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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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Okay, the new #Funkwhale channels feature is freaking awesome. I think there's more work to be done to make this more compatible with the rest of the fediverse, but I think this is a very promising opportunity for musicians to share their original works within the network.

New Funkwhale UI redesign looks great too!
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Getting reports from people in Indonesia that they're unable to access Write.as... Things look fine from where we are, but they're getting this error: DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN

Anyone have experience verifying if this is indeed censorship happening, and if so, working around it? Retoots appreciated!

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Join us on, gulp, Facebook for a Live writing session today (and every Thursday) at 3:30 p.m. at facebook.com/geoffreygevalttel Fun, supportive, no-guilt session designed to clear your mind and your soul.

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Good Morning! Pixelfed is 2 years old today! 🎉

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Want to turn your blog into an eBook? We just launched a new feature to do just this — eBook exports for all your blogs & hashtagged posts!

We'd love for you to try it out. Take a look at our announcement to learn how to participate: discuss.write.as/t/ebook-add-o

Along the way, we'll build the admin side for the article author, which will let them see replies they've received in the fediverse. Then at some point we'll accept Webmentions and surface them there, too.

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We'll build this in stages, starting with private replies -- easy, since it's just using email.

Then we'll do public replies, where you can only reply with a Write.as account. Keeping it limited to our platform will make it easier to get the UX right. But it'll use underneath everything.

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Starting to work out the details of a commenting system for @write_as / . Core ideas:

- Public or private replies
- Necessary friction for the comment-writer

write.as/matt/towards-a-commen from @matt

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Design should provoke emotion and confuse the senses. After years of a minimalist aesthetic, we're pushing the boundaries yet again with a refreshing new design for your blog — available today. write.as/blog/a-revolution-in-

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v0.12 is just about ready! This upcoming version includes mentions, OAuth support, and plenty of small improvements.

For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!

github.com/writeas/writefreely

v0.12 is just about ready! This upcoming version includes mentions, OAuth support, and plenty of small improvements.

For anyone interested in helping us test out this new version, we've just put out a release candidate for you to try today, and would love your feedback!

github.com/writeas/writefreely

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