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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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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 Write.as

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

Read more on our @blog: write.as/blog/end-of-november-

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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 read.write.as. 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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The "inbox" will be sorted on a few different dimensions, making it more of a prioritized to-do list than a normal message inbox.

I'd like the sorting algorithm to be entirely flexible / customizable for everyone. For me, it'll involve a combination of "importance" or priority for a given person, plus recency and category of request.

This is the single question I need the software to answer for me daily: Who do I respond to first?

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I think the MVP will include a subset of actual Inbox messages only from important contacts. Once usable, I imagine I'll use this new tool in conjunction with my current email workflow -- scan and triage in my current standard email client, and do the actual work / communication with this new tool.

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For the inbox UI, current idea is a chat-like "buddy list" -- the focus is on names of people who've emailed, not subject lines. This is just like , but actual message composition will still reflect classic email -- long-form instead of short chat messages.

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Beyond that, there's plenty of room for integrations, e.g. issue trackers we use at @write_as (Phabricator / GitHub) and other comm platforms

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Biggest ideas are:

- An "inbox" interface that's more about people than messages
- Deeper classification for contacts, meant for categorizing users, customers, contributors, potential customers
- Better message organization meant to facilitate more timely responses and general customer support

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As I wrote about recently on @matt (write.as/matt/falling-short-in), I'm spending my spare time thinking about a new private communication tool that helps me keep in touch with people better.

Right now, it's looking like it'll be a new email client.

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yapnet.org (probably not the best name for the purpose) is, as I understand it, a private place set up by writers and educators for any and all storytellers to share their work-in-progress and get constructive feedback on it. No strings attached.

Judging from a recent admin post there, not enough participation happens to keep inertia going, thus warrant keeping the site up. So if you think you could benefit from that kind of thing, or have the time to give feedback, check it out.

Now when you @-mention a @funkwhale profile from a post, you'll land on the right page!

Recently fixed here: dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/

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@matt My parents owned pubs while I was growing up and I distinctly recall watching car lights paint across my bedroom ceiling as they drove through the gaps in the curtains at night. The smooth dance they made across the room was always a source of wonder, even though I was old enough to know what and why they were.

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Hi all,
here is my quick .
My name is Massimo, I am from Italy and a year ago I had a weird dream about a boy and a strange phenomena.
That image grew in my head and I started writing some short stories (in Italian). I decided to publish them on a personal blog/site – crooked.ink. That wasn't enough: bored because of the lockdown, I decided to translate one in English and –a few weeks later– to write another one directly in English.

TL;DR: I think I enjoy writing.

Small moments awake noticing the pretty, shifting light.

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This is my first step into the . I'm looking forward to learning more about it and meeting new people.

I'm a writer by trade who works for a University as their Web Content Officer.

I run a website called the Worldbuilding School which is all about building imaginary worlds. And I'm writing a collection of Cyberpunk flash fiction with a Retrowave style.

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The new Snap.as is here! 📸

If you've been with us for a while, you'll want to migrate your photos and data to the new system. Just log in and click the "Update" button to do that!

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Hello, all! You may call me Tutu. 

I just joined `don, and I'm so very excited to be here! I lurked for a day over on my other account to learn how it works, and I'm excited to share my stuff and get some critiques and improve my poetics, story-telling, prose, and maybe even my song-writing if I feel vulnerable enough!

Check out my bio + links for all the things. & If anyone would like to talk poetry, phenomenology, spirituality or music, don't hesitate to reach out, future-friends! 🤲

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Today we're excited to launch our very first mobile app, for iOS! Read about it in our latest @writefreely blog post: blog.writefreely.org/writefree

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