog post: https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2019/04/mastodon-2.8/
I have to say, it's delightful watching people essentially become pen pals in a digital space that was never designed for commentary or much social interaction at all (though, we never designed against it, either).
Hello, writing.exchange. This is my #introduction post. Writing has always been something which I enjoyed and have been appreciated for in the past. It has been quite some time since I wrote my last blog article. However, it has been perhaps an even longer time since I wrote my first blog article. It's good to be a member of this community. I am seeking to get back into writing and need to explore where I can begin sharing my work with a community that can find my works beneficial. Cheers
👋 Hello writers, allow me to make my #introductions!
This year I resolved to take one of the ideas bouncing around my head and force it into a book - my first.
A City In Stand records a utopian society confronted by world-breaking storms. If all goes well, my characters' happy, stable lives will be shattered and they'll be forced to recreate their entire lives.
I'm here because I want to absorb other writer's processes through osmosis. And make writer friends.
@Gargron Quick question: any thoughts on having Mastodon respect the custom "commentsEnabled" property that PeerTube, PixelFed, and (soon) WriteFreely send out?
It's discussed here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/8565#issuecomment-480079512, but I'm just wondering your interest as far as hiding / disabling the reply button in Masto when this property is set to `false`.
Lastly, I'm (@matt) still in Portland until late Tuesday, so if you're in the area and want to grab a coffee, let me know!
Florida to Oregon by Train: Day 3 https://write.as/matt/florida-to-oregon-by-train-day-3
In case you missed it, a-hem. This finally went online.
My feed seems to be broken, though, or at least my reader won't pick it up.
Can someone check one of these and see if one or the other works:
Opened a long-running notebook for the first time in a while last night...
Whereas the first year I wrote in it (2010) had 50+ pages written, last year I wrote 3 sentences.
So I sat for a few minutes and wrote until I ended up in a new place. I felt the ink on the paper, basked in the varying scribbles I made, poured out some honest words, and made some discoveries that instantly lifted my mood. Just *writing* did that. I don't do it nearly enough.
I'm a programmer and designer but I've got dreams of being a writer. Last year I decided to take my hobby a little more seriously and start learning.
In addition to the work I'm doing for a writing class, I have two novels in draft state, one of which I hope to have fully revised and publishable by the end of the year.
Some of my short works are here: https://mishafrankenstein.tumblr.com
As far as interests, I like spooky/Halloween type stuff and I listen to a lot of metal.
Hi, I'm new to this instance. I'm 26/F, and interested in writing; particularly poetry and prose.
This is mostly just something for me. I've realized more and more lately that I have a lot of stuff to express, but I don't have much of an outlet.
Thanks for listening to my #introduction!
That’s what we call a lock-in, a monopoly over our lives. Cutting from them even if we don’t pay them anything willfully has a price we pay in time, effort and money.
They catch us in their webs and never let go.
Whereas I try to keep this account low-volume and limited to the important stuff, the dev account often contains what we're working on at any given moment, as well as new issues, small fixes, and our future plans.
Even if you're not a developer but instead run a WriteFreely instance — or just publish on one — there's relevant information for you there.
Yesterday was the last post in the current #AlternativesAtoZ series.
You can see the whole series most easily by going to:
You can find out more about alternatives on the website:
If you wish to support the site, please consider buying the eBook:
Neat, #WritingExchange was mentioned as an instance worth checking out in this article:
I will be starting the upgrade to Mastodon v2.7.3 for all instances hosted on Masto.host
The downtime should be less than 30 seconds.
You can read the changelog here: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/releases/tag/v2.7.3
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