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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.

Made more progress on my weekend project, a tool for generating images like this for social media.

Right now, it's an open source command-line tool written in Go, with a few configurable options. You can find the AGPL-licensed code on GitHub and start using it now!

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Father of beatuful little girl. Husband of good and beatiful wife. Book reader who works in book store. Lives in Zemun in Serbia. I love to read classical and modern russian literature. Pelevin's Iphuck 10 blown me away. I tried writing, but i'm better in reading. 😂

Working on a small tool to generate an image from a bit of text, made especially for any WriteFreely-based blog.

Basically, you'll use this to highlight something you wrote along with your blog URL, so you can then share it to Pixelfed or Instagram.

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Hello, Fediverse! My name is Brandon. I have been blogging since 2008. I write about productivity, technology, books, religion, coffee and tea, and Texas. I joined Mastodon to share my work and learn from other writers, but also to escape Twitter, which has proven to be useful for neither of these things. You can find my blog at

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Hi - just thought I'd join and see if could provide some inspiration and interesting conversation.

Currently I mostly blog about software / tech but I'm hoping to write a lot more this year!

You can find me here:

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I'm TBYB; Don't want to use my real name and I'm too lazy to come up with a pseudonym.

I'll be honest here: I'm here purely for the writing and occasionally talking about what I'm up to. I get enough noise about politics, the news, and general internet drama daily.

I'm also here to overcome my crippling fear of inadequacy when it comes down to my own writings. All advice/feedback is welcome.

I flip between short stories, long-form reviews, and occasional journal entries. Anyway,

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Hey everyone! My name’s Molly and I’m completely new to Mastodon. I write song lyrics and poems among other things.
I’m excited to meet folks and use this space as an outlet for writing!

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I’m Lola - I was born and raised in Ibadan, Nigeria but have lived in the US most of my life. I teach biomedical informatics and work on AI in medicine and telehealth research.

I also write short stories - literary, historical, and speculative. My first book will be published in 2022 by Amistad (North America) and Trapeze Books (UK).

I love to travel, read, talk politics (I’m pretty liberal). I’m addicted to Scrabble. I speak Yoruba, Igbo and I’m learning Spanish on Duolingo.

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I just joined today. I'm trying to get things figured out and my profile all set up. I look forward to interacting with others here. .

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Last few days of our New Year Sale 

It's the last week of the year and the last couple days of our New Year Sale! Get 33% off our iOS app and an extra 25% off Pro 🎊

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Is there anybody here that uses other Fediverse services, except from Mastodon? I have been fascinated by the whole concept of ActivityPub and federated social networks, but haven't seen great value on other Fediverse offerings. Am I missing something? 😅

#federated #social #activitypub

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Introducing a new way to monetize your writing: via micropayments and the Web Monetization protocol 💰

Read the full story on @blog:

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I'll primarily use it for software development (writing Go, using Goland for an IDE), and routinely keeping 50+ tabs open in Chrome. Then there's just email, and Slack, which practically demands a dedicated machine right now.

On occasion, I'm doing image processing and video editing, plus some very casual gaming. So not a ton of graphics needs, though I'd like it to be snappy when I'm doing this work.

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Thinking of finally investing in a decent desktop computer, and looking at the Thelio from System76. Anyone have any experience with it or other recommendations?

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Hey everyone. I just joined Writing Exchange! If you want to chat, talk about life and or have any problems and need a listener then I am a trained listener on a site called 7 Cups. Also, if you are lonely and just need a friend then I accept everyone no matter what. And or if you just want to chat normal then please let me know.


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End of November sale 

We're offering discounts on two paid features today (only):

* eBook Export (30% off). Let readers download your blog or novel on

* Pro (25% off). Get an annual or 5-year Pro subscription for 25% off the normal price.

Read more on our @blog:

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Hello everyone! This is my post for this instance - I've been kicking around Masto for a while, but not really committed to an instance outside of .social before. I'm more active on Twitter, and you can find my series Caught in the Balance on I'm just about to hit Episode 20 and take a hiatus - so I thought I'd come and see what everyone else is up to during my break!

Looking forward to connecting with you!

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