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.
I'm looking for a bit of #advice. I'm working on a book project that follows a group of (fictional) #disabled & #chronicallyill 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?
Upcoming Visual Changes to WriteFreely https://matt.writefreely.dev/upcoming-visual-changes-to-writefreely
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.
"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:
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!
AN INVITATION to writers, artists, photographers, creative educators & thinkers: Join https://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.
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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: https://www.starterstory.com/how-to-build-a-blogging-platform
New Year Sale
We're doing a final sale for the year on our annual Pro subscription, from now until December 31st: get 20% off the normal subscription price, locked-in for as long as you keep the subscription.
This is a great time to set yourself up for a year of writing freely on the web -- and to support #WriteFreely development at the same time ♥️
Just booked my travel to Brussels for #fosdem! 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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